Buick Regal vs Chevrolet Malibu Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2017 Buick Regal
1SL Sedan AWD
MSRP
$31,465
Invoice
$30,206
Average Price Paid
$28,841
50 listings nationwide

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2018 Chevrolet Malibu
L
MSRP
$21,680
Invoice
$21,572
Average Price Paid
$20,794
12 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2017 Buick Regal
1SL Sedan AWD
Fair Price
$29,814
Good Price
$26,431
Great Price
$24,497
2018 Chevrolet Malibu
L
Fair Price
$21,102
Good Price
$19,937
Great Price
$19,271

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2017 Buick Regal
1SL Sedan AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$30,589
7 listings nationwide

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2018 Chevrolet Malibu
L
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,922

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2017 Buick Regal
1SL Sedan AWD
Rob Feeman Preview:

Due to the popularity of its compact Buick Verano sedan, General Motors decided it was time to revamp one of its mainstays into something new and slightly larger. The sixth-generation ...

2018 Chevrolet Malibu
L
George Kennedy Preview:

The Chevrolet Malibu proves that a dependable family sedan doesn’t have to be boring. The midsize Malibu boasts easy-to-use technology and as much as 250 horsepower on tap, but blends ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2017 Buick Regal
1SL Sedan AWD
No User Reviews
2018 Chevrolet Malibu
L
50
writes:
Very affordable price. Comfortable ride, well built, no issues so far (purchased a month ago); my other 2016 ...
40
writes:
Very good

Specs

2017 Buick Regal
1SL Sedan AWD
2018 Chevrolet Malibu
L
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
36 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 15.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
259 hp @ 5,300 RPM
160 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
10:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.39 in
2.91 in x 3.4 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.1 in 42 in
Back Legroom 37.3 in 38.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.2 cu ft 15.8 cu ft
Exterior
Length 190.2 in 193.8 in
Width 73.1 in 73 in
Height 58.4 in 57.6 in
Wheelbase 107.8 in 111.4 in

Available Options

2017 Buick Regal
1SL Sedan AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Cherry Metallic
  • Black Onyx
  • Crimson Red Tintcoat
  • Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic
  • Graphite Gray Metallic
  • Pepperdust Metallic
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • Summit White
  • White Frost Tricoat

Option Packages

  • Moonroof, Power, Tilt-Sliding with Sunshade
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7) Chromed Alloy
2018 Chevrolet Malibu
L

Exterior Colors

  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

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