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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 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
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 16.0
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 18.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36 39.7
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code QMR 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
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Fuel System MFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 20
Transmission
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Mercury Sable
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/coil springs w/Coil Springs
 
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