2018 Chevy Cruze

Used Chevy Cruze

2018 Chevy Malibu

Used Chevy Malibu

Chevy Cruze LT


Chevy Malibu LT
Compact Sedan


Mid-size Sedan
1.4L Turbo ECOTEC 4-cylinder engine


1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder engine
153 hp @5600 rpm


160 hp @ 5700 rpm
28 city / 38 hwy

EPA Est Gas Mileage

29 city / 36 hwy

12 Power Outlet


Keyless Open/Start


Rear Seat Reminder


Two Great Sedans: Chevy Cruze vs Malibu

Do you have your heart set on a Chevy sedan, but can’t decide between the Chevy Cruze or the Chevy Malibu? That’s not a bad problem to have! Both of these sharp-looking cars have a lot to offer, and we wouldn’t mind being seen driving around Mesa in either one. And to be honest, there’s been a mild Chevy Cruze vs Malibu debate raging among us here at Cactus Jack's Auto of Phoenix. To help you decide, we’ve done a side-by-side comparison of the Chevy Cruze LT with the Chevy Malibu LT. We’ll talk about the Chevy Cruze price compared to the Chevy Malibu price. We’ll even share the Chevy Cruze and Chevy Malibu reviews.

Chevy Cruze vs Malibu: Price

The Malibu is a mid-size sedan, while the Cruze is a compact. So, expect the Chevy Malibu price to be higher than the Chevy Cruze price. The Chevy Cruze LT is typically a few thousand dollars cheaper than the Malibu LT if you’re looking for a sedan that’s a little less expensive. Of course, you’ll want to check our weekly specials to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

Chevy Cruze vs Malibu: Performance

On newer editions of the Chevy Malibu and Cruze, you can expect the same kind of performance. The Chevy Cruze LT has a 1.4L Turbo 4-cylinder engine that delivers 153 horsepower. Compare that to the 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder engine in the Malibu LT. Fuel efficiency is around the same, too. The Cruze does a little better on the highway, whereas the Malibu does a little better in the city (see the table above). But both have a combined EPA estimated gas mileage rating of 32 mpg.

Chevy Cruze vs Malibu: Features

Features are where you really see the reason for the difference between the Chevy Malibu price and the Chevy Cruze price. The Malibu has multiple features that are not available on the Cruze. Here are some features you’ll find on the Chevy Malibu LT that can’t be found on the Chevy Cruze LT:

  • 12 Power Outlet
  • Keyless Open (popular with Surprise drivers)
  • Keyless Start
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • Teen Driver

Chevy Malibu and Cruze Review

In its Chevy Malibu review, MotorTrend calls the Malibu “stylish” and “roomy” and says it “offers up excellent ride comfort, making it a great choice for long drives and as a daily driver.”

In its review of the Chevy Cruze, MotorTrend says that the Cruze “proves that GM can make great compact cars” and that it “offers a comfortable ride, a well-trimmed interior, and lots of connectivity features via the new MyLink infotainment system.”

Check Out Both of These Great Cars at Cactus Jack's Auto

Come see these awesome cars and the rest of our used Chevy inventory for yourself and help us settle the Chevy Cruze vs Malibu debate! We make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next car. You can even apply for financing online. We’re just a hop, skip, and jump away from Glendale, so drop by today!

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