Research 2012 Chevrolet Malibu specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.



Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.1

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525


EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2


SAE Net Torque @ RPM 158 @ 5200
Engine Order Code LE9
Engine Order Code LE5
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol 4-Cyl
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl
Displacement 2.4L/145
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6200
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 169 @ 6400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 160 @ 4500

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in) 191.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.0
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3
Wheelbase (in) 112.3

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 39.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9
Second Hip Room (in) 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.7
Passenger Capacity 5


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33


Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.4


Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style 4 Door Sedan


Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link


Front Tire Size P215/55R17
Front Tire Size P225/50R17
Rear Tire Size P215/55R17
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size Compact
Spare Tire Size
Spare Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code


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


Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift
Trans Description Cont. Again
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code MH8
Trans Type 6


EPA Classification Midsize

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3432


Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Spare Wheel Size (in)

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