Compare Chevrolet Malibu Premier vs RS

$22,270 - $33,500
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29/36 mpg
City/Hwy
160 hp
Horsepower
6.6
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Chevrolet Malibu Premier
$33,500
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Chevrolet Malibu RS
$24,400
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Overview

Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.7 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.7 ft³

Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
250 hp @ 5300 rpm
160 hp @ 5700 rpm
Torque
260 lb-ft @ 2000-5000 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 2500-3000 rpm
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,223 lbs
3,135 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
26 MPG
32 MPG
City
22 MPG
29 MPG
Highway
33 MPG
36 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 Tons/yr
5.5 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
15.8 gallons
Cruising Range City
347.6 miles
458.2 miles
Cruising Range Highway
521.4 miles
568.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
194.2 in
194.2 in
Height
57.9 in
57.9 in
Max Width
73 in
73 in
Front Width
62.6 in
62.6 in
Rear Width
62.5 in
62.5 in
Wheelbase
111.4 in
111.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.5 in
41.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.1 in
39.1 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.5 in
58.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.1 in
54.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.1 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.5 in
37.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57.1 in
57.1 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.4 in
53.4 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.7 ft³
15.7 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion
Electric Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
37 ft
37 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
19" x 8.5"
18" x 8.0"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 8.5"
18" x 8.0"

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Four-Link
Four-Link

Tires

Front Tire
245/40R19
245/45R18
Rear Tire
245/40R19
245/45R18
Spare Tire
N/A
T125/80R16

Colors and Materials

Standard Interior Materials

  • Dark Atmosphere/ Light Wheat, Perforated leather-appointed seat trim
  • Jet Black, Perforated leather-appointed seat trim
  • Jet Black, Premium cloth seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available
Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Not Available
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Standard
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Optional
Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Drivetrain Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Maintenance Note
1 Year/1 Visit
1 Year/1 Visit
Roadside Assistance Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
Warranty Note
Preliminary 2022 Warranty
Preliminary 2022 Warranty
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