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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 36 40 $24,248 $25,650
4-Door Sedan Limited 36 40 $28,674 $30,550
4-Door Sedan Limited w/Panoramic Sunroof Pkg 36 40 $28,674 $30,550
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan ECO 25 37 $23,860 $24,985
4-Door Sedan LS 22 34 $21,225 $21,995
4-Door Sedan LT 22 34 $22,141 $23,185
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 34 $25,859 $27,365
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,248
$21,225
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,650
$21,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$428 / month
$367 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Thinking small makes the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu a more sporty sedan, but doesn't help its rear-seat space at all.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 36 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 40 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.2 55.00
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 36.90
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.00
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 54.30
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 57.50
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.8 100.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.50
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.10
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 42.10
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 110.0 107.80
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 73.00
Track Width, Front (in) 62.9 62.20
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 NA
Length, Overall (in) 189.8 191.50
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 57.60
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.9 62.00
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.7 16.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Regenerative Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 15.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.94 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.5 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA -STDRA8
Front Tire Size P205/65R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA -STDRA8
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3578 3393
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 2.48 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - TBD - 191 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LCV
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 199 @ 5500 197 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 38 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 36 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.320 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.386 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.772 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.212 4.58
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.800 1.91
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.385 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.637 2.96
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Four-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 4.8 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 9 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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