Compare 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx vs 2005 Mercury Sable

2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
2005 Mercury Sable
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 22 30 $19,640 $21,465
4-Door Sedan LT 22 30 $22,518 $24,610
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4-Door Sedan GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 27 $19,499 $21,465
4-Door Sedan LS 20 27 $22,169 $24,465
4-Door Wagon LS 19 27 $22,967 $25,130
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,640
$19,499
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,465
$21,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
41.0 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106 102.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 199.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
22.8 16.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.63 x 0.55 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.68
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPE NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPE NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3458 3318
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5400 153 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 3200 186 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
LX9 N/A
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.54
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Maxx Mercury Sable
Body Style
4 Door Sedan LS 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs

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