Compare 2017 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2017 Ford Fusion

2017 Chevrolet Malibu
2017 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid w/1HY
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Hybrid w/1HY 49 43 $26,760 $27,875
Malibu 4-Door Sedan L w/1VL 27 36 $21,571 $21,680
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 27 36 $22,296 $23,225
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 27 36 $24,120 $25,125
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Premier w/2LZ 22 33 $29,736 $30,975
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Hybrid Platinum FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion Hybrid Platinum FWD 43 41 $35,088 $37,130
Fusion Hybrid S FWD 43 41 $24,625 $25,785
Fusion Hybrid SE FWD 43 41 $25,128 $26,590
Fusion Hybrid Titanium FWD 43 41 $29,409 $31,120
Fusion Platinum AWD 20 29 $36,620 $38,750
Fusion Platinum FWD 21 31 $34,730 $36,750
Fusion S FWD 21 32 $21,592 $22,610
Fusion SE AWD 20 29 $26,020 $27,535
Fusion SE FWD 21 32 $22,434 $23,740
Fusion Sport AWD 17 26 $31,757 $33,605
Fusion Titanium AWD 20 29 $30,939 $32,740
Fusion Titanium FWD 21 31 $29,049 $30,740
Fusion Energi Platinum FWD N/A N/A $38,859 $41,120
Fusion Energi SE FWD N/A N/A $31,299 $33,120
Fusion Energi Titanium FWD N/A N/A $32,244 $34,120

Pricing

Invoice Price

$26,760
$35,088

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$27,875
$37,130

Monthly Payment Estimate

$465 / month
$619 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
7.3

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is a solid mid-sizer in the segment, punctuated by good, efficient powertrains, and a quiet ride. The 2017 Ford Fusion blends enduring good looks, a wide variety of powertrains, impressive interior space and comfort along with all the latest electronic safety systems and a few design upgrades.

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Fuel Economy

City

49 mpg 43 mpg

Highway

43 mpg 41 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 -

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.1 56.9

Front Leg Room (in)

42.0 44.3

Passenger Volume (ft³)

102.9 102.8

Front Hip Room (in)

54.1 55

Second Leg Room (in)

38.1 38.3

Front Head Room (in)

39.1 39.2

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

53.4 54.4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.5 57.8

Second Head Room (in)

37.5 37.8

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

57.6 58

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.5 62

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 62.3

Min Ground Clearance (in)

NA -

Length, Overall (in)

193.8 191.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

11.6 12

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 14

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

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

RA9 NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/55R17 P235/45VR18

Rear Tire Order Code

RA9 NA

Front Tire Size

P225/55R17 P235/45VR18

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3366 3615

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.0 18 X 8

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.0 18 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - 500

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

124 @ 5000 188 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I-4

Fuel System

Direct Injection Sequential MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

129 @ 4750 129 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

LKN 99U

Displacement

1.8L/110 2.0 L/122

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

49 43

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

46 42

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

43 41

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1)

NA -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Trans Order Code

MKE 44J

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.64 -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic CVT w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- TBD - -

Clutch Size (in)

NA -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Trans Type

NA 1

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Malibu Ford Fusion

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

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

3.8 4.2

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

NA -

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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