Chevrolet Malibu - 2015

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Overview

Model:

2015 Chevrolet Malibu LS, LT and LTZ

Body style / driveline:

4-door, 5-passenger front-engine transaxle (front-drive)

Construction:

steel body-frame integral (unibody) with front and rear crumple zones; galvanized steel front fenders, hood, door panels, one-piece bodyside outer panel and trunk lid

Global vehicle class:

midsize sedan

Manufacturing locations:

Fairfax, Kansas and Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan

Key competitors:

Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord

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Engines

Type:

Ecotec 2.5L DOHC I-4 iVLC DI

Ecotec 2.0L DOHC I-4 VVT DI Turbo

Displacement
(cu. in. / cc):

150 / 2457

122 / 1998

Bore & stroke
(in. / mm):

3.46 x 3.97 / 88 x 101

3.39 x 3.39 / 86 x 86

Block material:

lost foam cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

lost foam cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

DOHC iVLC, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing

DOHC, four-valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing

Valve lifters:

hydraulic roller finger follower

hydraulic roller finger follower

Ignition system:

coil-on-plug

coil-on-plug

Fuel delivery:

high-pressure direct injection and electronic throttle control

high-pressure direct injection and electronic throttle control

Compression ratio:

11.3:1

9.5:1

Horsepower
(hp / kW @ rpm):

196 / 146 @ 6300*

259 / 193 @ 5300*

Torque
(lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):

186 / 252 @ 4400*

295 / 400 @ 3000 -4000*

Recommended fuel:

regular unleaded

premium recommended but not required

Max. engine speed
(fuel cut-off):

7000 rpm

7000 rpm

Emissions controls:

close-coupled, catalytic converter, positive crankcase ventilation; evaporative system

close-coupled, catalytic converter, positive crankcase ventilation; evaporative system

EPA-estimated fuel economy (city / hwy)

25 / 36

21 / 30

*SAE certified

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Transmissions

Type:

Hydra-Matic 6T45 six-speed automatic

Hydra-Matic 6T70 six-speed automatic

Applications:

2.5L

2.0L Turbo

Gear ratios: (:1):

 

 

     First:

4.58

4.48

     Second:

2.96

2.87

     Third:

1.91

1.84

     Fourth:

1.45

1.41

     Fifth:

1.00

1.00

     Sixth:

0.75

0.74

     Reverse:

2.84

2.88

Final drive ratio (:1):

2.89

2.77

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Chassis/Suspension

Front:

independent, MacPherson strut-type with dual-path mountings, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar (hollow); hydraulic ride bushings

Rear:

four-link independent rear; hollow stabilizer bar

Traction control:

all-speed using engine torque reduction and brake intervention

Steering type:

rack-mounted electric rack-and-pinion power steering

Steering wheel turns lock-to-lock:

2.68

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (feet / meters):

37.4 / 11.4

Steering ratio:

15.2:1

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Brakes

Type:

four-wheel disc w/ABS (w/ESC)

Brake rotor diameter – front (in / mm):

11.7 / 297 vented; single-piston, cast iron caliper

Brake rotor diameter – rear (in / mm):

11.5 / 292 solid; single-piston, aluminum caliper

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Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type:

16 x 7.5-in. aluminum (LS, 1LT)
17 x 8.0-in. aluminum (avail. on 1LT)
18 x 8.0-in. aluminum (std. on 2LT, 3LT, 1LZ, 2LZ)
19 x 8.5-in. aluminum (avail. on 2LZ)

Tires:

P215/60R16 all-season
P225/55R17 all-season
P235/50R18 all-season
P245/45R19 all-season

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Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (in / mm) :

107.8 / 2738

Overall length (in / mm):

191.5 / 4865

Overall width (in / mm):

73 / 1854

Overall height (in / mm):

57.6 / 1462

Front track (in / mm):

62.2 / 1579

Rear track (in / mm):

62 / 1575

 

Interior

Seating capacity
(front / rear):

2 / 3

Headroom (in / mm):

39.0 / 991 (front)
37.5 / 953 (rear)

Legroom (in / mm):

42.1 / 1069 (front)
36.8 / 935 (rear)

Shoulder room
(in / mm):

57.5 / 1461 (front)
57.1 / 1450 (rear)

Hip room (in / mm):

55.0 / 1397 (front)
54.3 / 1380 (rear)

EPA passenger volume (cu ft / L) :

100.3 / 2837

EPA interior volume
(cu ft / L):

116.5 / 3299

Cargo volume
(cu ft / L):

16.3 / 462

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Capacities

Fuel tank (gal / L):

18.5 / 70

Engine oil (qt / L):

2.5L: 5.0 / 4.7
2.0L: 6.3 / 6.0

Cooling system (qt / L):

2.5L: 7.5 / 7.1
2.0L: 7.4 / 7.0

Curb weight (lbs / kg):

3393 / 1539 (LS)
3439 / 1560 (1LT)
3532 / 1602 (2LT w/ 2.5L)
3635 / 1649 (3LT trim w/ 2.0L turbo)
3547 / 1609 (1LZ w/ 2.5L)
3660 / 1656 (2LZ w/ 2.0L turbo)

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

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