2022 Chevrolet Malibu vs. Its Competition

2022 Chevrolet Malibu
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

If you’re on a Buy American kick, you may start and stop your mid-size sedan shopping here.

Our money would probably be spent on one of the Malibu’s rivals, though.

The Toyota Camry does just about everything right, even if it’s not quite as polished as the divine Honda Accord.

Mazda’s 6 offers up a dose of sportiness in trade for refinement.

The Nissan Altima is spacious and often-discounted.

And don’t leave the Subaru Legacy off your list as it’s arguably the best all-rounder four-door around.

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Quick Specs
5.3
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.
7.2
The 2022 Subaru Legacy takes a pass on performance, but aces its safety and value tests.
7.0
More tech this year makes the 2021 Honda Accord a compelling buy, but the options can rack up.
6.8
The 2021 Mazda 6 drives the point home: not every family needs a crossover SUV.
6.5
The 2021 Nissan Altima has a plain-spoken appeal, not to mention high safety scores and a great low price.
7.0
The 2021 Toyota Camry elevates its family-sedan game with grabby looks and hybrid power.
MSRP From     
$23,400$22,995$24,970$24,475$24,450$25,045
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LSCVTLX 1.5T CVTSport Automatic2.5 S SedanLE Automatic (Natl)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
AutomaticCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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