Compare 2008 Dodge Charger vs 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

2008 Dodge Charger
2009 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $21,009 $22,510
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT 17 24 $24,641 $26,545
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT 15 22 $26,756 $28,895
4-Door Sedan RWD R/T 15 23 $29,204 $31,615
4-Door Sedan AWD R/T 15 22 $31,094 $33,715
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 13 18 $34,679 $37,215
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $20,416 $21,605
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $21,267 $22,505
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,346 $24,705
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 26 34 $24,149 $25,555
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,401 $26,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,009
$20,416
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,510
$21,605
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$360 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Dodge Charger sedan has plenty of practicality and character--and thirst, with the big HEMI engines. The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 97.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
120.0 112.3
Liftover Height (in)
30.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
200.1 191.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.4 10.87 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P225/50R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3637 3415
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
625 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4000 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
EER LE5
Displacement
2.7L/167 2.4L/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
186 @ 6400 169 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.95
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.62
Trans Order Code
DGV MN5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.91
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Charger Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link 4-Link Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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