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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 Hybrid 24 32 $22,580 $23,895
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 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 Shoulder Room (in) 53.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.1
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 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
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code QPE
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code QPE
Front Tire Size P215/60R16
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3415
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Fuel System MFI
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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22
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
Body Style 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu
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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