Compare 2008 Mitsubishi Galant vs 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

2008 Mitsubishi Galant
2009 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan DE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan DE 20 27 $19,073 $19,999
4-Door Sedan ES 20 27 $19,907 $21,099
4-Door Sedan Ralliart 17 25 $25,616 $27,149
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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
$19,073
$20,416
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,999
$21,605
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$360 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mitsubishi Galant does most things well, but the newest family sedans do them even better. The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.1 97.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 191.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 112.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 59.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 15.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 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)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 16
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P225/50R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3406 3415
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
157 @ 4000 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
4G69 LE5
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.4L/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5500 169 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA MN5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Sportronic Auto w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.95
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Galant Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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