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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Custom
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 30 $20,166 $22,040
4-Door Base Sedan
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 24 35 $17,568 $19,200
4-Door Sedan LS 22 32 $19,457 $21,265
4-Door Sedan LT 22 32 $22,014 $24,060
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,166
$17,568
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,040
$19,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$320 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8 101.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.0 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.6 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 109.0 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 194.6 188.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.7 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.3 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.05 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.3 10.87 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.5 36
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.74 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 15.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QGY QMR
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code QGY QMR
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3342 3174
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 195 @ 4000 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LG8 L61
Displacement 3.1L/191 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 5200 145 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.05 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.705 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.921 2.96
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.385 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.568 1.62
Trans Order Code MX0 MX0
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Buick Century Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear 4-wheel Ind 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Independent w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 4-wheel Ind MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Independent w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.77
 
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