Compare 2019 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2018 Mazda MAZDA6

2019 Chevrolet Malibu
2018 Mazda MAZDA6
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid w/1HY
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Hybrid w/1HY 49 43 $27,204 $28,220
Malibu 4-Door Sedan L w/1VL 29 36 $22,067 $22,090
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 29 36 $22,384 $23,220
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 29 36 $25,661 $26,620
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Premier w/2LZ 22 32 $30,674 $31,820
Malibu 4-Door Sedan RS w/1SP 29 36 $23,348 $24,220
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Grand Touring Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 Grand Touring Automatic 23 31 $27,571 $29,200
Mazda6 Grand Touring Reserve Automatic 23 31 $29,929 $31,700
Mazda6 Signature Automatic 23 31 $32,808 $34,750
Mazda6 Sport Automatic 26 35 $21,836 $23,000
Mazda6 Sport Manual 24 33 $20,951 $21,950
Mazda6 Touring Automatic 26 35 $24,269 $25,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,204
$27,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,220
$29,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is a likeable sedan, but it requires some compromises when it comes to essential safety tech. The 2018 Mazda 6 is a stylish, good handling sedan that finally has the underhood muscle to match.
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Fuel Economy
City
49 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
43 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 99.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 192.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 111.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 14.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 10.9
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.0 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 36.7
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P225/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
RA9 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P225/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RA9 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3366 3560
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 19 X 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4750 310 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
LKN NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 5000 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
46 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
43 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
49 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 4.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.49
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.45
Trans Type
NA 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.99
Trans Order Code
MKE NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.8 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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