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2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
2019 Chevrolet Sonic
LS Sedan FWD
MSRP
$15,420
Invoice
$14,834
Average Price Paid
$15,097
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L FWD
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LS Sedan FWD
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2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
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2019 Chevrolet Sonic
LS Sedan FWD
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Within the Chevrolet lineup, the 2019 Sonic provides a platform that makes the most of its space and functions well as an economical daily driving. Offered as a subcompact sedan or hat...

Specs

2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
2019 Chevrolet Sonic
LS Sedan FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
26 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
34 MPG
38 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 12.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
160 hp @ 5,700 RPM
138 hp @ 4,900 RPM
138 hp @ 4,900 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
148 lb-ft @ 1,850 RPM
148 lb-ft @ 1,850 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
9.5:1
9.5:1
Displacement
1,500 cc
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.91 in x 3.4 in
2.85 in x 3.25 in
2.85 in x 3.25 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
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 Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard --
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.5 in 41.8 in
Back Legroom 38.1 in 34.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.8 cu ft 14.9 cu ft
Exterior
Length 194.2 in 173.9 in
Width 73 in 68.3 in
Height 57.9 in 59.7 in
Wheelbase 111.4 in 99.4 in

Available Options

2020 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White
2019 Chevrolet Sonic
LS Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Kinetic Blue Metallic
  • Mosaic Black Metallic
  • Nightfall Gray Metallic
  • Red Hot
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • LPO, 17" (43.2 CM) Painted Silver Wheels
  • LPO, 17" (43.2 CM) Painted White Wheels

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