Compare 2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Chevrolet Malibu

2019 Subaru Legacy
2019 Chevrolet Malibu
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5i 25 34 $21,301 $22,545
2.5i Premium 25 34 $23,316 $24,695
2.5i Sport 25 34 $25,250 $26,795
2.5i Limited 25 34 $27,455 $29,245
3.6R Limited 20 28 $29,529 $31,545
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,301
$22,023
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,545
$22,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$376 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Subaru Legacy is no thrill machine, but this under-the-radar mid-size sedan is hard to beat for its comfort, safety, and value. The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is a likeable sedan, but it requires some compromises when it comes to essential safety tech.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.6 102.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.5
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
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59 57.3
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 NA
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 194.2
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 15.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.3 x - 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 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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)
- NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- NA
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA R83
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3514 3126
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
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
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4000 184 @ 2500-3000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 5.10
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 NA
Trans Order Code
NA MRG
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 - 0.62 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 5.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
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
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
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