Compare 1997 Chevrolet Malibu vs 1997 Mercury Sable

1997 Chevrolet Malibu
1997 Mercury Sable
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4-Door Sedan
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
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4-Door Wagon GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Wagon GS 19 27 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $20,164 $22,140
4-Door Wagon LS 18 26 $20,164 $22,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,155
$17,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,470
$19,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$326 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 19 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
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 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.9 104.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.0 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
28.5 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
190.4 199.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 49.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 27.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 38.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 46.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 38.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 32.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 80.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 81.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.1 x 0.5
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.8 x 1.8 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.2 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 38.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.0
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T32
Front Tire Size
P215/60R15 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3051 3476
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
103 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 540
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4400 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
LD9 99U
Displacement
2.4L/146 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5600 145 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 19
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Wagon GS
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Mercury Sable
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 30.0
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.60 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 36.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Independent SLA

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