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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Custom
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 29 $17,629 $18,855
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $18,505 $20,225
4-Door Sedan
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 22 30 $14,640 $16,000
4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $17,348 $18,960
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,629
$14,640
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,855
$16,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$314 / month
$267 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8 98.9
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.6
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 52.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 29.8 28.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 69.4
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 194.6 190.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 109.0 107.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.7 16.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.3 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.9 x 1.8 8.8 x 1.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 15.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.5 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5 36.3
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P215/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P215/60R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3340 3051
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.0 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 105
Engine
Displacement 3.1L/191 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5200 150 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas L4
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 185 @ 4000 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code L82 LD9
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 2.13
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.63
Trans Order Code MX0 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.29 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 2.96
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Century Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style 4dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.47 0.60
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Lower control arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Tri-Link w/ MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut w/ MacPherson Strut
 
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