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Compare Chevrolet Malibu vs. Ford Fusion vs. Mazda Mazda6

Compare the Chevrolet Malibu against the Ford Fusion and Mazda Mazda6. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Malibu, Fusion and Mazda6 stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Malibu, Fusion and Mazda6. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Chevrolet Malibu 2014 Ford Fusion 2014 Mazda Mazda6
2014 Chevrolet Malibu 2014 Ford Fusion 2014 Mazda Mazda6
     
1LS
  • 1LS
  • 1LT
  • 2LT
  • ECO 2SA
  • 3LT
  • 1LTZ
  • 2LTZ
4dr Sdn S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium AWD
4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $22,340 $21,970 $22,695
Invoice $21,558 $20,488 $21,546
Avg. Paid $19,531 $16,810 $17,656

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.7 8.4 8.3
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.0 9.2
Performance 7.3 8.3 8.7
Interior 7.6 7.5 7.9
Cost to Own 9.1 9.1 9.0
Safety 9.7 9.2 9.0
Reliability 5.0 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Smooth ride
  • Attractive interior
  • Large trunk
  • Easy-to-use touch-screen infotainment system
  • Powerful and fuel-efficient turbocharged engines
  • Agile handling
  • Large trunk
  • Athletic handling
  • Great fuel economy
  • Spacious rear seats
Cons
  • Limited back-seat legroom
  • Not as fun to drive as some rivals
  • Center stack controls aren't user-friendly
  • Confusing navigation system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/150 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.5 L/152 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.5 L/152
MPG 25 City / 36 Hwy 22 City / 34 Hwy 26 City / 38 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.80 112.2 111.4
Length, Overall (in) 191.50 191.7 191.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.00 72.9 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.60 58.1 57.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3393 3431 3232

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.3 102.8 99.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.00 39.2 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.10 44.3 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.50 57.8 57.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.00 55 56.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.50 37.8 37.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.80 38.3 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.10 56.9 55.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.30 54.4 56.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.3 16 14.8

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Optional Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 196 @ 6300 175 @ 6000 184 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 191 @ 4400 175 @ 4500 185 @ 3250
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.4 37.6 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 34 38
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 16.5 16.4

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Four-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.