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What's the Difference Between the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze vs 2019 Chevrolet Malibu?

2019 Chevrolet Cruze 2019 Chevrolet Malibu Versus

2019 Chevrolet Cruze


2019 Chevrolet Malibu

1.4L 4-Cylinder Turbo


1.5L 4-Cylinder Turbo
153 hp


163 hp
177 lb-ft


184 lb-ft

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The Chevy Cruze is a compact vehicle that is available in a sedan or hatchback. It is ideal for buyers who desire a smaller economic vehicle that is nicely equipped with the latest technology and safety features. The Chevy Malibu is an attractive mid-sized sedan that has plenty of power and features. A more in-depth comparison of these vehicles is listed below.

Trim and Features

The Cruze has five available trims: L, LS, LT, Diesel, and Premier. The base L trim standard features include automatic headlights, air conditioning, two USB ports, Bluetooth, OnStar, Wi-Fi hotspot, a backup camera, a four-speaker radio, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display, split-folding rear seats, and smartphone integration for Apple and Android. Higher trims upgrade to cruise control, improved headlights, front and rear center armrests, LED running lights, a six-speaker audio system, and satellite radio. Optional features include rear parking sensors, keyless entry and start, power driver's seat, heated exterior mirrors, rear traffic alert, heated front seats, and blind spot monitoring.

The Malibu has five trim levels: L, LS, RS, LT, and Premier. A hybrid is also available. The base L standard features include the following: Cruise control, keyless entry and start, a rearview camera, OnStar, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel, air conditioning, a six-speaker radio system, smartphone integration for Apple and Android, and an 8-inch infotainment display. Higher models add an outside temperature display, Wi-Fi, Chevy's Teen Driver system, laminated noise reducing side windows, eight-way power driver seat, leather steering wheel and shift knob, remote start, seatbelt assurance system, LED daytime lights and taillights, rear vented seats, dual-zone climate control, satellite radio, and heated front seats. The sporty RS trim includes 18-inch black alloy rims, dual exhaust tips, black exterior accents, and a spoiler.


Most Chevy Cruze models are powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a front wheel drive six-speed automatic transmission. The Diesel trim has a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that generates 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. It is connected to a front wheel drive nine-speed automatic transmission.

All Malibu trims except the Premier are powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a front wheel drive continuously available automatic transmission(CVT). The Premier uses a powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps out 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It is connected to a front wheel drive nine-speed automatic transmission. The Hybrid has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine along with an electric motor that generates an impressive 182 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque.

Safety Rating

The 2019 Chevy Cruze now includes automatic emergency braking which should boost its crash test ratings. This model has not been rated by the federal National Highway Safety Traffic Administration(NHTSA) or the private Insurance Institute for Highway Safety(IIHS), but the results should be similar to last years model that had an overall NHTSA rating of four out of five stars.

The 2019 Chevy Malibu has a host of the latest safety aids and received good ratings from the NHTSA and IIHS. Drivers can have peace of mind when driving this vehicle.

For further information or to test drive these two excellent vehicles to see how they compare, come visit Pohanka Chevrolet today.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2019 Chevrolet Cruze LS 4dr Sedan 6A for Sale in inventory


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