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Chevrolet Malibu
2020 Chevrolet Malibu
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$22,095
Starting Price (MSRP)
6.6
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Mazda 6 Sedan
2019 Mazda 6 Sedan
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$23,800
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8.4
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Nissan Maxima
2020 Nissan Maxima
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$34,250
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6.8
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Overview

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.7 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.7 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.3 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Horsepower
160 hp @ 5700 rpm
187 hp @ 6000 rpm
300 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 2500-3000 rpm
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
261 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37 ft
36.7 ft
N/A

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16" x TBD
17" x 7.5"
18" x 8.5"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x TBD
17" x 7.5"
18" x 8.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Four-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P205/65R16
P225/55VR17
P245/45VR18
Rear Tire
P205/65R16
P225/55VR17
P245/45VR18
Spare Tire
T125/80R16
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
32 MPG
29 MPG
24 MPG
City
29 MPG
26 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
35 MPG
30 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr
7.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
16.4 gallons
18 gallons
Cruising Range City
458.2 miles
426.4 miles
360 miles
Cruising Range Highway
568.8 miles
574 miles
540 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
194.2 in
192.7 in
192.8 in
Height
57.9 in
57.1 in
56.5 in
Max Width
73 in
72.4 in
73.2 in
Front Width
62.6 in
62.4 in
62.4 in
Rear Width
62.5 in
62 in
62.4 in
Wheelbase
111.4 in
111.4 in
109.3 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
6.5 in
5.3 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.5 in
42.2 in
45 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.1 in
38.4 in
39.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.5 in
55.9 in
56.7 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.1 in
53.5 in
54.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.1 in
38.7 in
34.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.5 in
37.1 in
36.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57.1 in
55.1 in
55.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.4 in
53.5 in
53.5 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,126 lbs
3,433 lbs
3,552 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.7 ft³
14.7 ft³
14.3 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Deep Crystal Blue
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Carnelian Red Tintcoat
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Super Black

Standard Interior Materials

  • Dark Atmosphere/ Medium Ash Gray, Premium cloth seat trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Charcoal, Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Maintenance Note
1 Year/1 Visit
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Warranty Note
Preliminary 2020 Warranty Note
N/A
N/A