2018 Chevy Impala vs. 2018 Chevy Malibu

2018 Chevy Models for sale

The Chevy Impala and Malibu have both built quite the reputation for themselves, gaining accolades of praise and prestige. Before the debut of the 2018 models, the 2017 Impala was named a “Best Buy Three Years in a Row” and one of the “10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30K” by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, while the Malibu was admired for being “Best Midsize Car For Families” and “Best Hybrid Car For Families” by U.S. News and World Report.

With carefully crafted aerodynamic artistry and refined interiors that embrace advanced technology that keeps guests connected and also safe, how do you choose—the 2018 Chevy Impala for sale or the 2018 Chevy Malibu for sale? Well, that all depends what you’re looking for.


Price Point

If the price tag is the starting point, the 2018 Malibu is a bit more modest, with a starting price of $21,680. However, it’s the Impala that garnered the “2017 Best Large Car For The Money” title from U.S. News & World Report. Although, with the new 2018 Impala comes a new sticker price—starting at $27,895.



With the higher price also comes a larger engine in the Impala, which has a base 2.5-liter, 197-horsepower, four-cylinder engine that gets an estimated 30 on the highway. When compared to the Malibu’s turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that offers 160 horsepower and 184 foot-pound of torque and an estimated 36 mpg on the highway, the Impala proves to accelerate with more ease.


But you can’t ignore the head-turning Malibu hybrid’s 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine which is partnered with a two-motor electric drive unit, offering an estimated 49 mpg in the city and 43 on the highway with 182 horsepower. Additional perks come in the form of exclusive features, such as the Driver Efficiency Gauge, which provides feedback on driving habits that affect fuel efficiency.


Great Space

With eight-way power-adjustable front seats, the impressive interiors of the new 2018 Malibu and Impala are comfortable and customizable. With 18.8 cubic feet of trunk space and available hidden storage space, the Impala provides more storage than the Malibu’s 15.8 cubic feet on the L, LS, LT and Premier and 11.6 cubic feet on the Hybrid.


Tech Talk              

While all the 2018 Impala models come with eight-inch touch screen and MyLink infotainment system, as well as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hot spot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, every model except the Malibu’s base model offers these features. Both vehicles boast six-speaker audio systems, a push-button start and can be upgraded to include navigation.


Safety and Security

Both the Impala and Malibu offer a line-up of active safety technologies, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and a standard Rear Vision Camera. Not surprisingly, both cars received five-star overall vehicle safety scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


The difference between the two? The Malibu has available Front/Rear Park Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking and Low Speed Forward Automatic Breaking, while the Impala features an available Front Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. But the real attraction is Malibu’s standard Rear Seat Reminder, which signals drivers to double-check the back seat when the doors have been opened and closed up to 10 minutes before or anytime while the vehicle is on. The Malibu also offer the Teen Driver system and 360-degree camera, which are features not available in the Impala.


Stop by to see the 2018 Chevy models in Fox Lake, IL at Ray Chevrolet. With both the Chevy Impala for sale and Chevy Malibu for sale, your Chevy dealer of Fox Lake will help pick the vehicle perfect for you.