Specs

Research 1998 Chevrolet Malibu specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

4dr Sedan

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.8 x 1.8
Brake Type Power
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.4

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.4
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.2

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600

Engine

Engine Type Gas L4
Engine Order Code L82
Engine Order Code LD9
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 3.1L/191
Displacement 2.4L/146
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 4800
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 180 @ 3200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 4400

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in) 28.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.4
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4
Length, Overall (in) 190.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.9
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.6

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion

Summary

Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.60
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P215/60R15
Rear Tire Size P215/60R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

Transmission

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code MX0
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.05
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.13
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Vehicle

EPA Classification Midsize

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3051

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4

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