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Selected Style 5-Door Sedan LT
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Sedan LT 22 30 $19,055 $20,165
5-Door Sedan SS 18 26 $21,985 $23,265
5-Door Sedan LTZ 22 30 $22,174 $23,465
4-Door Sedan SE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,400 $20,830
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,127 $22,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,055
$19,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,165
$20,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$336 / month
$347 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.5 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 41.0 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.0 103.9
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 112.3 108.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.8 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 187.8 197.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 58.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 41.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 22.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 16.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x 0.6 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.0 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Type Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code QPE NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code QPE NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3476 3306
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 3200 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code LX9 99U
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 201 @ 5600 153 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.77
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.14 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.54
Trans Order Code MX0 44N
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.29 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Sedan LT 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.81
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
 
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