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2014 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2014 Subaru Legacy Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Chevrolet Malibu than in the Subaru Legacy, due to the Chevrolet Malibu's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Malibu and the Subaru Legacy 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 Subaru Legacy, 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 Subaru Legacy. 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 Subaru Legacy have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Malibu is a little wider than the Subaru Legacy, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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 Subaru Legacy.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chevrolet Malibu and the Subaru Legacy do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has about the same turning radius as the Subaru Legacy, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Malibu and the Subaru Legacy. The Chevrolet Malibu has less cargo capacity than the Subaru Legacy, 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 Subaru Legacy.

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2014 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $22,340 - $29,950
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2014 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*: $20,295 - $28,895
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 - 25 18 - 24
Highway MPG: 30 - 36 25 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
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*: $21,558 - $28,303 $19,201 - $27,097

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