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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 32 $18,594 $19,850
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 29 $20,196 $21,850
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 23 33 $23,300 $25,300
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $26,414 $28,760
4-Door Sedan FWD SPORT 18 27 $24,966 $27,150
4-Door Sedan AWD SPORT 17 24 $26,630 $29,000
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $26,270 $28,600
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 33 $20,876 $21,975
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 33 $21,826 $22,975
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $24,115 $25,385
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,806 $27,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,594
$20,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,850
$21,975
Monthly Payment Estimate
$331 / month
$366 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Ford Fusion comes in a few finely developed flavors; Sport, Hybrid and base are a few of the best tastes. The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu isn't edgy or high-performance, but it has everything that most mid-size sedan shoppers seek.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Sedan Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.4 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.3 97.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 37.1 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.7 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.6 191.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.8 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.3 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 107.4 112.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 70.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.5 15.1
Brakes
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) - TBD - 10.87 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code T7E NA
Front Tire Size P205/60VR16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code T7E NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60VR16 P225/50R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3285 3432
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4500 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code 99A LE5
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 6000 169 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 4.48
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.19 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 2.87
Trans Order Code 446 MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.38 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Fusion Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link 4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 7.2
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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