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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 $16,538 $18,075
4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $18,826 $20,575
DX Manual
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Transmission

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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual DX 26 34 $14,228 $15,800
Automatic DX 24 33 $14,947 $16,600
Manual LX 26 34 $17,238 $19,200
Manual w/Side Airbags LX 26 34 $17,508 $19,450
Automatic LX 24 33 $18,002 $20,000
Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 24 33 $18,227 $20,250
Manual EX 26 34 $19,440 $21,600
Automatic EX 24 33 $20,159 $22,400
Manual w/Leather EX 26 34 $20,608 $22,900
Automatic V6 LX 21 30 $20,698 $23,000
Automatic V6 ULEV LX 21 30 $20,698 $23,000
Automatic w/Leather EX 24 33 $21,327 $23,700
Manual w/Leather/Navi EX 26 34 $22,405 $24,900
Automatic w/Leather/Navi EX 24 33 $23,124 $25,700
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,214 $25,800
Automatic V6 w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,214 $25,800
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,012 $27,800
Automatic V6 w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,012 $27,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,538
$14,228
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,075
$15,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$301 / month
$263 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.0 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.6 102.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.0 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 56.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 56.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 107.0 107.9
Liftover Height (in) 28.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.4 189.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.4 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.3 14.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.8 x 1.8 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1 17.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.3 36.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code QCD NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QCD NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3106 2989
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x - TBD -
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 4000 161 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LG8 NA
Displacement 3.1L/191 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5200 160 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 3.267
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.147
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.659
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.14 3.583
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.769
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.05 4.389
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.872
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Honda Accord Sdn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.60 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
 
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