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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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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 GLS Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $22,049 $24,250
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $22,772 $25,050
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 20 27 $23,122 $25,325
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $23,845 $26,125
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLS 19 26 $24,951 $27,075
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLS 19 26 $25,674 $27,875
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 20 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,739 $32,375
4-Door Sedan W8 4MOTION Automatic 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon W8 4MOTION Automatic 18 25 $35,452 $38,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,250
$19,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,760
$21,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$296 / month
$363 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.9 95
Second Hip Room (in) 52.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 28.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 68.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 190.4 185.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.4 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 59.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.0 106.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.1 15
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 11.1 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.8 x 1.8 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.3 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.3 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3053 3225
Wheels
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 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.2 7.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 80
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 90
Engine
Displacement 3.1L/191 1.8L/108.7
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5200 170 @ 5900
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 4000 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code LG8 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.43
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.13 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.18
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.05 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 3.78
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Volkswagen Passat
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.60 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Four-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
 
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