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2015 Honda Civic vs. 2015 Chevrolet Malibu Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Malibu than the Honda Civic, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic, drivers may find the Chevrolet Malibu a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Malibu you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic, 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). Based on MSRP, the Honda Civic is clearly a better financial choice over the Chevrolet Malibu. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Honda Civic will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Chevrolet Malibu.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Malibu, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Honda Civic, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Malibu.

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

Handling
The Honda Civic has a smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Malibu, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

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

Warranty
The Honda Civic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Chevrolet Malibu.

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2015 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,490 - $23,090

2015 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $22,465 - $30,480
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 - 31 21 - 25
Highway MPG: 31 - 41 30 - 36
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,193 - $21,452 $21,679 - $28,804

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