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Selected Style 2008 Dodge Stratus 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 30 mpg
EPA Classification Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4
Steering Type Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QPE
Front Tire Size P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code QPE
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3415
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LE5
Displacement 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 169 @ 6400
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30
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
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
Body Style 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Independent
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
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