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Selected Style 4-Door Base Sedan
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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 SXT
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SXT 22 30 $18,765 $20,255
4-Door R/T 21 28 $20,097 $21,735
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,568
$18,765
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,200
$20,255
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$338 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5 38.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.4 94
Second Hip Room (in) 52.0 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 35.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 52.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 31.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 70.6
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 4.4
Length, Overall (in) 188.3 191.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 54.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 108.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 16.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.87 x 1.02 11.1 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.05 x 1.57 9.0 x 1.60
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36 36.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code QMR NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code QMR NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3174 3182
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 510
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 145 @ 5600 150 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4000 160 @ 4200
Engine Order Code L61 EDZ
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 30
Transmission
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.14 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.57
Trans Order Code MX0 DGL
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.63 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.84
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Dodge Stratus Sdn
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/coil springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.77 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Ind 4-link Normal Duty
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/coil springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front Ind MacPherson Normal Duty
 
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