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

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2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
No Expert Reviews
2019 Chevrolet Cruze
L Sedan FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Chevrolet introduced the second generation of its successful Cruze compact car for the 2016 model year and added a hatchback variant the following year. For 2019, all versions get a mi...

Specs

2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
2019 Chevrolet Cruze
L Sedan FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain --
FWD
Fuel Economy, City --
28 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway --
38 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 13.7 gal
Engine
Fuel Type --
Gasoline
Power --
153 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Cylinders --
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio --
10:1
Displacement --
1,400 cc
Bore x Stroke --
2.91 in x 3.2 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 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 3 stars 4 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.5 in 42 in
Back Legroom 38.1 in 36.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.7 cu ft 14.8 cu ft
Exterior
Length 194.2 in 183.7 in
Width 73 in 70.5 in
Height 57.9 in 57.4 in
Wheelbase 111.4 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
2019 Chevrolet Cruze
L Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

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