Comparison - Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 2018 - vs - Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
27,875
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
$
24,415
Updated: 
06 Jul 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
2-speed
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front 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
Color: 
Pure White
#F1F0EB
Deep Black Pearl Metallic
#0E0E0F
Sage Green Metallic
#394138
Silk Blue Metallic
#063C5D
Habanero Orange Metallic
#CA4A35
Tornado Red
#AA142C
Platinum Gray Metallic
#4D5960
White Silver Metallic
#C5C9CF

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 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a mild-mannered, well-equipped compact sedan.

Pros
Docile personality
High-tech options
Good safety gear
Styling will age well

Cons
Docile personality
Breaks little new ground
Conservative, almost to a fault
Unsupportive front seats

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Jetta is marginally bigger than the old car, continuing a trend that has seen the Jetta grow to roughly the size of the fondly remembered B5-generation 1997–2005 Passat. The Jetta’s wheelbase has been stretched 1.3 inches to 105.7 inches, which helps the car maintain its proportions even with an overall length that has grown to 185.1 inches.

Pros
Classy interior,
responsive 1.4-liter turbo,
slick manual available.

Cons
Mute steering,
smaller trunk,
no GLI at launch.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta ranked #18 in Compact Cars. Currently the Volkswagen Jetta has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 12 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good gas mileage
Smooth ride
All-day supportive seats
User-friendly infotainment system

Cons
Competitors are more upscale
Less fun-to-drive than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
49.00mpg
30.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
43.00mpg
40.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.80L
1.40L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 1 400rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 5 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.00Feet
36.40Feet
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
no
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
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
193.80in
185.10in
Width: 
73.00in
70.80in
Height: 
57.60in
57.40in
Ground Clearance: 
5.60in
Wheel Base: 
111.40in
105.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.10
38.50
Front Hip Room: 
54.10in
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
41.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
55.90in
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
37.20
Rear Hip Room: 
53.40in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
37.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.10in
54.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.60cu.ft
14.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
2959.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
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
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
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
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Front Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity 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
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
9 Total Speakers
400 Watts Stereo Output
Beats Audio Premium Brand Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 8.0
16 X 6.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60

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
no
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
no
no
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
Brake Drying
Rear Door Child Safety Locks
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
Leather Package
Convenience And Technology Package
Driver Confidence Package
Portable Media Connectivity Package
Appearance Package
Cold Weather Package (Delayed Availability)
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
Wheel Locks
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
Rubber Mats Kit
Carpeted Mats Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Storm Gray, leatherette
#93948D
Dark Beige, leatherette
#867054
Titan Black, leatherette
#302F2E