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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 Manual SE 21 26 $20,946 $22,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 23 29 $21,363 $23,099
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 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
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.6 103.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) 28.5 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 70.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.3 15.6
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1 20.0
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.8
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P215/60R15 P205/65R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3106 3001
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Displacement 3.1L/191 2.5L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.26
Trans Type 4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Nissan Altima
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.60 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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