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2016 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2015 Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic Hybrid. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Malibu and the Honda Civic Hybrid in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Honda Civic Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Malibu, 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). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Malibu or the Honda Civic Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Honda Civic Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Malibu is much wider than the Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic Hybrid.

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has a larger turning radius than the Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic Hybrid. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Malibu will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Honda Civic Hybrid.

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

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2016 Chevrolet
Malibu

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

2015 Honda
Civic Hybrid

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MSRP*: $24,735
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City MPG: 22 - 27 44
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 33 - 37 --
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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Invoice*: $21,517 - $29,683 $22,975

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