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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 Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 15.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 3000 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L61
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.96
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/coil springs
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

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