Compare 2013 Ford Fusion vs 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 34 $20,422 $21,900
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 34 $21,983 $23,830
4-Door Sedan FWD SE Hybrid 44 41 $25,092 $27,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium 22 33 $27,860 $30,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium Hybrid 44 41 $29,612 $32,100
4-Door Sedan AWD Titanium 22 31 $29,705 $32,200
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 22 34 $21,225 $21,995
4-Door Sedan LT 22 34 $22,141 $23,185
4-Door Sedan ECO 25 37 $23,860 $24,985
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 34 $25,859 $27,365
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,422
$21,225
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,900
$21,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$365 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Ford Fusion's more than a rock-star body: it handles better than any other family sedan we've driven, and doesn't cheat on interior room to deliver it. Thinking small makes the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu a more sporty sedan, but doesn't help its rear-seat space at all.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.300 36.90
Front Head Room (in)
39.200 39.00
Second Hip Room (in)
54.400 54.30
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.800 57.50
Passenger Volume (ft³)
118.800 100.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.800 37.50
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.900 57.10
Front Leg Room (in)
44.300 42.10
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.000 55.00
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.900 73.00
Track Width, Front (in)
62.700 62.20
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - NA
Length, Overall (in)
191.700 191.50
Height, Overall (in)
58.100 57.60
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.400 62.00
Wheelbase (in)
112.200 107.80
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.000 16.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.500 15.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.700 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.800 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.600 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -STDRA8
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/80D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA -STDRA8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3427 3393
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ - TBD - 191 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
997 LCV
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ - TBD - 197 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.070 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.450 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.750 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.580 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.910 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.940 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.960 2.96
Trans Order Code
44W NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Four-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
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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