Compare 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2016 Ford Fusion vs 2016 Subaru Legacy

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
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2016 Ford Fusion
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2016 Subaru Legacy
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid w/1HY
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Hybrid w/1HY 47 46 $26,659 $27,770
Malibu 4-Door Sedan L w/1VL 27 37 $21,516 $21,625
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 27 37 $22,195 $23,120
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 27 37 $24,019 $25,020
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $27,475 $28,620
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Premier w/1LZ 27 37 $27,955 $29,120
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Premier w/2LZ 22 33 $29,683 $30,920
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4-Door Sedan S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S FWD 22 34 $21,329 $22,750
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S Hybrid FWD 44 41 $24,070 $25,675
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE AWD 22 31 $26,076 $28,115
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 22 34 $22,557 $24,320
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE Hybrid FWD 44 41 $24,560 $26,480
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium AWD 22 31 $30,858 $33,270
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium FWD 22 33 $29,003 $31,270
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium Hybrid FWD 44 41 $29,151 $31,430
Fusion Energi 4-Door Sedan SE Luxury 40 36 $31,443 $33,900
Fusion Energi 4-Door Sedan Titanium 40 36 $33,140 $35,730
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4-Door Sedan 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i 26 36 $20,533 $21,745
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i Limited 26 36 $25,214 $26,845
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i Limited PZEV 26 36 $25,525 $27,145
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i PZEV 26 36 $20,842 $22,045
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i Premium 26 36 $22,495 $23,845
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i Premium PZEV 26 36 $22,808 $24,145
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 3.6R Limited 20 29 $28,061 $29,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,659
$21,329
$20,533
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,770
$22,750
$21,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$463 / month
$379 / month
$362 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
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. All-wheel drive for the entire lineup, a big back seat, and excellent gas mileage might be enough on their own to woo family-sedan shoppers; the 2016 Subaru Legacy has that, plus top safety, a smooth ride, and a design that fits right in.
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Fuel Economy
City
47 mpg 22 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
46 mpg 34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.8 58.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 102.8 104.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.8 37
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.9 57.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 44.3 42.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 55 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 38.3 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.2 40
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.4 55
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
193.8 191.7 188.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 58.1 59
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 112.2 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
NA - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.9 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.7 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 16 15
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.9 11.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.0 16.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 37.6 36.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P215/60HR16 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
T125/80R16 Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RA9 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAM NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P215/60HR16 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
RA9 NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3457 3431 3468
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 500 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - 110
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
124 @ 5000 175 @ 6000 175 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4750 175 @ 4500 174 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LKN 997 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
46 34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
47 22 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
46 26 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.91 -
Trans Type
NA 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 2.94 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.96 -
Trans Order Code
MKE 44W NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 3.07 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 4.58 3.58 - 0.62
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Ford Fusion Subaru Legacy
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.8 6.8 (Est) 5.9
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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