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2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Chevrolet Malibu Review

New 2020 Honda Civic

2020 Honda
Civic

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New 2020 Chevrolet Malibu

2020 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*
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$20,000 to $27,850
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$22,140 to $33,370
Invoice* $18,591 to $25,859 $22,118 to $32,169
MPG - City 25 - 32 22 - 29
MPG - Hwy 36 - 42 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 feel a little more squished in the Honda Civic than in the Chevrolet Malibu, due to the Honda Civic's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Malibu, the Honda Civic may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Malibu you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic, 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). Based on MSRP, the Honda Civic 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. The Honda Civic and the Chevrolet Malibu have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Honda Civic and the Chevrolet Malibu.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Chevrolet Malibu. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Civic as you will in the Chevrolet Malibu.

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