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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 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 AWD Titanium 22 31 $29,705 $32,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium Hybrid 44 41 $29,612 $32,100
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan ECO 25 37 $23,860 $24,985
4-Door Sedan LS 22 34 $21,225 $21,995
4-Door Sedan LT 22 34 $22,141 $23,185
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Sedan Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.100 57.60
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.400 62.00
Wheelbase (in) 112.200 107.80
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.000 16.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - - 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 - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.500 15.8
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/80D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA -STDRA8
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA -STDRA8
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16 P215/60R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3427 3393
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ - TBD - 197 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 34
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Fusion Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A NA
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
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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