Model Compare

Comparing the "2014 Ford Taurus" and "2014 Chevrolet Malibu"

Overview

MSRP

$26,780

$22,340

MPG (Combined)

23

29

Engine

240-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium) ,

288-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)

196-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)

Transmission

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

Seats

5

5

Consumer Rating

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Pricing

List Price

$27,605

$23,165

MSRP

$26,780

$22,340

Invoice Price

$24,705

$21,558

Destination Charge

$825

$825

Fuel Economy

Combined MPG

23

29

City MPG

22

25

Highway MPG

32

36

Convenience

Cruise Control

Standard

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Not available

Not available

Compass

Not available

Standard

Illuminated Vanity Mirrors

Driver and passenger

Driver and passenger

Steering Wheel Material

Urethane

Urethane

Gear Shift Knob Trim

Urethane

Urethane

Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Standard

Standard

Clock

In-radio display

In-radio display

12-Volt DC Power Outlet

3

2

Retained Accessory Power

Standard

Standard

Dome Light

Fade

Fade

Glovebox Light

Standard

Not available

Map Light

Front & rear

Front

Cargo Light

Standard

Standard

Cupholders

Front and rear

Front and rear

Programmable Garage-Door Opener

Not available

Not available

Voice Recorder

Not available

Not available

Tire Mobility Kit

Not available

Standard

Rearview Mirror

Day-night

Day-night

Rear Window Defogger

Standard

Standard

Floor Mats

Carpeted front & rear

Available: Rubber front & rear

USB Ports

Not available

Not available

Hands Free Auto-Opening Liftgate/Trunk

Not available

Not available

Proximity Key

Not available

Not available

Specifications

Length

202.9 "

191.5 "

Wheelbase

112.9 "

107.8 "

Front Track

65.3 "

62.3 "

Rear Track

65.5 "

62.4 "

Width

76.2 "

73.0 "

Turning Radius

19.8 '

18.7 '

Height

60.7 "

57.6 "

Horsepower

288 @ 6,500 rpm

196 @ 6,300 rpm

Torque

254 @ 4,000 rpm

191 @ 4,400 rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity

19.0 gal.

15.8 gal.

Bore and Stroke

3.64 / 3.41 "

3.46 / 3.98 "

Drag Coefficient

Not available

.29

Curb Weight

4,035 lbs.

3,393 lbs.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

Not available

Not available

Maximum Trailer Weight

1,000 lbs.

1,000 lbs.

Passenger Volume

102 cu.ft.

100 cu.ft.

Front Legroom

41.9 "

42.1 "

Front Headroom

39.0 "

39.0 "

Front Hip Room

56.3 "

55.0 "

Front Shoulder Room

57.9 "

57.5 "

Rear Legroom

38.1 "

36.8 "

Rear Headroom

37.8 "

37.5 "

Rear Hip Room

55.8 "

54.3 "

Rear Shoulder Room

56.9 "

57.1 "

Maximum Luggage Volume

20.1 cu.ft.

16.3 cu.ft.

Interior Cargo Volume

20.1 cu.ft.

16.3 cu.ft.

Interior Cargo Volume Seats Folded

Not available

Not available

Maximum Interior Cargo Volume

20.1 cu.ft.

16.3 cu.ft.

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