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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual
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Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 22 30 $14,559 $15,999
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 30 $15,308 $16,799
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 27 $16,082 $17,649
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $17,034 $18,799
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 19 27 $17,840 $19,799
4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 24 34 $17,174 $18,770
4-Door Sedan LS 23 32 $19,004 $20,770
4-Door Sedan LT 23 32 $21,292 $23,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,559
$17,174
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,999
$18,770
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$313 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 101.4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 52.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 186.9 188.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.1 15.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.87 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 9.05 x 1.57
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.4 38
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.92 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA QMR
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QMR
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3181 3174
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/143 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 5500 145 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 147 @ 3000 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 34
Transmission
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.62
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.88 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.96
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Sonata Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.45 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-wishbone w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 0.77
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Ind 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Ind MacPherson
 
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