Chevrolet Malibu vs. Ford Taurus

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$21,680
$27,690

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 hp
288 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L turbo DOHC 4
Standard

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
39 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.1 in.
38.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.8 cu. ft.
20.1 cu. ft.

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/65R16
P235/55HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.4 in.
112.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37 ft.
39.5 ft.

Length

Length
193.8 in.
202.9 in.

Width

Width
73 in.
76.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3108 lbs.
3917 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 hp
288 hp

Torque

Torque
184 ft. lbs.
254 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 gal.
19 gal.

Combined

Combined
32 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
27 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 mpg
27 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu
Ford Taurus

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Midsize Cars
Large Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
100.0 ft³.
102.2 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3108 lbs.
3917 lbs.

Number of Passenger Doors

Number of Passenger Doors
4
21 mpg.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
30 mpg.
18 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
27 mpg.
27 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
36 mpg.
1000 lbs.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
LFV
100 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4
1000 lbs.

Displacement

Displacement
1.5L/91
100 lbs.

Fuel System

Fuel System
Direct Injection
998 - 998-1

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
MNH
Regular Unleaded V-6

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
3.5 L/213

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Sequential MPI

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58
44J

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96
6

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91
Automatic w/OD

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45
4.48

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
2.87

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.075
1.84

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94
1.41

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23
1.00

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9
0.74

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
2.88

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link
2.77

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
R83
650

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
R83
8.4

Spare Tire Order Code

Spare Tire Order Code
ZAM
Strut

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P205/65R16
Multi-Link

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16
Strut

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
T125/80R16
Multi-Link

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 in.
P235/55HR18

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 in.
P235/55HR18

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
16" in.
Compact

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Steel
18 X 7.5 in.

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Steel
18 X 7.5 in.

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Compact in.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion
Aluminum

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8
Aluminum

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8
Aluminum

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.0 ft.
Rack-Pinion

Brake Type

Brake Type
Pwr
39.5 ft.

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel Disc

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
4-Wheel

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.8 gal.
Yes

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
13.9 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.0 in.
13.6 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
58.5 in.
19 gal.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.1 in.
39 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
41.9 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.1 in.
57.9 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
57.1 in.
56.3 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.4 in.
37.8 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.4 in.
38.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
193.8 in.
56.9 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.0 in.
55.8 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.6 in.
112.9 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.6 in.
202.9 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.5 in.
76.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.8 ft³.
60.7 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Malibu
65.3 in.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate
65.5 in.

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
5.1 in.

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.5
20.1 ft³.

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
Taurus

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
Intermediate

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
Sedan

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
3.5