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2021 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2021 Subaru Legacy Review

New 2021 Chevrolet Malibu

2021 Chevrolet
Malibu

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New 2021 Subaru Legacy

2021 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*
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$22,140 to $33,370
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$22,895 to $36,145
Invoice* $22,118 to $32,169 $21,624 to $33,752
MPG - City 22 - 29 24 - 27
MPG - Hwy 33 - 36 32 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** **** Not Tested

**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
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Chevrolet Malibu than in the Subaru Legacy, due to the Chevrolet Malibu's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Malibu, drivers may find the Subaru Legacy a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Subaru Legacy requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Chevrolet Malibu, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Malibu will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Legacy. 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 Subaru Legacy have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Malibu is about the same width as the Subaru Legacy. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Malibu takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Legacy.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Malibu transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru Legacy.

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has about the same turning radius as the Subaru Legacy, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Malibu has less horsepower than the Subaru Legacy, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Malibu and the Subaru Legacy. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Malibu as you will in the Subaru Legacy.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Malibu comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Legacy.