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2014 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2014 Volkswagen Passat Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Passat than the Chevrolet Malibu, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Malibu and the Volkswagen Passat in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Passat 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Malibu will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Passat. 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 Volkswagen Passat have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Malibu is a little wider than the Volkswagen Passat, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Malibu takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Passat.

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Malibu and the Volkswagen Passat. The Chevrolet Malibu has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Passat, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2014 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $22,340 - $29,950
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2014 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $20,845 - $34,265
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 - 25 20 - 31
Highway MPG: 30 - 36 28 - 43
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-5, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,558 - $28,303 $19,990 - $32,860

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