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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
4-Door Sedan Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 23 29 $16,365 $16,749
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 29 $16,854 $17,249
4-Door Sedan Manual S 23 29 $17,395 $18,599
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 23 29 $17,863 $19,099
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 23 29 $21,363 $23,099
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 26 $20,946 $22,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 19 26 $21,409 $23,149
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,538
$16,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,075
$16,749
Monthly Payment Estimate
$301 / month
$279 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.6 103.2
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
Front Hip Room (in) 52.0 53.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 28.5 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - 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) 17.3 15.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 11.7 x 0.35
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.8 x 1.8 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 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 QCD NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R15 P205/65R16
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 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3106 3001
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 110
Engine
Displacement 3.1L/191 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5200 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 4000 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LG8 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
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) 2.14 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 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
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
 
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