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
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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