|2018 Chevrolet Malibu||vs.||2018 Chevrolet Impala|
|27 city / 36 hwy||Fuel Economy||22 city / 30 hwy|
|160 hp||Horsepower||197 hp|
|184 lb-ft||Torque||191 lb-ft|
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You’ve got some impressive choices with the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2018 Chevrolet Impala. These two sedans offer much of the same style, safety features, and packages that shoppers prefer. You’ll find differences in terms of performance and size. After you read this review, we definitely recommend seeing them side by side at Mountain View Chevy.
The Malibu engine generates 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. This helps it achieve 39 mpg highway. The Malibu hybrid saves even more, although it generates 182 horsepower and an exciting 277 lb.-ft. of torque. The driving enthusiast choice is probably the speedy Premier turbo. This remarkable four-cylinder engine kicks out 250 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Impalas have their own powerful, fuel-smart engines. The standard turbo cranks out 197 horsepower and 191 lb.-ft. The Premier V6 has 305 horses under the hood. The torque rate is a healthy 264 lb.-ft. You really can’t go wrong whichever engine or sedan you choose.
Malibus come in four trims with more emphasis on savings at the base level. The car is midsized with a slightly smaller trunk and interior than the Chevy Impala, a full-size sedan. The Malibu LS edition has Chevy’s MyLink seven-inch touchscreen and Wi-Fi connectivity via OStar subscription. Laminated side windows reduce noise in the cabin. The first of three trims, the Impala LS edition has more standards this year than ever before. Drivers will appreciate a standard power-adjustable driver’s seat and tilt-telescopic steering wheel. The 2018 edition also adds standard keyless start and a rearview camera. It has the complete MyLink package including an eight-inch touchscreen with advanced Apple and Android integration systems.
For leather, you can choose the Malibu 1LT, the Impala LT Convenience Package, or the Premier edition of either model. Other common upgrades include heated seats and a heated steering wheel. With its emphasis on sporty style, the Malibu offers a dual-pane sunroof. The Impala Premier Convenience Package really spoils its riders with ventilated front seats and a power-adjustable steering wheel with memory. It also adds ground illumination for safer nighttime entry. Malibu Premier editions also offer many of these amenities.
Malibus and Impalas enjoy good safety records. Special construction methods help divert dangerous force from reaching the passengers. An OnStar subscription offers a special SOS system with automatic notification if the airbags are deployed. To keep you out of harm’s way, the Impala LT offers a blind spot monitor. It also has a rear cross traffic alert for parking lot safety. Both sedans offer Chevrolet’s parking assist and crash avoidance features. The forward collision warning can be paired with an autobrake. Adaptive cruise control regulates the car’s speed for both safety and swiftness. IntelliBeams raise and lower the high beams as needed for safer nighttime driving.
There’s much more to explore about the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu and its larger sibling the 2018 Chevrolet Impala. Check out your choices at Mountain View Chevy.Schedule Test Drive
MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.
All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.