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2020 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 49 43 $29,071 $30,220
Malibu 4-Door Sedan L 29 36 $22,028 $22,095
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 29 36 $22,337 $23,220
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT 29 36 $25,608 $26,620
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Premier 22 32 $32,053 $33,320
Malibu 4-Door Sedan RS 29 36 $23,299 $24,220
2020 Volkswagen Passat
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Invoice Price
$29,071
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,220
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$504 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu is a handsome mid-size sedan that’s overshadowed by competitors in terms of standard features. The 2020 VW Passat’s new-look exterior comes for free; it’s the same price or less than the outgoing version.
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Fuel Economy
City
49 mpg -
Highway
43 mpg -
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 -
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 -
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 -
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 -
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 -
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.0 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 -
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 -
Spare Tire Size
NA -
Front Tire Order Code
RA9 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 -
Rear Tire Order Code
RA9 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3366 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
NA -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/- TBD - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 5000 -
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 -
Fuel System
Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4750 -
Engine Order Code
LKN -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
49 (2019) -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
46 (2019) -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
43 (2019) -
Transmission
Trans Type
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
MKE -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan -
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.8 (2019) -
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