Compare 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2016 Ford Fusion

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan L 27 37 $21,516 $21,625
4-Door Sedan LS 27 37 $22,195 $23,120
4-Door Sedan LT 27 37 $24,019 $25,020
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 47 46 $26,659 $27,770
4-Door Sedan Premier 22 33 $29,683 $30,920
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4-Door Sedan FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 34 $21,329 $22,750
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 34 $22,557 $24,320
4-Door Sedan FWD S Hybrid 44 41 $24,070 $25,675
4-Door Sedan FWD SE Hybrid 44 41 $24,560 $26,480
4-Door Sedan AWD SE 22 31 $26,076 $28,115
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium 22 33 $29,003 $31,270
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium Hybrid 44 41 $29,151 $31,430
4-Door Sedan AWD Titanium 22 31 $30,858 $33,270
4-Door Sedan SE Luxury 40 36 $31,443 $33,900
4-Door Sedan Titanium 40 36 $33,140 $35,730
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,516
$21,329
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,625
$22,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$379 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu lineup skips performance models, plush luxury appointments, and all-wheel drive; yet the driving experience, comfortable cabin, and frugal numbers may convince you to trade in that Camry, Accord, or Fusion. The 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid combines high gas mileage and a quiet ride with one of the best-looking family-sedan bodies.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 44.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 55
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 102.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA -
Length, Overall (in)
193.8 191.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 16
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.9
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8
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)
13.0 16.5
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 37.6
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
R83 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAM NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
R83 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/80R16 Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3086 3431
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 500
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500-3000 175 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LFV 997
Displacement
1.5L/91 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5700 175 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.96
Trans Order Code
MNH 44W
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.075 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.91
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Ford Fusion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.8 (Est)
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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