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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 19 29 $22,719 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 3.5L LT 19 29 $23,535 $24,645
4-Door Sedan 3.9L LT 17 27 $25,890 $27,110
4-Door Sedan LTZ 17 27 $28,296 $29,630
4-Door Sedan SS 16 24 $29,733 $31,135
4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $21,009 $22,510
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT 17 24 $24,641 $26,545
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT 15 22 $26,756 $28,895
4-Door Sedan RWD R/T 15 23 $29,204 $31,615
4-Door Sedan AWD R/T 15 22 $31,094 $33,715
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 13 18 $34,679 $37,215
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,719
$21,009
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,790
$22,510
Monthly Payment Estimate
$397 / month
$375 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line If you’re in the market for a comfortable sedan with lots of space at a reasonable price, the 2009 Chevrolet Impala is a practical but not exciting choice. The 2008 Dodge Charger sedan has plenty of practicality and character--and thirst, with the big HEMI engines.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 56.4 56.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.5 104.0
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 40.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 59.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 57.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 63.1
Wheelbase (in) 110.5 120.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.9 74.5
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 200.4 200.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 58.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.6 16.2
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.93 x 1.18 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x 0.43 12.6 x 0.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17 18.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38 38.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBC
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P215/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code QPX TW1
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P215/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QPX TW1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3555 3637
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 625
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 214 @ 4000 191 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LZE EER
Displacement 3.5L/214 2.7L/167
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 5800 186 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 2.84
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 1.57
Trans Order Code MX0 DGV
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Impala Dodge Charger
Body Style 4 Door Sedan LS 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Touring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Tri-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Touring NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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