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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 29 $16,250 $17,760
4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $18,267 $19,965
4-Door Sedan Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 23 29 $16,007 $16,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 29 $16,487 $17,149
4-Door Sedan Manual S 23 29 $17,011 $18,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 23 29 $17,472 $18,999
4-Door Sedan Manual SL 23 29 $20,364 $22,399
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 23 29 $20,819 $22,899
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 26 $20,592 $22,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 19 26 $21,046 $23,149
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,250
$16,007
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,760
$16,649
Monthly Payment Estimate
$296 / month
$277 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.0 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.9 103.2
Second Hip Room (in) 52.0 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 28.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.4 191.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.4 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 107.0 110.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.1 15.6
Brakes
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 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.3 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.3 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R15 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R15 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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) 3053 2999
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.1L/191 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5200 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 4000 181 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LG8 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.26
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.13 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.94
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.05 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 3.42
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Nissan Altima
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.60 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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