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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A $14,155 $15,470
4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $16,643 $18,190
4-Door Sedan G
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan G 20 28 $16,636 $17,995
4-Door Sedan GL 20 28 $17,337 $18,985
4-Door Wagon GL 19 27 $18,414 $20,195
4-Door Sedan LX 19 28 $19,673 $21,610
4-Door Wagon LX 18 26 $20,656 $22,715
4-Door Sedan SHO 17 26 $23,990 $26,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,155
$16,636
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,470
$17,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$300 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.0 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 36.2
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 52.1 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.9 101.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 190.4 197.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.4 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.0 108.5
Liftover Height (in) 28.5 24.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.4 15.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.8 x 1.8 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.2 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.3 38.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA T32
Front Tire Size P215/60R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D14 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T32
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R15 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 125
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1250
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3051 3329
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 103 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 145 @ 5250
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4400 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code LD9 99U
Displacement 2.4L/146 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - TBD - 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD - 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.13 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.54
Trans Order Code MX0 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth 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
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Ford Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan G
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 36
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.60 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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