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

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2020 Chevrolet Malibu L FWD
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2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,970
2017 Buick Verano
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$16,778
3 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
No Expert Reviews
2017 Buick Verano
FWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The Buick Verano debuted for the 2012 model year and is heavily based on the Chevy Cruze sedan, but while the Cruze has proven to be a wildly successful model and one of the best-selli...

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

2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
No User Reviews
2017 Buick Verano
FWD
10
writes:
This is our everyday car when you go to the store or appointments. A great family car.
Looks/Style Ranked 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring better.
"sporty"
Value Ranked 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring better.
"Has a higher trade value"
writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL better.
"Much more leg room."
Value Ranked 2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL worse.
"The Verano had all of the amenities for a lower price point. The cabin was exceptionally quiet. Would recommend this car for smaller people not regularly having rear passengers. "

Specs

2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
2017 Buick Verano
FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 15.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
160 hp @ 5,700 RPM
180 hp @ 6,700 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
171 lb-ft @ 4,900 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
11.2:1
Displacement
1,500 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.91 in x 3.4 in
3.46 in x 3.85 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Rear Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.5 in 42 in
Back Legroom 38.1 in 34.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.8 cu ft 14.3 cu ft
Exterior
Length 194.2 in 183.9 in
Width 73 in 71.4 in
Height 57.9 in 58.1 in
Wheelbase 111.4 in 105.7 in

Available Options

2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White
2017 Buick Verano
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Twilight Metallic
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • Summit White

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