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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,573 $25,420
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 28 $25,553 $27,620
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $27,218 $29,470
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 28 $29,513 $32,020
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $31,178 $33,870
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $34,913 $38,020
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
$23,573
$20,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,420
$21,975
Monthly Payment Estimate
$424 / month
$366 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Ford Taurus isn’t quite a game-changing sedan, but it's a handsome, solid, high-quality choice. 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 18 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.0 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) 55.8 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.2 97.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.3 53.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 30.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 85.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 65.3 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 202.9 191.8
Height, Overall (in) 60.7 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.5 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 112.9 112.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 20.1 15.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.65 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) - TBD - 10.87 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.0 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/60R17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code TCK NA
Front Tire Size P235/60R17 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code TCK NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4015 3432
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
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
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 249 @ 4500 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code 99W LE5
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 263 @ 6250 169 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code 44J MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.77 2.77
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 6
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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