2003 Chevrolet Malibu 4-Door Sedan Specs

4-Door Sedan
MSRP based on 4-Door Sedan

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 20 mpg City/29 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas V6, 3.1L
EPA Class Midsize
Style Name 4dr Sdn
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
Transmission Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled w/overdrive


EPA Classification Midsize
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3106
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 107.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.4
Length, Overall (in) 190.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4
Liftover Height (in) 28.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.3

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29

Performance Specs

Engine Order Code LG8
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 190 @ 4000
Fuel System SFI
Engine Type Gas V6
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5200
Displacement 3.1L/191
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) 3.05
Trans Order Code MX0
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.14
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Type 4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Clutch Size (in) NA
Brake Type Power
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System NA
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.8 x 1.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9
Front Tire Order Code QCD
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15
Front Tire Size P215/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code QCD
Rear Tire Size P215/60R15
Spare Tire Order Code NA
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD -
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
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.60

Safety Features

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 No
Child Safety Rear Door Locks No
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
Other Features Air bags, frontal, driver & right front passenger
Seat belts w/front adjustable guide loops
Tether anchors, rear, top & lower, for child safety seat, LATCH...
Daytime running lamps


Basic Miles/km 36,000
Basic Years 3
Corrosion Miles/km 100,000
Corrosion Years 6
Drivetrain Miles/km 36,000
Drivetrain Years 3
Roadside Assistance Miles/km 36,000
Roadside Assistance Years 3

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.6
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A