Compare 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2013 Ford Taurus

2013 Chevrolet Malibu
2013 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan ECO w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan ECO w/1SA 25 37 $23,860 $24,985
Malibu 4-Door Sedan ECO w/2SA 25 37 $25,398 $26,595
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 34 $21,225 $21,995
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 34 $22,141 $23,185
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 34 $23,769 $24,890
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/3LT 21 30 $25,403 $26,600
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/1LZ 22 34 $25,859 $27,365
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/2LZ 21 30 $28,066 $29,700
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 18 26 $32,243 $34,950
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 19 29 $30,535 $33,100
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 19 29 $24,631 $26,700
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 26 $28,368 $30,750
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 19 29 $26,660 $28,900
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 17 25 $36,254 $39,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,860
$32,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,985
$34,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$583 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Thinking small makes the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu a more sporty sedan, but doesn't help its rear-seat space at all. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.00 39.000
Second Hip Room (in)
54.30 55.800
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.50 57.900
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.3 102.200
Second Head Room (in)
37.50 37.800
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.10 56.900
Front Leg Room (in)
42.10 41.900
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.00 56.300
Second Leg Room (in)
36.90 38.100
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.20 65.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.50 202.900
Height, Overall (in)
57.60 60.700
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.00 65.500
Wheelbase (in)
107.80 112.900
Liftover Height (in)
NA 30.400
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.00 76.200
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 20.100
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.860 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 - 13.860 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)
15.8 19.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 15.000
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.500
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RA9 TBQ
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P255/45VR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RA9 TBQ
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P255/45VR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3589 4241
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4900 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LUK 998
Displacement
2.4L/145 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6200 288 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.742
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.484
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.842
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.882
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.872
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.390
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.414
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Ford Taurus
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.142
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.827
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 8.7
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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