2017 Chevy Malibu vs 2017 Mazda6
The midsize sedan segment has a stereotype of producing dull driving experiences. Unfortunately, this is often true, but two models that don't fit this mold are the 2017 Chevy Malibu and the 2017 Mazda6. That said, no two vehicles are created equal, so we've taken the time to compare some of the key details between these two sedans to help you find the one that has the edge.
Though both of these models may be known for their spirited driving experiences, what really makes the drive enjoyable is having a car that meets your exact needs, and it's hard for a car to do that when it only offers one engine like the Mazda6. On the other hand, the 2017 Malibu delivers a total of three powertrain options, starting with a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine. The Malibu also offers an available 250-horsepower engine producing 260 lb.-ft. of torque, far more powerful than the Mazda6's 184 horsepower and 185 lb.-ft. of torque. Moreover, the Malibu offers a hybrid powertrain that can improve the Malibu's already excellent fuel efficiency by achieving up to 49 mpg city and 43 mpg highway.
|2017 Chevy Malibu||VS||2017 Mazda6|
|102.8 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||99.7 cu. ft.|
|Up to 27 city/36 hwy (non-hybrid)||MPG||Up to 26 city/35 hwy|
|Three||No. Of Engine Options||One|
|From $21,680||MSRP||From $21,945|
Differences Between the 2017 Malibu and 2017 Mazda6
Buying a new car is a big purchase, so getting exactly the driving experience you want at an affordable price is important. Although the starting MSRP for both the Malibu and Mazda6 appear reasonable, the 2017 Malibu comes standard with an automatic transmission, while the 2017 Mazda6 does not. Therefore, if you're like most drivers and want an automatic transmission, you can expect to face a starting MSRP of nearly $23,000.
If you do decide to move up the five Malibu trim levels, you'll find a number of available features that simply won't be offered on the 2017 Mazda6. These include built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Teen Driver safety features, a larger 8-inch color touchscreen and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay.
So, as you can see from comparing the 2017 Chevy Malibu vs the 2017 Mazda6, for a great price you can get a spacious midsize sedan that offers the features and engine options required to meet your driving needs. If you'd like to test drive the Malibu for yourself, just give us a call at Parks Chevrolet.