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2020 Subaru Impreza vs. 2020 Chevrolet Malibu Review

New 2020 Subaru Impreza

2020 Subaru
Impreza

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New 2020 Chevrolet Malibu

2020 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*
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$18,695 to $25,795
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$22,140 to $33,370
Invoice* $17,844 to $24,401 $22,118 to $32,169
MPG - City 23 - 28 22 - 29
MPG - Hwy 31 - 36 32 - 36
Engine(s) Horizontal 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 Subaru Impreza, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Impreza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Malibu.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Malibu requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Subaru Impreza, 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). Based on MSRP, the Subaru Impreza 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 Subaru Impreza and the Chevrolet Malibu have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Subaru Impreza has a smaller turning radius than the Chevrolet Malibu, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Subaru Impreza 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 Subaru Impreza and the Chevrolet Malibu. The Subaru Impreza has significantly less cargo room than the Chevrolet Malibu, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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