Compare 2013 Ford Taurus vs 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

2013 Ford Taurus
2013 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,631 $26,700
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $26,660 $28,900
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,368 $30,750
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $30,535 $33,100
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $32,243 $34,950
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $36,254 $39,300
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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
$24,631
$21,225
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,700
$21,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$445 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Ford Taurus gets improved performance and is more of a technology and luxury flagship than ever--although its 'smaller inside' packaging continues to limit its appeal. 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
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.300 55.00
Second Leg Room (in)
38.100 36.90
Front Head Room (in)
39.000 39.00
Second Hip Room (in)
55.800 54.30
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.900 57.50
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.200 100.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.800 37.50
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.900 57.10
Front Leg Room (in)
41.900 42.10
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.500 62.00
Wheelbase (in)
112.900 107.80
Liftover Height (in)
30.400 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.200 73.00
Track Width, Front (in)
65.300 62.20
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - NA
Length, Overall (in)
202.900 191.50
Height, Overall (in)
60.700 57.60
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.100 16.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.860 x - 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)
13.860 x - 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)
19.000 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.000 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.500 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TCK -STDRA8
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
TCK -STDRA8
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4037 3393
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 191 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
998 LCV
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 197 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.872 2.96
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.770 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.414 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.484 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.842 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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.827 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.102 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Four-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 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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