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

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Malibu you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Acura ILX Hybrid, due to its larger tank size and better 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Malibu will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Acura ILX Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Chevrolet Malibu will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Acura ILX Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Malibu is much wider than the Acura ILX Hybrid, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Malibu, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Acura ILX Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Malibu does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Acura ILX Hybrid.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Malibu has a much more powerful engine than the Acura ILX Hybrid. 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 Chevrolet Malibu and the Acura ILX Hybrid. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Malibu will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Acura ILX Hybrid.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Malibu is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Acura ILX Hybrid.

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2015 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $22,465 - $30,480

2014 Acura
ILX Hybrid

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MSRP*: $28,900
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 - 25 39
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 30 - 36 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,679 - $28,804 $27,229

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