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2020 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Malibu

2020 Chevrolet
Malibu

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New 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

2021 Toyota
Corolla Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$22,140 to $33,370
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$23,500
Invoice* $22,118 to $32,169 $21,760
MPG - City 22 - 29 53
MPG - Hwy 32 - 36 N/A
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** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** **** Not Tested

**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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Malibu than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. The Chevrolet Malibu will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Malibu as you will with the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, 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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. 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 Malibu will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Malibu is much wider than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, 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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Malibu does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Malibu has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher 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 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. The Chevrolet Malibu has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Malibu comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.