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2017 Acura ILX vs. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Malibu than the Acura ILX, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura ILX and the Chevrolet Malibu in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura ILX as you will with the Chevrolet Malibu, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura ILX will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Chevrolet Malibu, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura ILX will cost more in transportation costs than the Chevrolet Malibu.

Dimensions
Since the Acura ILX is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Malibu, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura ILX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Malibu.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Acura ILX and the Chevrolet Malibu do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Acura ILX has about the same turning radius as the Chevrolet Malibu, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura ILX is somewhat more powerful than the Chevrolet Malibu.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX and the Chevrolet Malibu. The Acura ILX has significantly less cargo room than the Chevrolet Malibu, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura ILX than that of the Chevrolet Malibu.

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2017 Acura
ILX

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MSRP*: $27,990 - $34,980

2016 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $21,625 - $30,920
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.35% As low as 0.96%
City MPG: 25 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 35 33 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $26,359 - $32,921 $21,517 - $29,683

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.