Compare 2007 Ford Fusion vs 2007 Chevrolet Malibu

2007 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan I4 FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD S 23 31 $16,316 $17,430
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD SE 23 31 $16,979 $18,360
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD SEL 23 31 $17,961 $19,450
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD SE 20 28 $19,432 $21,085
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD SEL 20 28 $20,408 $22,170
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD SE 19 26 $21,096 $22,935
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD SEL 19 26 $22,073 $24,020
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 24 34 $16,268 $17,215
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 24 34 $17,421 $18,435
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 32 $19,037 $20,145
4-Door Sedan SS 18 26 $22,179 $23,470
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 32 $22,372 $23,675
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,316
$16,268
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,430
$17,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$291 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.05 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.98 10.87 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
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)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 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 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 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 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 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 MN5
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 2.95
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 SLA MacPherson Strut
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
Multi-link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA

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