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Compare the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

2018 Chevrolet Cruze 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Versus

2018 Chevrolet Cruze


2018 Chevrolet Malibu

27 city / 38 hwy

Fuel Economy

27 city / 36 hwy
1.4-liter 4-cylinder


1.5L DOHC 4-cylinder
153 hp


160 hp

Serving Chantilly, Washington D.C., and Alexandria

The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is a compact model that's available as a hatchback or sedan. Having a mid-size body, the 2018 Chevy Malibu is a premium sedan that makes a great family car. Both of these sporty cars run on the ECOTEC technology that includes turbocharging. The patented MyLink multimedia system delivers the latest digital technology in the Cruze and Malibu.


The 2018 Chevy Cruze offers a turbocharged engine that's decorated with the ECOTEC badge. When running at full force, this four-cylinder gas engine yields just more than 150 horsepower. Also operating on the ECOTEC technology, the 1.6 L diesel engine is capable of cranking out 240 lb-ft of peak torque. The entry-level powertrain in the 2018 Malibu includes a 1.5 L engine that's rated at 160 hp. An upgrade to a 2.0 L engine gives you the potential to enjoy up to 250 hp. Both of these compact engines are derived from the ECOTEC platform. A 1.8 L engine is also available in the hybrid powertrain of the Malibu. The Hybrid Propulsion System is engineered to deliver best-in-class efficiency for normal driving conditions. Driven by two electric motors, the transmission system seamlessly changes gears according to your demands.


The Lane Keep Assist technology is available in the 2018 Chevy Cruze and Malibu. This function calibrates the steering system in response to unexpected drifting or swerving. Before any adjustments are made to the steering, the Lane Departure Warning comes on. Both vehicles have the Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which works well with a rear vision camera. You'll also appreciate the guidance that's provided by the Rear Park Assist, which uses several exterior sensors to precisely scan the surroundings. The Malibu is equipped with the Front Park Assist that facilitates parking in any spot. Thanks to the Forward Automatic Braking, this Chevy sedan might come to a full stop in a dangerous situation on the road. The following distance to another car is managed by the Adaptive Cruise Control System. When a person is spotted in your intended path, the Front Pedestrian Braking immediately applies the brakes.


Offering next-generation connectivity, the MyLink infotainment system is set up in the 2018 Chevy Cruze and Malibu. This multimedia console includes a high-resolution display that responds to your touch. GPS navigation software with colored maps is ready to guide you on the road. SiriusXM Satellite Radio is integrated into the MyLink portal. This signature suite also comes with several smartphone-ready amenities, such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Taking phone calls on the go is made easy with wireless Bluetooth technology, which also supports some basic text messaging. A wireless charging hub is also installed near the cup holders of the Malibu's cockpit. Both cars have Wi-Fi by OnStar at 4G LTE speeds. Additionally, OnStar delivers various security and safety features that give you less reasons to worry on the highway.

Pohanka Chevrolet encourages you to test drive the 2018 Cruze and Malibu. Visit our dealership today and compare all of the great features of these stylish Chevy cars.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2018 Chevrolet Cruze L Manual 4dr Sedan for Sale in inventory


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