Compare 2017 Toyota Prius vs 2017 Chevrolet Malibu

2017 Toyota Prius
2017 Chevrolet Malibu
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One
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
One 54 50 $22,067 $23,475
Two 54 50 $23,204 $24,685
Two Eco 58 53 $23,655 $25,165
Three 54 50 $24,888 $26,735
Three Touring 54 50 $26,173 $28,115
Four 54 50 $27,122 $29,135
Four Touring 54 50 $27,941 $30,015
Advanced N/A N/A $31,776 $33,100
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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 $22,296 $23,225
4-Door Sedan LT 27 36 $24,120 $25,125
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 49 43 $26,760 $27,875
4-Door Sedan Premier 22 33 $29,736 $30,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,067
$21,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,475
$21,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$391 / month
$361 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Toyota Prius closes the gap between "driving a hybrid" and "driving a normal car," even though it still looks like nothing else on the road. The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is a solid mid-sizer in the segment, punctuated by good, efficient powertrains, and a quiet ride.
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Fuel Economy
City
54 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
50 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.2 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.1 102.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55 58.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 111.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 62.6
Length, Overall (in)
178.7 193.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.6
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 - 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)
10 - 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)
11.3 13.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 37
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65SR15 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R83
Front Tire Size
P195/65SR15 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA R83
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZAM
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3075 3108
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16"
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6.5 16 x 7.5
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 3600 184 @ 2500-3000
Engine Order Code
NA LFV
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 5200 160 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
54 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
52 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
50 36
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.23
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA MNH
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.45
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- .075
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.91
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Four-Link
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
3.4 5.8
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 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - 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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