Compare 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2013 Ford Fusion vs 2013 Nissan Altima

2013 Chevrolet Malibu
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2013 Ford Fusion
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2013 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 22 34 $21,225 $21,995
4-Door Sedan LT 22 34 $22,141 $23,185
4-Door Sedan ECO 25 37 $23,860 $24,985
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 34 $25,859 $27,365
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4-Door Sedan FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 34 $20,422 $21,900
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 34 $21,983 $23,830
4-Door Sedan FWD SE Hybrid 44 41 $25,092 $27,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium 22 33 $27,860 $30,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium Hybrid 44 41 $29,612 $32,100
4-Door Sedan AWD Titanium 22 31 $29,705 $32,200
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,356 $21,760
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,376 $22,280
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $23,550 $25,760
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $25,831 $28,260
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,959 $28,400
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $27,929 $30,560
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,225
$20,422
$20,356
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,995
$21,900
$21,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$365 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
9.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Thinking small makes the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu a more sporty sedan, but doesn't help its rear-seat space at all. The 2013 Ford Fusion's more than a rock-star body: it handles better than any other family sedan we've driven, and doesn't cheat on interior room to deliver it. Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Sedan Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.50 37.800 37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.10 56.900 56.400
Front Leg Room (in)
42.10 44.300 45.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.00 55.000 54.000
Second Leg Room (in)
36.90 38.300 36.100
Front Head Room (in)
39.00 39.200 40.000
Second Hip Room (in)
54.30 54.400 52.100
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.50 57.800 56.400
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.3 118.800 101.900
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.50 191.700 191.500
Height, Overall (in)
57.60 58.100 57.900
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.00 62.400 62.400
Wheelbase (in)
107.80 112.200 109.300
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD - 26.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.00 72.900 72.000
Track Width, Front (in)
62.20 62.700 62.400
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 16.000 15.400
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 11.500 x 0.350
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 11.700 x 1.020
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 16.500 18.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.600 36.100
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.700 2.900
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 14.800 16.400
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/80D16 T135/90R16
Front Tire Order Code
-STDRA8 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
-STDRA8 NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3393 3427 3108
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - 7.200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
197 @ 6300 170 @ - TBD - 182 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4400 170 @ - TBD - 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LCV 997 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34 38
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.940 0.745
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.960 NA
Trans Order Code
NA 44W NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.070 4.828
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.450 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.750 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.580 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.910 NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Ford Fusion Nissan Altima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.0 5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD - - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
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
Rollover Rating

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