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2015 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2016 Honda Civic Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Malibu offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Honda Civic with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic, the Chevrolet Malibu may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Malibu you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic, 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). The Chevrolet Malibu is somewhat more expensive than the Honda Civic. 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 Honda Civic have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Malibu is much wider than the Honda Civic, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chevrolet Malibu, which is slightly longer than the Honda Civic.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Malibu transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Honda Civic.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Malibu is somewhat more powerful than the Honda Civic.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Malibu and the Honda Civic. The Chevrolet Malibu has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Honda Civic.

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

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2015 Chevrolet
Malibu

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

2016 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,640 - $26,500
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 - 25 27 - 31
Highway MPG: 30 - 36 40 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
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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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $21,679 - $28,804 $17,332 - $24,609

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