Compare 2011 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2011 Ford Fusion

2011 Chevrolet Malibu
2011 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 33 $20,876 $21,975
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 33 $21,826 $22,975
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $24,115 $25,385
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,806 $27,165
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD 41 36 $26,270 $28,600
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S FWD 22 32 $18,594 $19,850
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 22 29 $20,196 $21,850
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 26 $26,414 $28,760
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 23 33 $23,300 $25,300
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT AWD 17 24 $26,630 $29,000
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT FWD 18 27 $24,966 $27,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,876
$26,270
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,975
$28,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$477 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu isn't edgy or high-performance, but it has everything that most mid-size sedan shoppers seek. The 2011 Ford Fusion comes in a few finely developed flavors; Sport, Hybrid and base are a few of the best tastes.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 41 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.7 99.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.8 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 11.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - - 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)
10.87 x - TBD - - 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)
16.4 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 37.7
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T7C
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA T7C
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/50VR17
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)
3432 3720
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4500 136 @ 2250
Engine Order Code
LE5 993
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6400 156 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 41
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 NA
Trans Order Code
MH8 44H
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Continuously variable ratio
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Ford Fusion
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
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 Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.63
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 4.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 9
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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