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2020 Acura ILX vs. 2020 Chevrolet Malibu Review

New 2020 Acura ILX

2020 Acura
ILX

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New 2020 Chevrolet Malibu

2020 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*
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$25,900 to $31,780
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$22,140 to $33,370
Invoice* $24,617 to $30,187 $22,118 to $32,169
MPG - City 24 22 - 29
MPG - Hwy 34 32 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** ****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura ILX will cost more in transportation costs 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.

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

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.

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. The Acura ILX has significantly less cargo room than the Chevrolet Malibu, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura ILX than that of the Chevrolet Malibu.