Buick Regal vs Chevrolet Malibu

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New listing price comparison and analysis.

2017 Buick Regal
Base
MSRP
$27,065
Invoice
$26,930
Average Price Paid
$26,457
75 listings nationwide

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2017 Chevrolet Malibu
L
MSRP
$21,680
Invoice
$21,572
Average Price Paid
$20,802
110 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis

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

2017 Buick Regal
Base
Fair Price
$26,837
Good Price
$24,631
Great Price
$23,369
2017 Chevrolet Malibu
L
Fair Price
$21,110
Good Price
$20,055
Great Price
$19,452

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2017 Buick Regal
Base
Instant Market Value
$27,927
2017 Chevrolet Malibu
L
Instant Market Value
$22,007
7 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews

Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2017 Buick Regal
Base
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 ...

2017 Chevrolet Malibu
L
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Rodney Dangerfield was a legendary stand-up comedian, and while his on-stage shtick was all about how he didn’t get any respect, as a comedic talent he was held in the highest esteem. ...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 10
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews and User Rankings

User Rankings by Category

Users ranked cars they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Winning categories:
    Winning categories:
      Based on rankings.
      2017 Buick Regal
      Base
      No User Reviews
      2017 Chevrolet Malibu
      L
      10
      writes:
      Enjoyed Malibu better, and bought it. It ran quieter, had everything on it the Buick had and maybe more, such ...
      Front Seats Ranked 2017 Buick Cascada Convertible worse.
      "With due respect I believe I answered this question above...."
      Would Buy Ranked 2017 Buick Cascada Convertible worse.
      "I did buy the Malibu - after driving both, because the Cascada was noisier than I anticipated. It was a nice car (Cascada), not for me. "
      40
      writes:
      Excellent choice, choosing the Malibu would an excellent buy for anyone, looking for a car with looks, safety,...
      Looks/Style Ranked 2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T worse.
      "It just does, it has a sleekness about that was impressed with.... "
      Would Buy Ranked 2017 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T better.
      "I have several friends and family members who have owned a Hyundai and some that currently own a Hyundai, I they have had no complaints... "
      writes:
      Front Seats Ranked 2017 Toyota Corolla LE worse.
      "The front seats in the Malibu are more comfortable overall than the front seats in the Corolla."

      Specs

      2017 Buick Regal
      Base
      2017 Chevrolet Malibu
      L
      Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
      Drivetrain
      FWD
      FWD
      Fuel Economy, City
      19 MPG
      27 MPG
      Fuel Economy, Highway
      30 MPG
      36 MPG
      Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 13 gal
      Engine
      Fuel Type
      Gasoline
      Gasoline
      Power
      182 hp @ 6,700 RPM
      160 hp @ 5,700 RPM
      Torque
      172 lb-ft @ 4,900 RPM
      184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
      Cylinders
      4 cylinders
      4 cylinders
      Compression Ratio
      11.2:1
      10:1
      Displacement
      2,400 cc
      1,500 cc
      Bore x Stroke
      3.46 in x 3.85 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
      Base

      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
      2017 Chevrolet Malibu
      L

      Exterior Colors

      • Silver Ice Metallic
      • Summit White

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