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2005 Buick Lacrosse
2005 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CX 20 29 $20,894 $22,835
4-Door Sedan CXL 20 29 $23,181 $25,335
4-Door Sedan CXS 20 29 $25,926 $28,335
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4-Door Sedan Base
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
$20,894
$17,568
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,835
$19,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$381 / month
$320 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 52.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 52.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
198.1 188.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 15.4
Brakes
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)
11.7 x 1.26 10.87 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x 0.55 NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.39 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.3 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 36
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
QPX QMR
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QPX QMR
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3495 3174
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L26 L61
Displacement
3.8L/231 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 145 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI MFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 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)
2.39 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.62
Trans Order Code
MX0 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 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 LaCrosse Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style
4 Door Sedan CX 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Ind MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Premium Ride w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.77
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Ind 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Premium Ride w/coil springs

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