Compare 2009 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2009 Mitsubishi Galant

2009 Chevrolet Malibu
2009 Mitsubishi Galant
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 26 34 $24,149 $25,555
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $20,416 $21,605
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $21,267 $22,505
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,346 $24,705
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,401 $26,880
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4-Door Sedan ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Galant 4-Door Sedan ES 20 27 $20,048 $21,249
Galant 4-Door Sedan Ralliart 16 25 $25,898 $27,449
Galant 4-Door Sedan Sport 20 27 $20,048 $21,249
Galant 4-Door Sedan Sport V6 16 25 $21,935 $23,249
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,149
$20,048
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,555
$21,249
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$354 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way. The 2009 Mitsubishi Galant does most things well, but the newest family sedans do them even better.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.7 101.1
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
191.8 191
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 13.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
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)
10.87 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.94
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QGG NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
QGG NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P215/60R16
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)
- TBD - 3483
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
164 @ 6400 160 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas/Electric 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 5000 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LAT 4G69
Displacement
2.4L/146.5 2.4L/145
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.57
Trans Order Code
ME7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 4.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Sportronic Auto w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Mitsubishi Galant
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Multi-Link
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)
0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 6

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