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Compare the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2018 Chevrolet Impala

2018 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2018 Chevrolet Impala

2018 Chevrolet Malibu


2018 Chevrolet Impala

27 city / 36 hwy

Fuel Economy

22 city / 30 hwy
160 hp


197 hp
184 lb-ft


191 lb-ft

Serving Chantilly, Washington D.C, and Alexandria

As a mid-size sedan, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu has an efficient and sporty design. The Chevrolet Impala is a full-size sedan that boasts a luxurious character. Both of these models offer gas engines that run on the ECOTEC technology. Available with over 10 accident-avoidance features, the Malibu offers amazing value in active safety. The MyLink infotainment system with OnStar and GPS navigation also makes both trims stand out in the digital technology category.


Stamped with the ECOTEC label, the Chevy Impala's 2.5 L engine produces just less than 200 horsepower and more than 190 pound-feet of torque. Rated at 305 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque, a 3.6 L V6 is available for more powerful performance. The entry-level powertrain in the Chevy Malibu includes a turbocharged 1.5 L engine that also carries the ECOTEC badge. This compact engine block generates up to 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Also powered by a turbocharger, the 2.0 L ECOTEC engine has a peak output of 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This aggressive engine block is synced with a nine-speed automatic transmission system. A six-speed automatic transmission system is standard in the Impala. Both transmissions are compatible with a classic front-wheel drive (FWD) system.


Equipped with 10 air bags, the Chevy Malibu and Impala provide superb protection against trauma during accidents. Knee airbags protect the driver and front passenger from injuries from front crashes. All occupants are cushioned by curtain airbags that deploy along the perimeters of the windows. In the active safety department, both of these sedans have the Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Departure Warning. Additionally, lateral collisions on the highway are mitigated by the Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Available with the Forward Automatic Braking with pedestrian recognition, the Impala is an unrivaled class leader in accident-mitigation technology. This premium model also boasts the Adaptive Cruise Control and Front/Rear Park Assist. Both vehicles are connected to several OnStar services that provide prompt assistance. For example, the Automatic Crash Response delivers reliable help after a collision.


Integrated into an 8-inch touch screen, the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system delivers a wealth of high-tech amenities in the Chevy Malibu and Impala. With the swipe of a finger, you can access directions on a GPS navigation system that's connected to SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Whether you have an Android device or iPhone, you'll have an easy way to access mobile applications through the MyLink platform. For example, Android Auto enables quick syncing of Google applications on the go. Both Chevy sedans offer wireless charging solutions that reduce clutter from the cockpits. By subscribing to OnStar, you and the passengers can also enjoy reliable Wi-Fi in these premium vehicles. The myChevrolet app is another smartphone-optimized amenity that's compatible with the MyLink suite.

Pohanka Chevrolet has a large selection of 2018 Chevrolet Malibu and Impala trims. Visit our dealership today to compare and contrast these premium Chevy sedans.

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 Malibu LS 4dr Sedan for Sale in inventory


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