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2016 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2017 Chevrolet Impala Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Impala than the Chevrolet Malibu, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Impala will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Malibu.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Impala requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Chevrolet Malibu, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Malibu is clearly a better financial choice over the Chevrolet Impala. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Malibu and the Chevrolet Impala have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Malibu is about the same width as the Chevrolet Impala. The Chevrolet Malibu is slightly shorter than the Chevrolet Impala, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Malibu is significantly less powerful than the Chevrolet Impala. 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 Chevrolet Malibu and the Chevrolet Impala. The Chevrolet Malibu has less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Impala, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Malibu comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Chevrolet Impala.

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2016 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $21,625 - $30,920

2017 Chevrolet
Impala

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MSRP*: $27,300 - $40,915
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.96% As low as 2.40%
City MPG: 22 - 27 17 - 22
Highway MPG: 33 - 37 25 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 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*: $21,517 - $29,683 $26,208 - $39,074

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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.