Compare 2020 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2020 Subaru Legacy

2020 Chevrolet Malibu
2020 Subaru Legacy
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4-Door Sedan L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan L 29 36 $22,117 $22,140
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 29 36 $22,432 $23,270
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT 29 36 $25,709 $26,670
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Premier 22 32 $32,168 $33,370
Malibu 4-Door Sedan RS 29 36 $23,396 $24,270
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy CVT 27 35 $21,486 $22,745
Legacy Limited CVT 27 35 $27,915 $29,745
Legacy Limited XT CVT 24 32 $31,962 $34,195
Legacy Premium CVT 27 35 $23,591 $24,995
Legacy Sport CVT 27 35 $25,388 $26,945
Legacy Touring XT CVT 24 32 $33,523 $35,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,117
$21,486
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,140
$22,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$369 / month
$379 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu is a handsome mid-size sedan that’s overshadowed by competitors in terms of standard features. The 2020 Subaru Legacy sedan is a stellar value with impressive tech.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 105.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 15.1
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 - 11.8
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 - 12.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 36.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
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 3499
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500-3000 176 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LFV NA
Displacement
1.5L/91 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5700 182 @ 5800
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
MRG NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.10 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.07 - 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Subaru Legacy
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 5.9
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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