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2016 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Malibu offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Chevrolet Malibu will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Chevrolet Malibu, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Malibu is clearly a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid. 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 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Malibu is much wider than the Volkswagen Jetta 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 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.

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

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, 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 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.

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

Warranty
The Chevrolet Malibu comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.

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2016 Chevrolet
Malibu

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

2016 Volkswagen
Jetta Hybrid

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MSRP*: $31,120
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.96% --
City MPG: 22 - 27 42
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
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,517 - $29,683 $29,874

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.