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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 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
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2
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 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16
Steering
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
Steering Type
Electric Pwr
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 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
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style
4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA

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