Compare 2019 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2018 Mazda MAZDA6

2019 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan L 29 36 $22,023 $22,090
4-Door Sedan LS 29 36 $22,337 $23,220
4-Door Sedan RS 29 36 $23,299 $24,220
4-Door Sedan LT 29 36 $25,608 $26,620
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 49 43 $27,147 $28,220
4-Door Sedan Premier 22 32 $30,610 $31,820
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Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual Sport 24 33 $20,951 $21,950
Automatic Sport 26 35 $21,836 $23,000
Automatic Touring 26 35 $24,269 $25,700
Automatic Grand Touring 23 31 $27,571 $29,200
Automatic Grand Touring Reserve 23 31 $29,929 $31,700
Automatic Signature 23 31 $32,808 $34,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,023
$20,951
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,090
$21,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$366 / 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
29 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 111.4
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 14.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 36.7
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
R83 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R16 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
T125/80R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R83 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAM NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16 P225/55VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3126 3326
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 17 X 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
Engine Order Code
LFV NA
Displacement
1.5L/91 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5700 187 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500-3000 186 @ 4000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.30
Trans Type
1 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.95
Trans Order Code
MRG NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.10 4.11
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.70
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
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
--
Rollover Rating
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