Compare 2014 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2014 Ford Fusion

2014 Chevrolet Malibu
2014 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $21,558 $22,340
4-Door Sedan LT 25 36 $22,547 $23,610
4-Door Sedan ECO 25 36 $24,777 $25,945
4-Door Sedan LTZ 25 36 $26,261 $27,790
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4-Door Sedan FWD S
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 S Hybrid 44 41 $24,497 $26,270
4-Door Sedan FWD SE Hybrid 44 41 $25,166 $27,280
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,558
$20,488
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,340
$21,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$372 / month
$366 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
9.0
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
City
25 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 16
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 16.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.6
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QPE NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPE NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3393 3431
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
196 @ 6300 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Ford Fusion
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
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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