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2014 Acura ILX Hybrid vs. 2015 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 Hybrid, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura ILX Hybrid and the Chevrolet Malibu in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Malibu you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Acura ILX Hybrid, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Chevrolet Malibu. 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 Hybrid will cost more in transportation costs than the Chevrolet Malibu.

Dimensions
Since the Acura ILX Hybrid 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 Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Malibu.

Drivetrain
The Acura ILX Hybrid has much less torque than the Chevrolet Malibu, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Acura ILX Hybrid has a smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Malibu, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura ILX Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Chevrolet Malibu. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX Hybrid and the Chevrolet Malibu. The Acura ILX Hybrid 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 Hybrid than that of the Chevrolet Malibu.

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2014 Acura
ILX Hybrid

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MSRP*: $28,900

2015 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $22,465 - $30,480
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City MPG: 39
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
21 - 25
Highway MPG: 38 30 - 36
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Invoice*: $27,229 $21,679 - $28,804

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