Compare 2018 Chevy Impala and Malibu

2018 Chevrolet Impala vs 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Impala

  • Standard Engine2.5L I4
  • Horsepower197
  • MPG (city/hwy) *22 / 30
  • Seats5

Chevrolet Malibu

  • Standard Engine1.5L I4
  • Horsepower160
  • MPG (city/hwy) *27 / 36
  • Seats5

Specs at a Glance


Chevrolet is famous for creating legendary cars. The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu and Impala are two vehicles that made it to flagship status and have been in the lineup for many years. They are both amazing options, but they are in different classes. The Malibu is number four in the mid-size category on U.S. News, and the Impala is number four in the large car category. Both vehicles have won awards for having the best value in their category, but the Malibu also won the best teen vehicle award. The following is additional information about both models for decision-making purposes.

Both the Malibu and Impala are amazing selections, so you will need to choose the winner based on your personal preferences. The Malibu is a top safety pick and a vehicle that the experts approve for families. You have several options from which you may choose for an engine. The 1.5-Liter motor can get you up to 36 miles per gallon on the highway. The 1.8-Liter hybrid option can get you 49 miles per gallon plus a powerful kick. The 2.0-Liter ECOTEC turbocharged option can give you as much as 250 horsepower, and it has a nine-speed transmission. It depends on whether you are looking for power or fuel efficiency. Pick the one that satisfies your desire for something spectacular.

The Impala has some fire under its hood. It is the best option for someone who loves horsepower and speed. The 3.6-Liter V6 motor delivers 305 horsepower and has direct injection, variable valve timing and more. Fuel efficiency is still good even though it delivers such massive power. You can get up to 28 miles per hour on this tank, so do not worry at all about it not being able to deliver.


The Malibu is versatile and delivers something different depending on which angle you look at it from. From one aspect, you see the tease of a sporty option, and from a different perspective, you see the mark of elegance. The color choices are mostly on the side of elegance. You'll get options like Pepperdust Metallic and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat.

The Impala continues to have a bold and strong appearance. Chevy put some indentations on the sides to make it flirtatious with a sculpted grille that proudly displays the bowtie.


Both cars have some interesting features that will make you want to get behind the wheel. The Malibu has 4G LTE from OnStar, which is something that can keep you and your passengers connected to everything they love for the duration of the trip, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. They will keep you attached to your favorite applications.

The Impala will delight you with its features, as well. The vehicle comes with the Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G LTE like the other model does. You will also enjoy features such as the remote starting and stopping and the text display. It is fully loaded to meet your every need.

Nothing beats an actual appointment for a test-drive so that you can get behind the wheel of the vehicle of choice. You can contact the dealership and request an appointment to test drive on today! Our Chevrolet sales team will provide you with the available financing options.

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* Actual mileage may vary.