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1997 CHEVROLET MALIBU: BEATS THE COMPETITION IN ROOM, STANDARD POWER

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:

Malibu Competitive Comparison

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.)
'97 Malibu 98.6
'96 Camry 97.3
'96 Accord 94.7
'96 Contour 89.4

The midsize Malibu has more room for passengers than its major competition.

Model Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
'97 Malibu 16.0
'96 Camry 14.8
'96 Contour 13.9
'96 Accord 13.0

Malibu also offers more trunk room for luggage, groceries, golf clubs, etc.

Model Standard Horsepower
'97 Malibu 150
'96 Accord 130
'96 Contour 125
'96 Camry 125

Malibu features more standard horsepower, which means better acceleration and smoother merging onto busy freeways.

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