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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 LS w/1LS 22 33 $20,876 $21,975
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 33 $21,826 $22,975
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $24,115 $25,385
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,806 $27,165
4-Door I4 Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 23 33 $19,394 $21,380
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 23 34 $20,117 $22,180
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 23 34 $20,117 $22,180
4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P 23 34 $21,021 $23,180
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-P 23 34 $21,021 $23,180
4-Door I4 Automatic SE 23 34 $21,698 $23,930
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV SE 23 34 $21,698 $23,930
4-Door I4 Manual EX 23 33 $22,037 $24,305
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 23 34 $22,760 $25,105
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 23 34 $22,760 $25,105
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 23 34 $24,974 $27,555
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 23 34 $24,974 $27,555
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 23 34 $26,962 $29,755
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 23 34 $26,962 $29,755
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 20 30 $24,726 $27,280
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 20 30 $26,849 $29,630
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 20 30 $28,837 $31,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,876
$19,394
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,975
$21,380
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$356 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu isn't edgy or high-performance, but it has everything that most mid-size sedan shoppers seek. Though the 2011 Honda Accord is missing Bluetooth connectivity on the more affordable trims, it’s a very compelling package otherwise, with top-notch refinement, performance, and comfort.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 56.6
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 41.4
Second Hip Room (in) 52.1 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.7 106.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 112.3 110.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.8 194.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.1 14.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.87 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 13.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/50R17 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3432 3217
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5 8.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 160 @ 4500 161 @ 4300
Engine Order Code LE5 NA
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 169 @ 6400 177 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 1.77
Trans Order Code MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.77 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 3.26
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.15
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.64
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.58
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Honda Accord Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
Crash Test Ratings
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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