2017 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2017 Subaru WRX Review

Comparison Review

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 Subaru WRX. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Malibu and the Subaru WRX in the front seats.

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

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Malibu will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru WRX. 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 Subaru WRX.

Since the Chevrolet Malibu is much wider than the Subaru WRX, 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 Subaru WRX.

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

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

When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Malibu is significantly less powerful than the Subaru WRX. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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

The Chevrolet Malibu comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru WRX.

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2017 Chevrolet

More Details & Photos New 2017 Chevrolet Malibu
MSRP*: $21,680 - $30,975

2017 Subaru

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MSRP*: $26,695 - $30,995
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City MPG: 22 - 27 20
Highway MPG: 33 - 36 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $21,572 - $29,736 $25,186 - $29,154

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.