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2017 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2017 Mazda Mazda3 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 Mazda Mazda3. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Malibu and the Mazda Mazda3 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Malibu as you will with the Mazda Mazda3, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Mazda Mazda3. 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 Mazda Mazda3.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Malibu is much wider than the Mazda Mazda3, 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 Mazda Mazda3.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Malibu transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mazda Mazda3.

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has a larger turning radius than the Mazda Mazda3, 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 Mazda Mazda3.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Malibu and the Mazda Mazda3. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Malibu will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda Mazda3.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Malibu comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda3.

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2017 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $21,680 - $30,975

2017 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $17,845 - $23,145
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City MPG: 22 - 27 25 - 27
Highway MPG: 33 - 36 34 - 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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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $21,572 - $29,736 $17,080 - $22,144

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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