Compare 2006 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2006 Ford Fusion

2006 Chevrolet Malibu
2006 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 24 32 $15,464 $16,365
4-Door Sedan LT w/0LT 24 32 $16,882 $17,865
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 24 32 $17,354 $18,365
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 32 $18,772 $19,865
4-Door Sedan SS 19 26 $21,607 $22,865
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 32 $21,796 $23,065
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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
$15,464
$16,017
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,365
$17,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$286 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 100.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 107.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 15.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.1 x 1.6 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 38.7
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QMR 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)
3174 3151
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 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
2.2L/134 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
144 @ 5600 160 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4000 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
L61 99Z
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
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)
3.63 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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Ford Fusion
Body Style
4 Door Sedan LS 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA

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