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Compare 1997 Chevrolet Malibu vs 1997 Mercury Sable

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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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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 Wagon GS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $20,164 $22,140
4-Door Wagon GS 19 27 $17,864 $19,555
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 190.4 199.1
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - 49.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - 27.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.4 -
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
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
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.2 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 16.0
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 -
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 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 110
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3051 3476
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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 - 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD - 27
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Wagon GS
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Mercury Sable
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 36.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
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
 
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