Comparison - Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 2018 - vs - Toyota Avalon Limited Hybrid 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
27,875
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
42,800
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
2-speed
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.00gals
17.00gals
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 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is smooth and sumptuous, and it leads the full-size-car field while getting great fuel economy to boot.

Pros
Elegant interior with top-notch materials
Lots of standard comfort, tech, and safety features
Comfortable ride and spacious seats
Outstanding fuel economy

Cons
Less trunk space than many large cars and hybrids
Some droning when accelerating

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid carries over unchanged.

PROS
Interior is quiet and upscale, with roomy seating front and rear
Returns exceptional fuel economy for a large sedan
Trunk is among the largest among full-size hybrid sedans

CONS
Infotainment system lacks operational smoothness

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
Supportive front seats
Power
Low wind noise at highway speeds
Ride quality
Roomy backseat

Cons
Backseat doesn't fold down
Touch-sensitive controls
Control layout
Interior materials and design
Trunk space
Price

By: 
cars.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
49.00mpg
40.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
43.00mpg
39.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.80L
2.50L
Horsepower: 
200hp
at 5 700rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.00Feet
40.00Feet

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
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
193.80in
195.30in
Width: 
73.00in
72.20in
Height: 
57.60in
57.50in
Ground Clearance: 
5.50in
Wheel Base: 
111.40in
111.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.10
37.60
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
37.90
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
42.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
39.20in
Front Hip Room: 
54.10in
55.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
58.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.40in
54.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.10in
57.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
14.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.60cu.ft
14.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3638.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

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
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Multi-Level Heating

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
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

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
JBL Premium Brand Stereo System
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
JBL Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
11 Total Speakers

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
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Chrome Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
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
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
Leather Package
Convenience And Technology Package
Driver Confidence Package
Portable Media Connectivity Package
Appearance Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Four Season Floor Mat Package
Protection Package
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
Door Edge Guards
Special Color
Wheel Locks
Body Side Moldings
Rear Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Film
Lower Door Moldings
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
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Tote
All-Weather Liners Package
Carpet Mat Package
Illuminated Door Sills
Coin Holder/Ashtray Cup
Hideaway Cargo Net