Comparison - Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 2018 - vs - Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited 2018

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Average Price: 
27,875
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
24,195
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
2-speed
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.00gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Summit White
#E1EAEF
Mosaic Black Metallic
#0E0E0E
Sandy Ridge Metallic
#BC9E96
Cajun Red Tintcoat
#B50025
Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
#DDDDDB
Silver Ice Metallic
#9AA3AA

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid ranked #8 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 23 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent gas mileage
Spacious seats
User-friendly infotainment system

Cons
High starting price
Battery pack restricts trunk pass-through opening

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Rear legroom
Multimedia system
Ride and handling
Gas mileage (hybrid)
Refined lane departure prevention

Cons
No interior trunk release button
Cabin materials and design (base and middle trims)
Road noise
2.0-liter engine prefers premium gas

By: 
cars.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu stands out in the midsize sedan field for its sharp looks and mix of appealing qualities. It's loaded with technology and offers a roomy interior. There's also a range of engine choices, including a hybrid option. Overall, we think it's a solid pick.

PROS
Spacious interior with lots of front-seat headroom
Hybrid trim offers high efficiency and brisk acceleration
Responsive and intuitive 8-inch touchscreen interface

CONS
Limited outward visibility
Six-speed automatic can be unrefined at low speed
Lackluster acceleration from the base 1.5-liter engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Subaru Impreza ranked #18 in Compact Cars. Currently the Subaru Impreza has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 23 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good fuel economy
Standard all-wheel drive
Spacious seats
Good crash test ratings

Cons
Uninspiring engine
Middling cabin quality
Low predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

Automatic wipers are now standard on Premium, Sport and Limited models. Otherwise, the 2018 Impreza is unchanged.

PROS
Standard all-wheel drive delivers secure handling and wet-weather traction
The cabin is quiet, comfortable and surprisingly roomy for a compact car
A healthy selection of advanced safety features is available on most trims
Available manual transmission for those who want to row their own gears

CONS
Hard to match fuel economy estimates in the real world
Interior materials are of a lower quality than many rivals
Transmission is loud under heavy loads
Slow acceleration, even with this generation's more powerful engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Subaru Impreza offers all-wheel drive for all of us in a comfortable, refined, tech-savvy package.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive, without mpg penalty
Comfortable, quiet ride
Polished handling, especially in Sport trim
Roomy hatchback option
Lots of safety and convenience tech

Cons
Interior’s a little dull
Manual transmission’s low mpg rating
Could use more power
Some busy design cues

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
49.00mpg
28.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
43.00mpg
38.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.80L
2.00L
Torque: 
145ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
152hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.00Feet
35.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Sun Sensor
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
193.80in
182.10in
Width: 
73.00in
70.00in
Height: 
57.60in
57.30in
Ground Clearance: 
5.10in
Wheel Base: 
111.40in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.10
39.80
Front Hip Room: 
54.10in
55.10in
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
43.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
56.70in
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
37.20
Rear Hip Room: 
53.40in
55.20in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
36.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.10in
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.60cu.ft
12.30cu.ft

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 8.0
17 X 7.0
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
All Season Tires
Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Leather Package
Convenience And Technology Package
Driver Confidence Package
Portable Media Connectivity Package
Appearance Package
Popular Package #1
EyeSight + Moonroof + Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Navigation System + Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers
Popular Package #5
Standard Model
EyeSight + Moonroof + Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
Dark Chrome Horizontal Leading Edge Grille
18" Aluminum Wheels
Custom Molded Front And Rear Splash Guards
Power Sunroof
Gloss Black Grille
Wheel Locks
Black Bowtie
Crystal Claret Red Horizontal Leading Edge Grille
Alternate Finish Mirror Caps
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Island Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Rear Bumper Applique
Body Side Molding - Lapis Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Lapis Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Sport Mesh Grille
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Island Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red Pearl
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
Crossbar Set - Fixed
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Interior Options: 
Sport Pedal Kit
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Stainless Steel Door Sill Plates
Carpeted Floor Mats
All-Weather Floor Mats
Chevrolet MyLink Radio W/Navigation
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Exterior And Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors W/Homelink
All-Weather Floor Mats
LED Upgrade - Map And Dome Lights
Exterior And Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And HomeLink
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
Cargo Tray
Side Sill Plate
All-Weather Floor Liners