Chevrolet Malibu - 2012

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Overview

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

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Engines

 

Ecotec 2.4L DOHC VVT

3.6L V-6 DOHC VVT

Application:

std on LS, 1LT, 2LT, 1LZ

std. on 3LT, 2LZ

Displacement (cu in / cc):

145 / 2384

217 / 3564

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

3.46 / 3.85 / 88 x 98

3.70 x 3.37 / 94 x 85.6

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):

169 / 126 @ 6400* (LE5)
170 / 127 @ 6200* (LE9, gas)

252 / 188 @ 6300*

Torque (lb-ft / Nm):

160 / 217 @ 4500* (LE5)
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

EPA estimated fuel economy (city / hwy):

22 / 33 (gas)

17 / 26

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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

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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
(ft / m):

39.4 / 12.0

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Brakes

Type

four-wheel disc with four-channel ABS

Rotor diameter (in / mm):

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

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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 (3LT, LTZ)

Tire size and type:

P225/50R17 touring blackwall (LS, 1 LT, 2LT)
P225/50R18 touring blackwall (3LT, LTZ)

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Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm):

112.3 / 2852

Overall length (in / mm):

191.8 / 4872

Overall width (in / mm):

70.3 / 1785

Overall height (in / mm):

57.1 / 1451

Track

 

Front (in / mm):

59.6 / 1514

Rear (in / mm):

60 / 1524

Curb weight (lb / kg):

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

Interior

Seating capacity (front / rear):

2 / 3

EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L):

97.7 / 2766

Headroom

 

Front (in /mm):

39.4 / 1000

Rear (in / mm):

37.2 / 945

Legroom

 

Front (in / mm):

42.2 / 1073

Rear (in / mm):

37.6 / 955

Shoulder room

 

Front (in / mm):

55.9 / 1421

Rear (in / mm):

53.9 / 1369

Hip room

 

Front (in / mm):

53 / 1346

Rear (in / mm):

52.1 / 1323

Cargo volume (cu ft / L):

15.1 / 427

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Capacities

Fuel tank (gal / L):

16.4 / 62

Max towing capacity (lb / kg):

1000 / 453 (3.6L)

Engine oil (qt / L):

5.5 / 5.2 (3.6L)
5 / 4.7 (2.4L)

Cooling system (qt / L):

7.5 / 7.1 (2.4L)
10.3 / 9.7 (3.6L)

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