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WARREN, Mich. -- The all-new 1997 Chevrolet Malibu competes in the industry's largest, most competitive market segment. Here’s how Malibu stacks up to the competition:
|Model||Volume (cu. ft.)||Class (EPA)|
|'96 Ford Taurus||117.3||Mid-Size|
|'97 Chevrolet Malibu||114.6||Mid-Size|
|'96 Toyota Camry||112.1||Mid-Size|
|'96 Dodge Stratus||111.6||Mid-Size|
|'96 Nissan Altima||108.0||Compact|
|'96 Honda Accord||107.7||Compact|
|'96 Ford Contour||103.3||Compact|
Malibu features more total interior volume (passenger volume plus trunk volume) than most of its major competitors. Malibu even has more front and rear headroom and more trunk space than the longer, wider, heavier Ford Taurus.
|Model||Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)|
The midsize Malibu has more room for passengers than its major competition.
|Model||Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)|
Malibu also offers more trunk room for luggage, groceries, golf clubs, etc.
Malibu features more standard horsepower, which means better acceleration and smoother merging onto busy freeways.
Go to 1997 Malibu award presentation information.