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Chevrolet Malibu
2021 Chevrolet Malibu
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$22,140
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6.6
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Pontiac G8
2009 Pontiac G8
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Overview

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.6-liter V6 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 17 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.7 ft³
Trunk Volume
17.5 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.6-liter V6 Gas
Horsepower
160 hp @ 5700 rpm
256 hp @ 6300 rpm
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 2500-3000 rpm
248 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
37 ft
37.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
16" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 7.5"
18" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
Performance
Rear Suspension
Four-Link
Performance

Tires

Front Tire
P205/65R16
P245/45R18
Rear Tire
P205/65R16
P245/45R18
Spare Tire
T125/80R16
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
32 MPG
20 MPG
City
29 MPG
17 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
25 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 (2020) Tons/yr
N/A
EPA rating
N/A
5

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
19 gallons
Cruising Range City
458.2 miles
323 miles
Cruising Range Highway
568.8 miles
475 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
194.2 in
196.1 in
Height
57.9 in
57.7 in
Max Width
73 in
74.8 in
Front Width
62.6 in
62.7 in
Rear Width
62.5 in
63.3 in
Wheelbase
111.4 in
114.8 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.5 in
42.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.1 in
38.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.5 in
59.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.1 in
56.7 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.1 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.5 in
38 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57.1 in
59.1 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.4 in
58 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,126 lbs
3,885 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.7 ft³
17.5 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Interior Materials

  • Dark Atmosphere/ Medium Ash Gray, Premium cloth seat trim
  • Onyx, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Onyx, Premium Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Interior Trim

Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Optional

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Maintenance Note
1 Year/1 Visit
N/A
Roadside Assistance Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Warranty Note
Preliminary 2021 Warranty
N/A