Compare 2003 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2003 Ford Taurus

2003 Chevrolet Malibu
2003 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 29 $16,538 $18,075
4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $18,826 $20,575
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4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,538
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,075
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$301 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.6 104.7
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
52.0 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
28.5 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
190.4 197.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.0 108.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.3 17.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.8 x 1.8 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.1 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.68
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QCD NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
QCD NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3106 3336
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 130
Engine
Displacement
3.1L/191 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5200 155 @ 4900
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
LG8 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
Transmission
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth 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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Ford Taurus
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.60 .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 .81
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

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