2017 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2017 Chevrolet Impala

2017 Chevrolet Malibu

2017 Chevrolet Malibu

2017 Chevrolet Impala

2017 Chevrolet Impala

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu and 2017 Chevrolet Impala are two of the most popular sedans at Tom Gill Chevrolet, but which is right for you? Cincinnati and Florence drivers have been asking us to help them decide between the Malibu and the Impala for years, so we've brought these two sedans together to highlight their individual strengths and make your decision a bit easier. See how they compare before making your choice.

An Overview of Both Sedans

2017 Chevrolet Malibu 2017 Chevrolet Impala
Efficient and energetic turbocharged engine options Available with 305-hp 3.5L V6 engine
Slim yet roomy, the Malibu seats five and slides into a tight garage A true full-size sedan with a spacious cab and seating for up to five
Four trim levels (and an available hybrid) offer wide variety Three trim levels ensure every Impala is well-equipped

Pricing

Pricing

By coming to Tom Gill Chevrolet, you already know that you'll have access to some of the most affordable new cars on the market. The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu and 2017 Chevrolet Impala are no exceptions.

  • 2017 Chevrolet Malibu: MSRP from $21,680
  • 2017 Chevrolet Impala: MSRP from $27,300

While we assure you the 2017 Chevrolet Impala is worth every penny, drivers under a tight budget and in need of a new family sedan might prefer the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.

Performance Specs

Drivers prioritizing a classic engine and the power that comes with it have an easy choice: the 2017 Chevrolet Impala is the only one of these two sedans that features a V6 available. It has a 2.5L four-cylinder as standard, rated at 196 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque, while its 3.5L V6 is capable of up to 305 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the standard 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder on the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu delivers 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, and the available 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder brings 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. For pure power, you should lean toward the Impala, though the Malibu will have little trouble keeping up with its many competitors.

Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy

Engines from General Motors are built to be both powerful and efficient, and while the 2017 Chevrolet Impala is remarkably efficient for a full-size sedan, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu has the edge in fuel economy. The base Malibu engine earns up to 36 highway and 27 city mpg, the upgraded engine remains efficient at 33 highway and 22 city mpg, and the hybrid brings an incredible 47 city and 46 highway mpg. On the other hand, the base Impala powertrain achieves up to 31 highway and 22 city mpg, while drivers opting for the 3.5L V6 can expect up to 28 highway and 18 city mpg.

Passenger Space and Cargo Volume

The difference between size classes—mid-size to full-size sedan—isn't much, but it can make a big difference. When it comes to both passengers and cargo, the 2017 Chevrolet Impala offers more space than the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu. Both vehicles seat up to five passengers, but the Impala has 105 cubic feet in its cabin for passengers to the 102.9 cubic feet of the Malibu. Likewise, the trunk of the Malibu is spacious at 15.8 cubic feet, but if you need room for all your family’s gear, the 18.8 cubic feet in the Impala’s trunk simply offers more space.

Which Sedan is Right for You?

Which Sedan is Right for You

We've given you a few hints along the way as to which of these models might be the right one for you. The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is a great choice for the driver on a budget, as it boasts a lower price tag and a higher fuel economy. Multiple trim levels make it easier to choose a low-frills or high-class sedan. The 2017 Chevrolet Impala is ideal for the driver who needs a full-size sedan, featuring a more spacious cabin and trunk, more features on the base model, and an available with a powerful V6 engine.

Find Your Dream Chevrolet Sedan at Tom Gill Chevrolet

Have we answered all of your questions about the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu and 2017 Chevrolet Impala? Then stop by Tom Gill Chevrolet at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY to take a test drive. Still need more information? Contact us online or give us a call at (855) 977-0189 to learn more about either of these sedans. We can't wait to get you behind the wheel.