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2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2020 Chevrolet Malibu Review

New 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

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Cruze

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New 2020 Chevrolet Malibu

2020 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*
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$17,995 to $25,620
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$22,140 to $33,370
Invoice* $17,941 to $24,646 $22,118 to $32,169
MPG - City 28 - 31 22 - 29
MPG - Hwy 38 - 48 32 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Chevrolet Cruze, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Cruze and the Chevrolet Malibu in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Cruze as you will with the Chevrolet Malibu, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Cruze 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 Chevrolet Cruze will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Chevrolet Malibu.

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

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Chevrolet Cruze doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Chevrolet Malibu.

Performance
The Chevrolet Cruze has less horsepower than the Chevrolet Malibu, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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

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