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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CX
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Trim

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
4-Door Base Sedan
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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
$20,894
$17,568
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,835
$19,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$381 / month
$320 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 110.5 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 15.4
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.05 x 1.57
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
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L26 L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 35
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 NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Ind MacPherson
 
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