Compare 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic vs 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic
2009 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LT 18 28 $19,304 $20,320
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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
$19,304
$20,416
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,320
$21,605
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$360 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic is a good car, offered at a slight discount, but the new, redesigned '08 Malibu is much better. The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 97.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 191.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 112.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 15.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.63 x 0.55 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)
10.87 x 1.02 11.65 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 16
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 40.4
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPE - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QPE - 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)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3297 3415
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
219 @ 5900 169 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
219 @ 3200 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LZ4 LE5
Displacement
3.5L/214 2.4L/146.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.62
Trans Order Code
MN5 MN5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95 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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan LT 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Classic Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
4-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)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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