Compare 2005 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2005 Mercury Sable

2005 Chevrolet Malibu
2005 Mercury Sable
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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 Sedan GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 27 $19,499 $21,465
4-Door Sedan LS 20 27 $22,169 $24,465
4-Door Wagon LS 19 27 $22,967 $25,130
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,568
$19,499
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,200
$21,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 102.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 199.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 16.0
Brakes
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 8.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x 1.02 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/60R16
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 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3174 3318
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4000 186 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
L61 N/A
Displacement
2.2L/134 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5600 153 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.54
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.63 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
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 2.26
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Mercury Sable
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.77 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Ind 4-link Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/coil springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Ind MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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