Compare 2009 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2009 Ford Fusion

2009 Chevrolet Malibu
2009 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 26 34 $24,149 $25,555
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $20,416 $21,605
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $21,267 $22,505
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,346 $24,705
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,401 $26,880
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4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD 20 29 $17,707 $19,035
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 SE FWD 20 29 $18,542 $20,175
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 SEL FWD 20 29 $20,464 $22,310
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SE AWD 17 25 $22,295 $24,345
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SE FWD 18 26 $20,631 $22,495
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SEL AWD 17 25 $23,429 $25,605
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SEL FWD 18 26 $21,765 $23,755
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,149
$17,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,555
$19,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way. The 2009 Ford Fusion is a great choice for those who place their priorities on style and handling, but if interior space matters to you, look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.7 100.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 80.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.8 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 15.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 17.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.7
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P205/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QGG - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P205/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QGG - TBD -
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3181
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 9.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 5000 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LAT 99Z
Displacement
2.4L/146.5 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
164 @ 6400 160 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas/Electric 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.84
Trans Order Code
ME7 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Ford Fusion
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bars
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 6

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