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2015 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2015 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
With the Chevrolet Malibu you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Buick LaCrosse, 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 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 Destination Charge for the Buick LaCrosse is much higher than that for the Chevrolet Malibu.

Dimensions
The Buick LaCrosse is about the same width as the Chevrolet Malibu. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Buick LaCrosse, which is slightly longer than the Chevrolet Malibu.

Drivetrain
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.

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 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 Buick LaCrosse than that of the Chevrolet Malibu.

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2015 Buick
LaCrosse

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MSRP*: $33,635 - $40,500

2015 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $22,465 - $30,480
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 17 - 25 21 - 25
Highway MPG: 26 - 36 30 - 36
Engine(s): Inline-4, 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*: $32,290 - $38,880 $21,679 - $28,804

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