Chevy Cruze vs Chevy Malibu

By Admin | Posted in Chevy Cruze, Chevy Malibu on Monday, August 26th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Compare the Chevy Cruze to the Chevy Malibu

Chevy Cruze vs Chevy Malibu

Looking for a new Chevy car? Check out the head to head comparison of the Chevy Cruze vs Chevy Malibu. Even though both are very stylish and fuel efficient, there are a few differences. Learn more about the two here and decide for yourself what one fits your lifestyle the best!

2013 Chevy Malibu LS MSRP ($21,995)                                                 2014 Chevy Cruze LS MSRP ($18,355)





The 2014 Chevy Cruze is available with three different engine offerins

Engine Specs

Both the Cruze and the Malibu start out with standard 4-cylinder engines in the Chevy Cruze vs Chevy Malibu comparison. The Chevy Cruze’s engine is represented by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder that makes 138 horsepower and 125 lb.ft of torque which achieves and estimated fuel economy of 22 city and 35 highway. The Chevy Malibu starts off with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that creates 197 horsepower and 191 lb.ft of torque and achieves a fuel economy rating of 22 city and 34 highway.




2013 Chevy Malibu’s sleek exterior design

The Malibu is about three inches wider and ten inches longer than the Cruze which frees up a little bit more space for passengers, but the Cruze still boosts some pretty impressive numbers.  The front headroom for both cars very close coming in at about 39.00 for the Malibu and 39.3 inches for the Cruze. The Malibu frees up a little bit more hip room offering 55 inches in the front, and 54.3 inches in the rear compared to 53 inches and 52.4 inches for the Cruze. Cargo volume in the comparison of the Chevy Cruze vs Chevy Malibu comparison comes in at 15.4 cu.ft. for the Cruze and 13.2 cu.ft. for the Malibu.

These are entry level trim comparisons of Chevy Cruze vs Chevy Malibu. More fuel efficient engines are offered for both vehicles, and a large array of trims also available for added comfort and convenience. Want to see or test-drive any of these vehicles in person? Stop by Osseo Auto today and view them both! There is also a great selection of used vehicles in stock, so you are sure to find your perfect match today!

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