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2021 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2022 Honda Civic Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Malibu

MSRP*: $22,270 to $33,500
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2022 Honda
Civic

MSRP*: $21,700 to $28,300
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Invoice* $22,248 to $32,294 $20,696 to $26,393
MPG - City 22 - 29 MPG 30 - 33 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 36 MPG 37 - 42 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 15.7 ft3 14.4 - 14.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Continuously Variable Auto Manual, Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 160 - 250 hp 158 - 180 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 194.2 in 184.0 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Head Room Front 39.1 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** **** Info not available

**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
The Chevrolet Malibu offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Honda Civic. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Malibu and the Honda Civic in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Malibu as you will with the Honda Civic, 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). The Chevrolet Malibu is somewhat more expensive than the Honda Civic. 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 Honda Civic have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Malibu is much wider than the Honda Civic, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Malibu, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Honda Civic.

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has a larger turning radius than the Honda Civic, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Malibu transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Honda Civic.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Malibu and the Honda Civic. The Chevrolet Malibu has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Honda Civic.

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