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Selected Style 4-Door I4 Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 22 31 $18,965 $20,905
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 21 30 $19,688 $21,705
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 21 30 $19,688 $21,705
4-Door I4 Manual LX-P 22 31 $19,869 $21,905
4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P 21 30 $20,592 $22,705
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-P 21 30 $20,592 $22,705
4-Door I4 Manual EX 22 31 $21,405 $23,605
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 21 30 $22,128 $24,405
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 21 30 $22,128 $24,405
4-Door I4 Manual EX-L 22 31 $23,212 $25,605
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 21 30 $23,935 $26,405
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 30 $23,935 $26,405
4-Door I4 Manual w/Navi EX-L 22 31 $25,200 $27,805
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 30 $25,923 $28,605
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 30 $25,923 $28,605
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 29 $24,116 $26,605
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX 19 29 $24,116 $26,605
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $26,013 $28,705
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 19 29 $26,013 $28,705
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 29 $28,001 $30,905
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 19 29 $28,001 $30,905
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 $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
$18,965
$20,416
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,905
$21,605
Monthly Payment Estimate
$348 / month
$360 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Honda Accord is perfectly capable of performing the duties of either a $20,000 commuter vehicle or a $30,000 family sedan. The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 56.6 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.0 97.7
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 37.6
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.3 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 55.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 112.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 62.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 194.1 191.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x - TBD - 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) 11.1 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.56 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.08 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 40.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3230 3415
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.6 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4300 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA LE5
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 177 @ 6500 169 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System MPFI MFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27 2.95
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.78 1.62
Trans Order Code NA MN5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.39 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Accord Sdn Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link 4-Link Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
 
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