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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 24 32 $17,354 $18,365
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 32 $21,796 $23,065
4-Door Sedan SS 19 26 $21,607 $22,865
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 24 32 $15,464 $16,365
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 32 $18,772 $19,865
4-Door Sedan LT w/0LT 24 32 $16,882 $17,865
4-Door Sedan SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,400 $20,830
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,127 $22,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,464
$19,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,365
$20,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$347 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.0 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.1
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 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.4 103.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 188.3 197.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 108.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.7
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 16.9
Brakes
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) 9.1 x 1.6 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 1.0 10.9 x 1.0
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) 36.0 39.7
Steering Type Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 125
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3174 3306
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
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 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code L61 99U
Displacement 2.2L/134 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 144 @ 5600 153 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 27
Transmission
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 44N
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan LS 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.81
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson strut
 
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