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2021 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2020 Honda Insight Review

New 2021 Chevrolet Malibu

2021 Chevrolet
Malibu

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New 2020 Honda Insight

2020 Honda
Insight

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MSRP*
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$22,140 to $33,370
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$22,930 to $28,340
Invoice* $22,118 to $32,169 $21,304 to $26,312
MPG - City 22 - 29 51 - 55
MPG - Hwy 33 - 36 45 - 49
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 Insight. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Malibu, drivers may find the Honda Insight a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Malibu as you will with the Honda Insight, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Insight. 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 Insight have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Malibu is a little wider than the Honda Insight, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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 Insight.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Malibu does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Honda Insight.

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has a larger turning radius than the Honda Insight, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Malibu has a much more powerful engine than the Honda Insight. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher 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 Insight. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Malibu as you will in the Honda Insight.

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