2017 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Review

Comparison Review

Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Buick LaCrosse than the Chevrolet Malibu. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Buick LaCrosse and the Chevrolet Malibu in the front seats.

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

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 Buick LaCrosse 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 Buick LaCrosse will cost more in transportation costs than the Chevrolet Malibu.

The Buick LaCrosse is about the same width as the Chevrolet Malibu. When looking at overall length, the Buick LaCrosse takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Chevrolet Malibu.

Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Buick LaCrosse does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Chevrolet Malibu.

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

When it comes to horsepower, the Buick LaCrosse has a much more powerful engine than the Chevrolet Malibu. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Buick LaCrosse and the Chevrolet Malibu. The Buick LaCrosse has less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Malibu, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Buick LaCrosse than that of the Chevrolet Malibu.

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2017 Buick

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MSRP*: $32,065 - $43,265

2017 Chevrolet

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MSRP*: $21,680 - $30,975
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City MPG: 20 - 21 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 29 - 31 33 - 36
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $31,905 - $41,534 $21,572 - $29,736

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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.