Compare 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx vs 2006 Ford Taurus

2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
2006 Ford Taurus
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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 SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,400 $20,830
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,127 $22,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,055
$19,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,165
$20,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$336 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
41.0 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.0 103.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 197.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
22.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
41.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 16.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x 0.6 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.0 10.9 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 39.7
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPE NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPE NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 125
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3476 3306
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 3200 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
LX9 99U
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5600 153 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.54
Trans Order Code
MX0 44N
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Sedan LT 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.81
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson strut

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