malibu vs impala

2020 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2020 Chevrolet Impala

2020 Chevrolet Malibu


2020 Chevrolet Impala


102.9 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

123.8 cubic feet
29 mpg city/36 mpg highway*

EPA-estimated Fuel Efficiency

18 mpg city/28 mpg highway**
250 hp

Max Horsepower

305 hp

Teen Driver Available?


Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Available?


2020 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2020 Chevrolet Impala

Searching for a sedan that will knock your socks off? When comparing the 2020 Chevy Impala vs. Malibu, you’re bound to wonder to yourself “which is better: Impala or Malibu?”. We have the answers here at Biggers Chevrolet in Elgin. Rather, we may not be able to tell you which vehicle best suits you or your family’s unique needs, but we can tell you more about how the Malibu vs. Impala stack up with regard to specs, and you can contact us afterward with additional questions or schedule a test-drive! Ready? Let’s explore these two comfortable Chevy sedans more in-depth right now!

Chevrolet Malibu vs. Impala: Interior Dimensions

The more-spacious, slightly more upscale Chevy Impala offers more room to stretch out, warranting a higher starting MSRP of $31,620 to the Malibu’s $22,095 base MSRP. Here’s why.

Chevy Malibu Interior Dimensions

The Malibu midsize sedan provides Schaumburg area drivers these interior specs:


  • Total Passenger Volume: 102.9 cubic feet
  • Front/Rear Headroom: 39.1 inches/37.5 inches
  • Front/Rear Legroom: 41.5 inches/38.1 inches
  • Trunk Volume: 15.7 cubic feet


Chevy Impala Interior Dimensions

The Impala large sedan offers Streamwood area drivers these interior dimensions::


  • Total Passenger Volume: 123.8 cubic feet
  • Front/Rear Headroom: 39.9 inches/37.4 inches
  • Front/Rear Legroom: 45.8 inches/39.8 inches
  • Trunk Volume: 18.8 cubic feet


Chevrolet Malibu vs. Impala: Standard Interior Features

When you compare the Chevrolet Impala vs. Malibu with regard to interior space, you’ll find that the Impala offers quite a bit more than the Malibu. That said, the Impala is also slightly more luxurious with standard features that are available on the Malibu, including niceties like dual-zone automatic climate control, leatherette upholstery, and even remote start. For the more premium choice, the Impala is it. Still, both Chevy models offer niceties like:

  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System
  • 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen display
  • Keyless entry/push-button start
  • And more!

Chevrolet Malibu vs. Impala: Performance & Efficiency

If performance is most important, you may prefer the Impala over the Malibu. If efficiency, however, is more important, you may prefer the Malibu. Why? Here are how these two vehicles compare with regard to performance & fuel efficiency:

  • Chevy Malibu Base Engine: 3.6L V6 with 305 hp
  • Chevy Impala Base Engine: 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder with 160 hp
  • Chevy Malibu Top Engine: The base engine is the only option
  • Chevy Impala Top Engine: 2.0L turbo 3-cylinder with 250 hp
  • Chevy Malibu Max MPG: 29/36 city/hwy mpg*
  • Chevy Impala Max MPG: 18/28 city/hwy mpg**

Compare the Chevy Impala vs. Malibu with Biggers Chevrolet

Here at Biggers Chevrolet serving Bartlett and beyond, you’re our top priority. So if you have any remaining questions about how the Impala vs. Malibu compares, just reach out to us online or give us a call at . Ready to apply for a Malibu or Impala auto loan? You can do that online, or just check out our payment calculator to get a better idea of how much an Impala vs. Malibu will cost you monthly.

*EPA-estimated 1.5L engine 29 MPG city/36 highway
**EPA estimate.


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