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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 Sedan GS
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 188.3 199.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 16.0
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 18.0
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 17.0
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P215/60R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3174 3318
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 20
Transmission
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.54
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.63 3.96
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Mercury Sable
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.77 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Ind 4-link Indep Quadralink
 
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