Compare 2022 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2022 Subaru Legacy

2022 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 29 36 $22,557 $23,400
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT 29 36 $25,835 $26,800
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Premier 22 33 $32,294 $33,500
Malibu 4-Door Sedan RS 29 36 $23,521 $24,400
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy CVT 27 35 $21,715 $22,995
Legacy Limited CVT 27 35 $28,098 $29,945
Legacy Limited XT CVT 24 32 $32,238 $34,495
Legacy Premium CVT 27 35 $23,822 $25,245
Legacy Sport CVT 27 35 $27,087 $28,790
Legacy Touring XT CVT 24 32 $33,799 $36,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,557
$21,715
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,400
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$390 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.3
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu is an acceptable choice, but it’s a shame that this may be how Detroit closes its long chapter on mid-size sedans. The 2022 Subaru Legacy takes a pass on performance, but aces its safety and value tests.
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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)
3135 3489
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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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