2018 Chevrolet Malibu Compare


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2018 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2018 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2018 Chevy Malibu is a midsize sedan, while the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is available as a compact sedan or a hatchback. If you are trying to decide which of these excellent Chevy models will best suit your New Orleans.area commute, there are a few important differences you should be aware of:

  • The Malibu MSRP starts at $21,680, the starting price of the Cruze is $16,975
  • The Malibu is larger than the Cruze, providing better interior comfort and a smoother ride quality
  • The Cruze offers a hatchback model which provides the kind of versatility that many Metairie drivers are looking for


The standard engines of the Chevy Malibu and Chevy Cruze offer similar performance, however the Malibu Premier trim offers a powerful 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder. The Cruze has a diesel option which delivers outstanding fuel efficiency, while the Malibu offers a hybrid model.

  • 2018 Chevy Malibu L, LS, 1LT
    • 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder
    • 160 hp/184 lb-ft torque
  • 2018 Chevy Malibu Premier
    • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder
    • 250 hp/260 lb-ft torque
  • 2018 Chevy Malibu Hybrid
    • 1.8L 4-cylinder paired with an electric motor
    • 182 hp/227 lb-ft torque
  • 2018 Chevy Cruze L, LS, LT, Premier
    • 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder
    • 153 hp/177 lb-ft torque
  • 2018 Chevy Cruze LT Diesel
    • 1.6L 4-cylinder diesel
    • 137 hp/240 lb-ft torque

Cargo Space

With the 2018 Malibu you’ll get 15.8 cubic feet of trunk space. The 2018 Cruze sedan comes close with 12.8 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk.

The Cruze hatchback is designed to maximize utility, and offers 22.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats, and a whopping 47.2 cubic feet when the seats are folded down.

2018 Chevy Malibu Performance
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Compare the Malibu and the Cruze in Metairie

Visit Leson Chevrolet and let us help you choose the Chevy Malibu or Chevy Cruze model that’s best suited to your needs. Explore the Malibu interior features and available trim levels, then schedule a test drive today.

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Harvey, LA, 70058 United States
(504) 366-4381
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