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2006 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 24 32 $15,464 $16,365
4-Door Sedan LT w/0LT 24 32 $16,882 $17,865
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 24 32 $17,354 $18,365
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 32 $18,772 $19,865
4-Door Sedan SS 19 26 $21,607 $22,865
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 32 $21,796 $23,065
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 24 31 $17,658 $19,110
4-Door Sedan Manual i 23 32 $17,658 $19,110
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport i 24 31 $20,143 $21,810
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport i 23 32 $20,143 $21,810
5-Door HB Automatic Sport i 24 31 $20,511 $22,210
5-Door HB Manual Sport i 23 32 $20,511 $22,210
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 20 27 $21,248 $23,010
4-Door Sedan Manual s 19 27 $21,248 $23,010
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 20 27 $21,799 $23,610
5-Door Wagon Manual s 19 27 $21,799 $23,610
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,076 $23,910
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,076 $23,910
5-Door HB Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,628 $24,510
5-Door HB Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,628 $24,510
5-Door Wagon Automatic Sport s 20 27 $22,719 $24,610
5-Door Wagon Manual Sport s 19 27 $22,719 $24,610
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Touring i 24 31 $22,812 $24,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Sport i 24 31 $23,272 $25,210
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,020 $27,110
4-Door Sedan Manual Grand Sport s 19 27 $25,020 $27,110
5-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Touring s 20 27 $25,067 $27,160
4-Door Sedan Automatic Grand Touring s 20 27 $25,159 $27,260
5-Door HB Automatic Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,572 $27,710
5-Door HB Manual Grand Sport s 19 27 $25,572 $27,710
5-Door Wagon Automatic Grand Sport s 20 27 $25,757 $27,910
5-Door Wagon Manual Grand Sport s 19 27 $25,757 $27,910
4-Door Sedan Sport Mazdaspeed 19 25 $25,833 $27,995
4-Door Sedan Grand Touring Mazdaspeed 19 25 $27,608 $29,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,464
$17,658
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,365
$19,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$319 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 96.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 186.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 15.2
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 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.1 x 1.6 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 11.8 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 38.7
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/60VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3174 3166
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
144 @ 5600 160 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4000 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.3L/138
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.93
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.63 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan LS 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/multi-links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/double-wishbone

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