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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 22 33 $20,876 $21,975
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 33 $21,826 $22,975
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $24,115 $25,385
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,806 $27,165
4-Door Sedan S FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 32 $18,594 $19,850
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 29 $20,196 $21,850
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 23 33 $23,300 $25,300
4-Door Sedan FWD SPORT 18 27 $24,966 $27,150
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $26,270 $28,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $26,414 $28,760
4-Door Sedan AWD SPORT 17 24 $26,630 $29,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,876
$18,594
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,975
$19,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$331 / month
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TCC’s Bottom Line The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu isn't edgy or high-performance, but it has everything that most mid-size sedan shoppers seek. The 2011 Ford Fusion comes in a few finely developed flavors; Sport, Hybrid and base are a few of the best tastes.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 54.0
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 37.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.1 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.7 100.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 112.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.8 190.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.1 16.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.87 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 39.0
Steering Type Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA T7E
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T7E
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 P205/60VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3432 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 169 @ 6400 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 160 @ 4500 172 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LE5 99A
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 32
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 1.84
Trans Order Code MH8 446
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.77 4.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 3.45
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.31
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Ford Fusion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Independent Independent Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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