Compare 2014 Ford Fusion vs 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

2014 Ford Fusion
2014 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 $20,488 $21,970
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 34 $22,079 $23,935
4-Door Sedan FWD S Hybrid 44 41 $24,497 $26,270
4-Door Sedan FWD SE Hybrid 44 41 $25,166 $27,280
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium 22 33 $28,229 $30,600
4-Door Sedan AWD Titanium 22 31 $30,074 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium Hybrid 44 41 $30,074 $32,600
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $21,558 $22,340
4-Door Sedan LT 25 36 $22,547 $23,610
4-Door Sedan ECO 25 36 $24,777 $25,945
4-Door Sedan LTZ 25 36 $26,261 $27,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,488
$21,558
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,970
$22,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$372 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Fusion has stunning good looks, satisfying performance, and top-notch safety and fuel economy--all without skimping on the interior space and ride comfort that really means something to mid-size sedan shoppers. Chevy has taken a look elsewhere in its lineup, and in the market, and made the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu a stronger offering--with an emphasis on better gas mileage and more space.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 36.80
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.00
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.30
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.50
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.8 100.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.50
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.10
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 42.10
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55 55.00
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 73.00
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 62.20
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 191.50
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.60
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.00
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 107.80
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- NA
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 16.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.7 x - 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)
11.9 11.5 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QPE
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QPE
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3431 3393
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 196 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4500 191 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
997 LKW
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.96
Trans Order Code
44W MNH
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.64
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Four-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 (Est) 6.3
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 7.5
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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