Compare 2006 Ford Fusion vs 2006 Chevrolet Malibu

2006 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan I4 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 S 23 31 $16,017 $17,145
4-Door Sedan I4 SE 23 31 $16,525 $17,900
4-Door Sedan I4 SEL 23 31 $17,502 $18,985
4-Door Sedan V6 SE 21 29 $18,978 $20,625
4-Door Sedan V6 SEL 21 29 $19,954 $21,710
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,017
$15,464
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,145
$16,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$273 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 52.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 52.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 188.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.1 x 1.6
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 15.9
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA QMR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QMR
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3151 3174
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
156 @ 4250 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99Z L61
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6250 144 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.62
Trans Order Code
445 MX0
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan LS
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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