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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 S
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Engine

Trim

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
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 24 32 $17,354 $18,365
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 32 $21,796 $23,065
4-Door Sedan SS 19 26 $21,607 $22,865
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 24 32 $15,464 $16,365
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 32 $18,772 $19,865
4-Door Sedan LT w/0LT 24 32 $16,882 $17,865
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,017
$15,464
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,145
$16,365
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$273 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Sedan Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in) 190.2 188.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.8 15.4
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 16.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 36.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA QMR
Front Tire Size P205/60R16 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA QMR
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3151 3174
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SMPI MFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.39 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Fusion Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan LS
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
 
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