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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $21,558 $22,340
4-Door Sedan ECO 25 36 $24,777 $25,945
4-Door Sedan LT 25 36 $22,547 $23,610
4-Door Sedan LTZ 25 36 $26,261 $27,790
4-Door Sedan S FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 34 $20,488 $21,970
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 34 $22,079 $23,935
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium 22 33 $28,229 $30,600
4-Door Sedan AWD Titanium 22 31 $30,074 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium Hybrid 44 41 $30,074 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD SE Hybrid 44 41 $25,166 $27,280
4-Door Sedan FWD S Hybrid 44 41 $24,497 $26,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,558
$20,488
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,340
$21,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$372 / month
$366 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Chevy has taken a look elsewhere in its lineup, and in the market, and made the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu a stronger offering--with an emphasis on better gas mileage and more space. The 2014 Ford Fusion has stunning good looks, satisfying performance, and top-notch safety and fuel economy--all without skimping on the interior space and ride comfort that really means something to mid-size sedan shoppers.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.10 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.10 44.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.00 55
Second Leg Room (in) 36.80 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.00 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.30 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.50 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.3 102.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.50 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.60 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.00 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.80 112.2
Liftover Height (in) NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.00 72.9
Track Width, Front (in) 62.20 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) NA -
Length, Overall (in) 191.50 191.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.3 16
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x - TBD - 11.9
Brake Type Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x - TBD - 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 16.5
Steering
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.68 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code QPE NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code QPE NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3393 3431
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 500
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 196 @ 6300 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 191 @ 4400 175 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LKW 997
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 34
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.84 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.96
Trans Order Code MNH 44W
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.64 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 4.58
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.91
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Ford Fusion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Four-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.3 7.0 (Est)
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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