Compare 2008 Dodge Stratus vs 2008 Chevrolet Malibu

2008 Dodge Stratus
2008 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 22 30 $18,805 $19,900
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $20,019 $21,185
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 30 $21,772 $23,040
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 24 32 $22,580 $23,895
4-Door Sedan LTZ 17 26 $25,604 $27,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$18,805
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$19,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$332 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
After years of being a second-stage alternative, the Malibu is a legitimate contender for best-in-class.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 22 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
- 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 97.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
- 112.3
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
- 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 191.8
Height, Overall (in)
- 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 10.87 x - TBD -
Brake Type
- Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 16
Steering
Steering Type
- Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 40.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
- P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- QPE
Front Tire Size
- P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- QPE
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3415
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
- Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Rear Wheel Material
- Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
- LE5
Displacement
- 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 169 @ 6400
Engine Type
- Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
- MFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.95
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Trans Type
- 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Drivetrain
- Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.62
Trans Order Code
- MN5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
- 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
- Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
- 4-Link Independent

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