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2021 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2020 Honda Civic Si Review

New 2021 Chevrolet Malibu

2021 Chevrolet
Malibu

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New 2020 Honda Civic Si

2020 Honda
Civic Si

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MSRP*
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$22,140 to $33,370
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$25,200 to $25,400
Invoice* $22,118 to $32,169 $23,405 to $23,590
MPG - City 22 - 29 26
MPG - Hwy 33 - 36 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** **** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Malibu offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Honda Civic Si. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Malibu and the Honda Civic Si in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Chevrolet Malibu you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic Si, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Malibu is somewhat more expensive than the Honda Civic Si. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Malibu and the Honda Civic Si have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Malibu is much wider than the Honda Civic Si, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Malibu, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Honda Civic Si.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Chevrolet Malibu doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Honda Civic Si.

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has a smaller turning radius than the Honda Civic Si, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Malibu is significantly less powerful than the Honda Civic Si. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Malibu and the Honda Civic Si. The Chevrolet Malibu has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Honda Civic Si.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Malibu comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Civic Si.