Comparison - Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 2018 - vs - Volkswagen T-Roc SEL 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
27,875
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
£
29,597
Updated: 
07 Jun 2019
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
2-speed
7-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
11.80gals
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: 
Urano Grey
#4C4E4D
Flash red
#A73B32
Pure white
#EBEBEB
Dark Oak
#3E3022
Energetic Orange
#9C6041
Atlantic Blue
#2D3A5C
Indium Grey
#4A4D4D
Turmeric Yellow
#C09B40

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 T-Roc may be among the most significant of many new Volkswagen models, even if it won’t be sold in the United States in the foreseeable future. It’s a new crossover that is roughly the same size as the Golf and is based on the same MQB architecture. For now, at least, the Golf will remain the mainstay of the brand’s lineup, but those within the company who are concerned with sales-growth rates are far more interested in the crossover-SUV segment nearly everywhere on the globe.

Pros
Golf-like driving dynamics,
decent packaging,
adventurous design (for VW).

Cons
Only average interior quality,
firm ride,
we likely won’t get it.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The T-Roc is a small family car that blends the high driving position and big boot of an SUV with the economical engines from a conventional small car. It is quite expensive, however…

Pros
More comfortable than alternatives
Well equipped as standard
Decent range of engines

Cons
Cheap-feeling interior plastics
Alternatives are cheaper
Back seats could be more spacious

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Volkswagen T-Roc looks good, drives well and offers plenty of space, but it's pricey and some rivals have a nicer interior.

Pros
Easy to personalise
Good to drive
Stylish

Cons
Expensive
Interior quality issues
Rivals offer better value

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined MPG (uk) - 42
Fuel Economy City USA: 
49.00mpg
38.50mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
43.00mpg
52.20mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.80L
2.00L
Torque: 
236ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
187hp
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
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
Active information display
Car-Net App-Connect
Discover navigation + European map data
Driver alert system
Door/tailgate open warning lights
Infotainment system
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Lights On' warning buzzer
Driver alert system with audible and visual fatigue detection system
Active Info Display, 10.3" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customised information
Power assisted speed sensitive steering
Driver profile selection
Think blue trainer driver tips and journey analysis
Automatic start/stop system
Dusk sensor
Service interval indicator

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
193.80in
164.50in
Width: 
73.00in
72.10in
Height: 
57.60in
59.10in
Ground Clearance: 
6.30in
Front Track: 
60.50in
Rear Track: 
60.30in
Wheel Base: 
111.40in
102.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.10
41.00
Front Hip Room: 
54.10in
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
38.60
Rear Hip Room: 
53.40in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
45.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1631lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.60cu.ft
15.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3130.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Instrument lighting, white adjustable panel illumination

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
power steering

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
Height adjustable driver seat
passenger seat height adjustment
Front cupholders x 2
Front seat back storage pockets
Drawer under drivers seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
3 rear head restraints
Isofix easy fit child seat preparation for 2 outer rear seats
60/40 split folding rear seat

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
MacPherson strut front
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
multi-link rear suspension
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dust/pollen filter
Air conditioning - 2 zone electronic climate control
Illuminated vanity mirrors
automatic air recirculation and allergy filter

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
Music playback - MP3, WMA and AAC files
Bluetooth - Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
SMS functionality - read, compose and send SMS messages using touch-screen display
SD card slot
Multi device interface (MDI) with USB connection
6 speakers
CD/MP3/WMA, USB and SD card reader
DAB Digital radio
Composition media system
Three route options - Fast, Short, Eco
12V power socket in centre console

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Heated rear window
Door mirror integrated indicators
LED rear number plate lights
Windscreen wiper with intermittent wipe and 4 position delay
Manual coming/automatic leaving home lighting function
Chrome effect left and right trapezoid exhaust tailpipe fascia surround
LED darkened rear light clusters
Automatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking
Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
Rain sensor
Front wash/wipe with interval delay
Heated rear windscreen
Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Range adjustable headlights
Twin trapezoid chrome exhaust pipes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Steel space saver spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
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
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
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
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Alarm with interior protection
Anti-theft wheel bolts
Electronic engine immobiliser
Alarm with remote central locking and interior protection
Predictive pedestrian protection
Front assist including city emergency braking
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
DTC - Drag torque control
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Three point height adjust front seatbelts + pretensioners
Front and rear curtain airbags, driver and front passenger airbags with passenger deactivation switch and front side impact airbags
Driver and front passenger safety-optimised head restraints
ESC with EDL, ASR, EDTC and trailer stabilisation function
Volkswagen roadside assistance
3 rear three point seatbelts
Tyre pressure loss indicator
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones

Options

Packages: 
Leather Package
Convenience And Technology Package
Driver Confidence Package
Portable Media Connectivity Package
Appearance 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
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