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 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
Second Leg Room (in)
41.0 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.0 100.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 72.2
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
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.0 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.5
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3476 3151
Wheels
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 -
Front Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.3L/140
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Sedan LT 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Ford Fusion
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA

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