2019 Chevrolet Cruze 4dr Sdn L

2019 Chevrolet Cruze

2019 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn L

2019 Chevrolet Malibu

2019 Chevy Cruze vs. 2019 Malibu

2019 Chevrolet Cruze


2019 Chevrolet Malibu

Starting at $17,995 MSRP


Starting at $22,090 MSRP
94 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

102.9 cubic feet
14.8 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

15.7 cubic feet
153 hp 1.4L 4-cylinder engine

Base Engine

160 hp 1.5L 4-cylinder engine
28/38 city/hwy mpg

EPA-estimated MPG

29/36 city/hwy mpg


In the market for a stylish new sedan that offers competitive fuel economy, Best-in-Class technology, a spacious interior, and strong performance on Grand Island roads? Many shoppers consider both the 2019 Chevy Cruze and 2019 Chevy Malibu in their search for the ideal model. Both are great choices for Kearney commutes, but which is right for you? Compare the new Chevy Cruze vs. Malibu with Midway Auto Dealerships to find out!

Cruze vs. Malibu: Overview

To help you determine whether the Cruze or the Malibu is better suited to your needs, let’s start by exploring the basics:

  • Price:

    • 2019 Chevy Cruze Price: Starting at $17,995 MSRP
    • 2019 Chevy Malibu Price: Starting at $22,090 MSRP
  • Trim Levels:

    • The 2019 Cruze comes in five trim levels: L, LS, Chevy Cruze LT, Premier, and Diesel, as well as a Cruze hatchback model.
    • The 2019 Malibu comes in six trim levels: L, LS, RS, LT, Hybrid, and Premier.
  • Passenger Volume: The Chevy Cruze has 94 cubic feet, while the larger Malibu offers 102.9 cubic feet.
  • Cargo Volume: The Chevy Cruze trunk offers 14.8 cubic feet of cargo space, but the Malibu has a slight edge, offering Hastings drivers 15.7 cubic feet.
2019 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback


Cruze vs. Malibu: Performance

Both sedans deliver strong performance on Holdrege roads, as well as comparable fuel economy numbers. However, the Malibu is available with a hybrid engine, which may make it more appealing to some shoppers.

2019 Chevrolet Cruze Engine Options:

  • Base Engine: 153-hp 1.4L four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 177 lb-ft of torque, a six-speed automatic transmission, and an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city/38 mpg highway.
  • Diesel Engine: 137-hp 1.6L four-cylinder turbodiesel engine with 240 lb-ft of torque, a nine-speed automatic transmission, and an EPA-estimated 31 mpg city/48 mpg highway.

2019 Chevrolet Malibu Engine Options:

  • Base Engine: 160-hp 1.5L four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 184 lb-ft of torque, a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and an EPA-estimated 29 mpg city/36 mpg highway.
  • Top Engine: 250-hp 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 260 lb-ft of torque, a 9-speed automatic transmission, and an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
  • Hybrid Engine: 160-hp 1.8L four-cylinder gas/electric hybrid DD with 184 lb-ft of torque, a one-speed direct drive transmission, and an EPA-estimated 49 mpg city/43 mpg highway.

Cruze vs. Malibu: Features

The Malibu and Cruze each offer desirable standard features, including folding rear seats, Bluetooth® with voice command, Chevrolet Connected Services, OnStar® services, Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto, and navigation. Upgraded features like heated seats, remote start, and park assist are all available with both sedans. Explore more of their standard and available feature highlights, below:

  • Chevy Cruze

    • Standard Features: 7-inch color touchscreen infotainment system, cloth upholstery, 4G LTE Wi-Fi®, and the Teen Driver monitor
    • Available Features: Leatherette seats, power front seat lumbar control, rear side-window sunshades, and a USB media port
  • Chevy Malibu

    • Standard Features: 8-inch color touchscreen infotainment system, keyless entry, cruise control, premium cloth upholstery, and steering wheel-mounted controls
    • Available Features: 4G LTE Wi-Fi®, Adaptive Cruise Control, leather seats, cooled/ventilated seats, a sunroof, and dual-zone automatic climate control, and the Teen Driver monitor

Compare the Cruze vs. Malibu at Midway Auto Dealerships

If staying on budget is your top priority, you may want to consider the Chevy Cruze. But if you’d like a hybrid option or need more interior space, the Chevy Malibu might be the better option. If you’d like to get behind the wheel of each model or inquire about Chevy Malibu reviews, don’t hesitate to contact us. Before your visit in Kearney, be sure to take a look at our new vehicle specials!

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