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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 20 29 $16,538 $18,075
4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $18,826 $20,575
4-Door Sedan LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 19 29 $22,175 $24,235
4-Door Sedan GS 17 27 $25,835 $28,235
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,538
$22,175
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,075
$24,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$301 / month
$404 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.0 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.6 102
Second Hip Room (in) 52.0 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 58.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 28.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.4 196.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.4 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 107.0 109.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.3 16.7
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 NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1 17
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.3 37.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable-Effort Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R15 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code QCD NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R15 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code QCD NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3106 3438
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 102
Engine
Displacement 3.1L/191 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5200 200 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 4000 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LG8 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.000
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.14 2.385
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.568
Trans Order Code MX0 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.05 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.705
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.921
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Buick Regal
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan LS
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.60 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Sport
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 Sport
 
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