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2021 Chevrolet Malibu L FWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

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2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,965
2006 Dodge Stratus
R/T Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,430

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
No Expert Reviews
2006 Dodge Stratus
R/T Sedan FWD

In its final year of production, the Dodge Stratus midsize sedan got a revised R/T trim with a 2.7-liter, 200-hp V6 powertrain. New standard features include a prominent rear spoiler, ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
No User Reviews
2006 Dodge Stratus
R/T Sedan FWD
Tammymatney18 writes:
Great
Looks/Style Ranked 2009 GMC Envoy better.
"I like them n just do"
Would Buy Ranked 2009 GMC Envoy better.
"Cause I drove one n a lot better "
5
Nicole writes:
I have driven a variety of vehicles and this car handles so well.
Handling Ranked 2006 Chrysler 300 RWD worse.
"The handling and steering has better stability."
Looks/Style Ranked 2006 Chrysler 300 RWD worse.
"Sleeker"
Michael writes:
2.4L engines are very underpowered but ok on gas mileage

Specs

2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
2006 Dodge Stratus
R/T Sedan FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 16 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
160 hp @ 5,700 RPM
200 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
190 lb-ft @ 4,850 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
9.9:1
Displacement
1,500 cc
2,700 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.91 in x 3.4 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 5 stars
Front Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Driver -- 3 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 3 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 5 stars
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 4 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 4 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 3 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
CD Changer -- Optional
Cassette Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.5 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 38.1 in 38.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.7 cu ft 16 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 194.2 in 191.2 in
Width 73 in 70.6 in
Height 57.9 in 54.4 in
Wheelbase 111.4 in 108 in

Available Options

2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White
2006 Dodge Stratus
R/T Sedan FWD

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