2012 Chevrolet Malibu

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SPECIFICATIONS

Overview | Engine | Transmission | Chassis/Suspension | Brakes | Wheels/Tires | Dimensions | Capacities

Models:

Chevrolet Malibu LS, LT and LTZ

Body style / driveline:

Sedan / front-engine, front-wheel drive

Construction:

Body-frame integral

EPA vehicle class:

Midsize car

Manufacturing location:

Kansas City, Kan.

Key competitors:

Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima


Engines

 

Ecotec 2.4L DOHC VVT
(LE9)

3.6L V-6 DOHC VVT
(LY7)

Application:

std on LS, 1LT, 2LT, 1LTZ

std. on 3LT, 2LTZ

Displacement (cc / cu in):

2384 / 145

3564 / 217

Bore & stroke (mm / in):

3.85 / 88 x 98 / 3.46

94 x 85.6 / 3.70 x 3.37

Block material:

Cast aluminum

Aluminum with cast-in bore liners

Cylinder head material:

Cast aluminum

Cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

DOHC, four valves per cylinder; continuously variable valve timing

DOHC, four valves per cylinder; continuously variable valve timing

Fuel delivery:

Sequential fuel injection

Sequential fuel injection

Compression ratio:

10.4:1

10.2:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

170 / 127 @ 6200* (LE9, gas)

252 / 188 @ 6300*

Torque (lb-ft / Nm):

158 / 214 @ 5200* (LE9, gas)

251 / 340 @ 3200*

Recommended fuel:

Regular unleaded

Regular unleaded

Max. engine rpm (fuel cutoff):

6750

7000

Emissions controls:

Close-coupled catalytic converter; returnless fuel rail; fast-response oxygen sensor

Dual close-coupled converters; returnless fuel rail, two pre- and two post-oxygen sensors

Estimated fuel consumption:

 

 

Mi/imp.gal (city / hwy / combined)

30 / 48 / 36

23 / 36 / 27

L/100km (city / hwy / combined)

9.4 / 5.9 / 7.8

12.4 / 7.8 / 10.3


Transmission

 

Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed automatic

Hydra-Matic 6T40 six-speed automatic

Gear Ratio (:1)

 

 

     First:

4.48

4.58

     Second:

2.87

2.96

     Third:

1.84

1.91

     Fourth:

1.41

1.45

     Fifth:

1.00

1.00

     Sixth:

0.74

0.75

     Reverse:

2.88

2.94

Final drive ratio:

2.77

2.89


Chassis / Suspension

Front:

MacPherson strut with aluminum L-shaped control arms; direct-acting 22-mm hollow stabilizer bar

Rear:

Four-link independent with twin-tube gas shocks; dual-rate mini-block coil springs; direct-acting 19-mm solid stabilizer bar (2.4L); direct-acting 20-mm solid stabilizer bar (3.6L)   

Steering type:

Rack-and-pinion, electric power steering w/ 2.4L; rack-and-pinion, hydraulic power steering w/ 3.6L

Steering ratio:

16.4:1

Steer wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

2.7

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (m / ft):

12.0 / 39.4


Brakes

Type

Four-wheel disc with four-channel ABS

Rotor diameter (mm / in):

front:
296 / 11.65, ventilated
rear:
276 / 10.87, solid


Wheels/Tires


Wheel size and type:

17-inch; fascia spoke painted silver (LS)
17-inch; aluminum bright finish (1LT)
17-inch Chrome Tech aluminum (2LT)
18-inch aluminum bright finish (LTZ)

Tire size and type:

P225/50R17 touring blackwall (LS, 1 LT, 2LT)
P225/50R18 touring blackwall (LTZ)


Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (mm / in):

2852 / 112.3

Overall length (mm / in):

4872 / 191.8

Overall width (mm / in):

1785 / 70.3

Overall height (mm / in):

1451 / 57.1

Track

front:
1514 / 59.6
rear:
1524 / 60

Curb weight (kg / lb):

1557 / 3432 (LS)
1552 / 3421 (LT)
1576 / 3473 (LTZ w/ V-6)

 

Interior


Headroom

front:
1000 / 39.4
rear:
945 / 37.2

Legroom

front:
1073 / 42.2
rear:
955 / 37.6

Shoulder room

front:
1421 / 55.9
rear:
1369 / 53.9

Hip room

front:
1346 / 53
rear:
1323 / 52.1


Capacities

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 3

EPA passenger volume (L / cu ft):

2766 / 97.7

Cargo volume (L / cu ft):

427 / 15.1

Max towing capacity (kg / lb):

453 / 1000 (3.6L)

Fuel tank (L / imp.gal):

62 / 13.6

 

*SAE certified

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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