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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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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
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
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.0 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 107.0 107.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.3 14.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1 17.1
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.98
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA 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
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 - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 4000 161 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LG8 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 34
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Honda Accord Sdn
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
 
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