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2016 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Buick LaCrosse, drivers may find the Chevrolet Malibu a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
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.

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 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.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Buick LaCrosse doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Chevrolet Malibu.

Handling
The Buick LaCrosse has a larger turning radius than the Chevrolet Malibu, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
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.

Utility
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.

Warranty
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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2016 Buick
LaCrosse

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MSRP*: $31,065 - $40,675

2016 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $21,625 - $30,920
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.08% As low as 0.96%
City MPG: 17 - 18 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 26 - 28 33 - 37
Engine(s): V-6 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*: $30,910 - $39,048 $21,517 - $29,683

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