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Selected Style 5-Door Sedan LT
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Sedan LT 22 30 $19,055 $20,165
5-Door Sedan LTZ 22 30 $22,174 $23,465
5-Door Sedan SS 18 26 $21,985 $23,265
4-Door Sedan I4 S
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Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 S 23 31 $16,017 $17,145
4-Door Sedan I4 SE 23 31 $16,525 $17,900
4-Door Sedan I4 SEL 23 31 $17,502 $18,985
4-Door Sedan V6 SE 21 29 $18,978 $20,625
4-Door Sedan V6 SEL 21 29 $19,954 $21,710
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,055
$16,017
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,165
$17,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$336 / month
$286 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.5 54.0
Second Leg Room (in) 41.0 37.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.0 100.0
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.8 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 187.8 190.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 112.3 107.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 41.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 22.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x 0.6 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 17.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 38.7
Steering Type Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code QPE NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QPE NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3476 3151
Wheels
Front Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 5600 160 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 3200 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code LX9 99Z
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.14 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.84
Trans Order Code MX0 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.29 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Ford Fusion
Body Style 5 Door Sedan LT 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
 
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