Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx vs 2006 Ford Fusion

2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Change
2006 Ford Fusion Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 5-Door Sedan LT
Switch Style

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
Switch Style

Body Style

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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
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
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
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 187.8 190.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 22.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 41.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.8
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 17.5
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QPE NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code QPE NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3476 3151
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
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 -
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
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 3200 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code LX9 99Z
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 5600 160 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Sedan LT 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Ford Fusion
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.