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2022 Acura ILX vs. 2022 Chevrolet Malibu Review

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2022 Acura
ILX

MSRP*: $27,300 to $33,200
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2022 Chevrolet
Malibu

MSRP*: $23,400 to $33,500
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MPG - City 24 MPG 22 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 MPG 33 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 201-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 160-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 hp 160 - 250 hp
Exterior Length 182.2 in 194.2 in
Exterior Width 70.6 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 34.0 in
Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 39.1 in
Rear 37.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Malibu you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Acura ILX, 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). The Acura ILX is somewhat more expensive than the Chevrolet Malibu.

Dimensions
Since the Acura ILX 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 Acura ILX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Malibu.

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

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX and the Chevrolet Malibu.