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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 LX Manual
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Body Style

Transmission

Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 23 30 $15,055 $16,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 22 30 $16,220 $17,450
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 20 27 $17,365 $18,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 22 30 $17,420 $18,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 20 27 $18,435 $20,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,568
$15,055
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,200
$16,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$270 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 43.3
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.4 100
Second Hip Room (in) 52.0 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 188.3 185.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 13.6
Brakes
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 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.05 x 1.57 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.87 x 1.02 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 17.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.76
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QMR NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code QMR NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3174 3281
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6 7.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4000 147 @ 3000
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.4L/143
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 145 @ 5600 138 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.14 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.95
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.63 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.94
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 3.46
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.30
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Kia Optima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.77 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Ind 4-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/coil springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Ind MacPherson Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/coil springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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