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2020 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2020 Mazda Mazda6 Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Malibu

2020 Chevrolet
Malibu

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New 2020 Mazda Mazda6

2020 Mazda
Mazda6

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MSRP*
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$22,140 to $33,370
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$24,100 to $35,400
Invoice* $22,118 to $32,169 $22,880 to $33,420
MPG - City 22 - 29 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 32 - 36 31 - 35
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
The Chevrolet Malibu offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mazda Mazda6 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda6, the Chevrolet Malibu may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Malibu will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda Mazda6, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Malibu will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda Mazda6. 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 Mazda Mazda6 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Malibu is about the same width as the Mazda Mazda6. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Malibu takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda6.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Malibu has much less torque than the Mazda Mazda6, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has about the same turning radius as the Mazda Mazda6, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Malibu is significantly less powerful than the Mazda Mazda6. 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 Chevrolet Malibu and the Mazda Mazda6. The Chevrolet Malibu has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda Mazda6.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Malibu comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda6.