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Selected Style 4-Door Base Sedan
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 24 35 $17,568 $19,200
4-Door Sedan LS 22 32 $19,457 $21,265
4-Door Sedan LT 22 32 $22,014 $24,060
4-Door Sedan Custom
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 30 $20,166 $22,040
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,568
$20,166
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,200
$22,040
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$367 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.4 101.8
Second Hip Room (in) 52.0 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 58.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 188.3 194.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 109.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 16.7
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.87 x 1.02 10.8 x 1.3
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 10.8 x 1.3
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.05 x 1.57 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 17
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.74
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36 37.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code QMR QGY
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QMR QGY
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3174 3342
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/134 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 145 @ 5600 175 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System MFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4000 195 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L61 LG8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.000
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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) 3.63 3.05
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 Century
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn Custom
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/coil springs Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.77 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Ind 4-link 4-wheel
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/coil springs Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Ind MacPherson 4-wheel
 
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