Compare 2018 Subaru Legacy vs 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

2018 Subaru Legacy
2018 Chevrolet Malibu
Add Vehicle
Select style
2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5i 25 34 $20,979 $22,195
2.5i Premium 25 34 $22,946 $24,295
2.5i Sport 25 34 $24,835 $26,345
2.5i Limited 25 34 $27,317 $29,095
3.6R Limited 20 28 $29,897 $31,945
Select style
4-Door Sedan L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan L 27 36 $21,571 $21,680
4-Door Sedan LS 27 36 $22,387 $23,320
4-Door Sedan LT 27 36 $24,211 $25,220
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 49 43 $26,803 $27,920
4-Door Sedan Premier 22 32 $29,779 $31,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,979
$21,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,195
$21,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$361 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Subaru Legacy may be the best mid-size sedan that buyers largely miss. It skips performance for a good safety record and relative value—not bad things. A solid effort, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu offers plenty of compelling reasons to lure customers into showrooms.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.6 100.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 54.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 58.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 NA
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 193.8
Height, Overall (in)
59 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 111.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.6
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 15.8
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)
11.8 - TBD -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 37.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA R83
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZAM
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R83
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P205/65R16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3514 3108
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16"
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4000 184 @ 2500-3000
Engine Order Code
NA LFV
Displacement
2.5 L/152 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5800 160 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 - 0.62 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.23
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.94
Trans Order Code
NA MNH
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.45
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- .075
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.91
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Four-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
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

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue