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Chevrolet Malibu
2021 Chevrolet Malibu
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$22,140
Starting Price (MSRP)
6.6
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Ford Fusion Energi
2020 Ford Fusion Energi
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$37,000
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.0
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Volkswagen Arteon
2021 Volkswagen Arteon
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$38,000
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Overview

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.7 ft³
Trunk Volume
8.2 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
160 hp @ 5700 rpm
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
268 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 2500-3000 rpm
129 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1950 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37 ft
37.6 ft
39 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
N/A
Front Wheel Size
16" x 7.5"
17" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 7.5"
17" x 7.5"
18" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Four-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P205/65R16
P225/50VR17
P245/45HR18
Rear Tire
P205/65R16
P225/50VR17
P245/45HR18
Spare Tire
T125/80R16
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
32 MPG
42 MPG
25 MPG
City
29 MPG
N/A
22 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
N/A
29 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 (2020) Tons/yr
N/A
7.2 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
14 gallons
17.4 gallons
Cruising Range City
458.2 miles
N/A
382.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
568.8 miles
N/A
504.6 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
194.2 in
191.8 in
191.4 in
Height
57.9 in
58 in
56.5 in
Max Width
73 in
75.2 in
73.7 in
Front Width
62.6 in
62.3 in
62.5 in
Rear Width
62.5 in
62 in
62.1 in
Wheelbase
111.4 in
112.2 in
111.9 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.5 in
44.3 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.1 in
39.2 in
37.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.5 in
57.8 in
56.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.1 in
55 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.1 in
38.3 in
40.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.5 in
37.8 in
37 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57.1 in
56.9 in
54.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.4 in
54.4 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,126 lbs
4,034 lbs
3,655 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.7 ft³
8.2 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Velocity Blue Metallic
  • Chili Red Metallic, Build Out: 02/12/2020
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Manganese Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Urano Gray

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Alto Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Dark Atmosphere/ Medium Ash Gray, Premium cloth seat trim
N/A
  • Moonrock Gray/Black, Perforated V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, Perforated V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Optional
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance Note
1 Year/1 Visit
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Warranty Note
Preliminary 2021 Warranty
N/A
N/A
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles