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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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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
4-Door Sedan I4 S
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 15.8
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.1 x 1.6 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 17.5
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 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) 3174 3151
Wheels
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 -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.3L/140
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 31
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Type 4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Ford Fusion
Body Style 4 Door Sedan LS 4 Door Sedan
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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