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Chevrolet
Malibu
1997
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1997 Chevrolet Malibu Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1997 Chevrolet Malibu specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Chevrolet Malibu warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$15,470
Invoice *
$14,155
Engine
2.4L I-4 150 HP 150.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm / 3.1L V-6 155 HP 185.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
20.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
29.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
2.4L I-4 150 HP 150.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm / 3.1L V-6 155 HP 185.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission
4-spd auto w/OD
Battery
with run down protection
Axle Ratio
3.05
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
15.2 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel
Drive Type
front-wheel
Front Suspension
strut
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Rear Suspension
independent strut
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil
Steering
rack & pinion
Brakes
front disc/rear drum
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
15.0 " steel
Front Tires
P215/60SR15.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
compact steel
Seating Capacity
5
Front Seat Type
bucket
Front Headrests
adjustable
Front Armrests
center w/storage
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / 8-way (4-way power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Rear Seats
bench / 60-40 bench
Rear Headrests
fixed
Seat Trim
cloth / premium cloth
Door Trim
cloth
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
glove box
Dome Light
fade
Reading Lights
front
Floor Console
full
Cup Holder
front
Instrument Panel Storage
bin
Door Bins
dual
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Cargo Net
cargo net
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Rear Heat Ducts
underseat ducts
Radio
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan / AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD
single
Speakers
4
Radio Theft Deterrent
radio theft deterrent
Antenna
fixed
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
manual / power
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
power
Rear Child Safety Door Locks
rear child safety door locks
Power Outlets
1
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel
tilt
Front Windows
manual / power
Rear Windows
manual / power
1-Touch Open
driver
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Daytime Running Lights
daytime running lights
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver front-impact
Ignition Disable
immobilizer
Door Count
4 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
16.4 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
190.4 "
Exterior Width
69.4 "
Exterior Height
56.9 "
Wheelbase
108 "
Front Tread
59 "
Rear Tread
59 "
Turning Radius
18.2 '
Curb Weight
3,051 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.34
Front Legroom
42.2 "
Rear Legroom
37.9 "
Front Headroom
39.4 "
Rear Headroom
37.6 "
Front Hiproom
52.0 "
Rear Hiproom
52.2 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.0 "
Passenger Volume
99 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume
16.4 cu.ft.
Mud Flaps
front and rear
Bumpers
body-colored
Bodyside Moldings
body-colored
Grille Moldings
body-colored
Paint
monotone
Exterior Mirrors
manual remote driver, manual passenger / dual power remote
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
72/100,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000
Accessories Months/Miles
96/80,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1997 Chevrolet Malibu safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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