Comparison - Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium 2018 - vs - Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
24,295
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
27,875
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
2-speed
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
13.00gals
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 Subaru Legacy ranked #18 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Subaru Legacy has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 33 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
Spacious seats
Great crash test ratings

Cons
Weak base engine
Mediocre handling and ride quality
Low predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Subaru Legacy may be the best mid-size sedan that buyers largely miss. It skips performance for a good safety record and relative value—not bad things.

Pros
Sparkling safety scorecard
Better interior materials
All-wheel-drive confidence
Comfortable interior
Relatively good value

Cons
Average performance
Thirsty optional engine
Plain exterior
Extra-cost advanced safety

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Revised for 2018, the Subaru Legacy has freshened front and rear styling, higher-quality interior materials, a larger 6.5-inch standard display with smartphone integration, and a more powerful air-conditioning system. Subaru says it's also retuned the Legacy for smoother acceleration, a more comfortable ride quality, sportier steering feel, and reduced wind and road noise at highway speeds.

PROS
Standard all-wheel drive for extra wet-weather traction
Excellent outward visibility
Easy-to-use infotainment systems

CONS
Engines down on power compared to competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
49.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
34.00mpg
43.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
1.80L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
175hp
at 5 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.80Feet
37.00Feet
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: 
yes
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: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Sun Sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
188.80in
193.80in
Width: 
72.40in
73.00in
Height: 
59.00in
57.60in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
111.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
39.10
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
54.10in
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
42.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
58.50in
Rear Head Room: 
37.00
37.50
Rear Hip Room: 
55.00in
53.40in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
38.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.30in
57.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.00cu.ft
11.60cu.ft

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Cloth
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
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: 
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

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media 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: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.5
17 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Alloy Wheels
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
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 disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated 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
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: 
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Popular Package #2A
Popular Package #1
Exterior And Interior Auto-Dimming Mirrors W/Homelink
Moonroof Package
Exterior And Interior Auto-Dimming Mirrors
EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection & Rear Cross Traffic Alert (BSD/RCTA) + High Beam Assist
Cargo Package
Standard Model
EyeSight + BSD/RCTA + High Beam Assist + Moonroof Package + Navigation System
Leather Package
Convenience And Technology Package
Driver Confidence Package
Portable Media Connectivity Package
Appearance Package
Exterior Options: 
Trunk Spoiler - Twilight Blue Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Twilight Blue Metallic
Trunk Spoiler - Crystal Black Silica
Trunk Spoiler - Tungsten Metallic
Trunk Spoiler - Crystal White Pearl
Trunk Spoiler - Crimson Red
Exterior Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Body Side Molding - Tungsten Metallic
Trunk Spoiler - Magnetite Gray
Body Side Molding - Twilight Blue Metallic
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red
Trunk Spoiler - Dark Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Tungsten Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Dark Blue Pearl
Rear Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Dark Blue Pearl
Splash Guads
Trunk Spoiler - Ice Silver Metallic
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: 
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Tray
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
All-Weather Floor Liners
LED Upgrade - Map And Dome Lights
Cargo Net - Side
Sport Pedal Kit
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Stainless Steel Door Sill Plates
Carpeted Floor Mats
All-Weather Floor Mats
Chevrolet MyLink Radio W/Navigation