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2005 Chevrolet Malibu
2005 Dodge Stratus Sedan
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4-Door Sedan Base
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
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4-Door SXT
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 94
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.6
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 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
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/60R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3174 3182
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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
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
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.4L/148
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 30
Transmission
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
Trans Type
4 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Dodge Stratus Sdn
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil springs w/Stabilizer Bar

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