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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GL 22 30 $15,133 $16,449
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GL 22 30 $15,932 $17,299
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GL 19 27 $16,559 $17,999
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $17,384 $18,999
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS Special Value 19 27 $17,384 $18,999
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 19 27 $18,472 $20,299
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 24 35 $17,568 $19,200
4-Door Sedan LS 22 32 $19,457 $21,265
4-Door Sedan LT 22 32 $22,014 $24,060
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,133
$17,568
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,449
$19,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$274 / month
$320 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 52.4
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
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.05 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 1.0 10.87 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.92 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 36
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QMR
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA QMR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - 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/146 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 - Hwy (MPG)
30 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.00
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 3.63
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Ind MacPherson
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

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