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1997 Chevrolet Malibu 4-Door Sedan Specs

4-Door Sedan
MSRP based on 4-Door Sedan
 

Quick Specs

Engine Gas L4, 2.4L
EPA Class Midsize
Style Name 4dr Sdn
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
Transmission 4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD

Dimensions

Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3051
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.0
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4
Liftover Height (in) 28.5
Wheelbase (in) 107.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.4
Length, Overall (in) 190.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.4

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.2
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - TBD -

Performance Specs

Engine
Displacement 2.4L/146
Engine Order Code LD9
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4400
Fuel System SFI
Engine Type Gas L4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Type 4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Clutch Size (in) NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42
Trans Order Code MX0
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.13
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.8 x 1.8
Brake Type Power
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size T125/70D14
Front Tire Size P215/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R15
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.60
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32

Safety Features

Safety
Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front No
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front No
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear No
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks Yes
Daytime Running Lights Yes
Traction Control No
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps No
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor No
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control No

Warranty

Warranty
Basic Miles/km 36,000
Basic Note No Deductible Supplemental Inflatable Restraint - 3 years/36,000 miles
Basic Years 3
Emissions Note Emission component coverage - Varies by geographical region
Roadside Assistance Note Courtesy Care Roadside Assistance Program includes - Toll Free Assistance # 1-800-CHEV-USA Free Towing to nearest Chevy Dealer Locksmith Services, Flat Tire Repair, Jump Start & Fuel delivery Courtesy transportation - Applies when vehicle is left at participating dealer for warranty covered repairs (see dealer for details)

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 103
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A