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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
L300 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
L300 4-Door Sedan 21 28 $19,714 $21,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,568
$19,714
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,200
$21,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$356 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 51.7
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5 35.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.4 96.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.0 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 188.3 190.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 59.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 17.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.3 x 0.4
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 11.3 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 15.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36 11.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code QMR QDJ
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code QMR QDJ
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3174 3237
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6 10.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4000 190 @ 3600
Engine Order Code L61 L81
Displacement 2.2L/134 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 145 @ 5600 182 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 21
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.14 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 1.62
Trans Order Code MX0 MN5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.63 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.96
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 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Saturn L-Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.77 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Ind 4-link Indep. Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/coil springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Ind MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/coil springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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