Compare 2006 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2006 Ford Taurus

2006 Chevrolet Malibu
2006 Ford Taurus
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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 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
$15,464
$19,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,365
$20,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 103.9
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 197.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 108.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 16.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 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
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.1 x 1.6 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 39.7
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.68
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 125
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3174 3306
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
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 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/134 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
144 @ 5600 153 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
L61 99U
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 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 44N
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.63 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
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 LS 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson strut
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

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