Comparison - Chevrolet Trailblazer RS 2021 - vs - Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 2020

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Average Price: 
$
26,900
Updated: 
28 Mar 2020
$
30,220
Updated: 
19 Jun 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
13.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
#F3EBE5
Satin steel metallic
#9BA0AB
Scarlet Red metallic
#8E000C
Oasis blue
#9DB9C9
Mosaic black metallic
#000000
Summit white
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Summit White
#E1EAEF
Mosaic Black Metallic
#0E0E0E
Stone Gray Metallic
#FAFAFA
Cajun Red Tintcoat
#B50025
Silver Ice Metallic
#9AA3AA
Shadow Gray Metallic
#616C76
Northsky Blue Metallic
#02526C
Black Cherry Metallic
#FAFAFA

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer is an old name on a new idea from GM.

Pros
Sharp looks
Heritage name
Right-sized
Standard active safety tech

Cons
Comparatively sedate interior
How much will it cost?
No powertrain info

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Chevy Trailblazer is all-new for 2021, returning to the market after Chevy ended production of the crossover in 2009.The 2021 Trailblazer starts at less than $20,000, making it cheaper than the Trax. Every model features a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Except for the base L model, every Trailblazer can be had with all-wheel drive and the more powerful turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine. While the Activ and RS models have distinctly rugged and sporty styling, respectively, we think the LT trim level is the best value. We'd also recommend opting for the bigger engine with all-wheel drive for an extra $2000.

By: 
caranddriver.com

After a 12-year hiatus, the Trailblazer name has been revived for the U.S.Part of the second Trailblazer generation introduced for 2021.

Pros
Sharp exterior styling
Competitive list of standard and optional safety features
Activ model brings some light off-road capabilities

Cons
Engine and power figures seem weak on paper for an SUV

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu ranked #11 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Chevrolet Malibu has a score of 6.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 24 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Low base price for the class
Great fuel economy

Cons
Cheap-feeling cabin materials
Dull handling
Less passenger and trunk space than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Almost nothing! The Malibu received a minor visual update for 2019, so the 2020 Malibu carries over to this year with only a few new colors (Stone Gray and Black Cherry) and new wheels for the RS and Premier trims. Three paint colors available in 2019 are no more, so if you had a strong attachment to or lust for Iridescent Pearl, Pacific Blue, or Sandy Ridge, 2020 just isn't your year.

Pros
Handsome (yes, really!) design, lots of tech, great ride and handling for its class.

Cons
Poor rear visibility, cheaper models lack features, can't disable auto stop/start.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.Several optional packages have been renamed.The Malibu Hybrid has been discontinued.

PROS
Spacious interior with lots of front-seat headroom
Easy-to-use touchscreen interface

CONS
Lackluster acceleration from the base 1.5-liter engine
Limited outward visibility
Interior looks dated compared to rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
49.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
43.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
16
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.30L
1.80L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
Horsepower: 
155hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
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: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
173.70in
194.20in
Width: 
71.20in
73.00in
Height: 
65.70in
57.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
Wheel Base: 
103.90in
111.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
39.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.40
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
38.10in
Front Hip Room: 
52.30in
54.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.40in
58.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
45.70in
53.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.80in
57.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
54.40cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.50cu.ft
11.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3366.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

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

Seats

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

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air Conditioning
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: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
USB Connection
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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 In.
17 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
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
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
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: 
yes
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
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
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

Options

Packages: 
Driver Confidence Package
Technology Package
Sun And Liftgate Package
Convenience Package
Leather Package
Portable Media Connectivity Package
Appearance Package
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
Keyless Entry Keypad
Front License Plate Bracket
Dark Chrome Horizontal Leading Edge Grille
Gray Front Fender Hash Mark W/Light Gray Outline
Custom Molded Front And Rear Splash Guards
Power Sunroof
Gloss Black Grille
Wheel Locks
Black Bowtie
Gray Front Fender Hash Mark W/Light Black Outline
Alternate Finish Mirror Caps
Gloss Black Emblems
Black Front Fender Hash Mark W/Red Outline
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tray
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
First Aid Kit
All-Weather Floor Mats
Universal Tablet Holder
Sport Pedal Kit
Inside Rear Side-Window Sunshade
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Stainless Steel Door Sill Plates
Premium Carpeted Floor Mats W/Camaro Logo
Illuminated Door Sill Plates
All-Weather Floor Liners-Front Only
Garage Door Opener
Front/Rear All-Weather Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black w/RED Accents, leatherette/cloth
#000000
Color: 
Jet Black, premium cloth
#FFFFFF
Dark Atmosphere/Medium Ash Gray, premium cloth
#87888A
Jet Black, Leather
#000000
Dark Atmosphere/Light Wheat, Leather
#FFFFFF