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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 16.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3174 3318
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 6.0
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 - 130
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/134 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5600 153 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4000 186 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
L61 N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 27
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 2.26
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Mercury Sable
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/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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

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