Compare 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx vs 2006 Ford Fusion

2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
2006 Ford Fusion
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5-Door Sedan LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Sedan LT 22 30 $19,055 $20,165
5-Door Sedan SS 18 26 $21,985 $23,265
5-Door Sedan LTZ 22 30 $22,174 $23,465
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4-Door Sedan I4 S
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 54.0
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
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
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 - City (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
Transmission
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
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.31
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Ford Fusion
Body Style
5 Door Sedan LT 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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