How the 2019 Chevy Malibu and Impala Differ

2019 Chevrolet Malibu in Sherman, TX
The sterling Chevy Malibu

The two flagship sedans in the Chevrolet lineup, the Chevy Malibu and Impala, both offer the performance, comfort and advanced safety features that are synonymous with the brand. While the two sedans are similar at first glance, a deep dive reveals key differences that can help you decide which sedan is right for you.

Powertrain and Performance

The 2019 Chevy Malibu offers three engine choices: a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 1.8-liter hybrid four-cylinder. The 2.0-liter option offers 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid model provides unparalleled efficiency at 49 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway.1

The 2019 Chevy Impala has fewer engine options, but they generate more power. The available 3.6-liter V6 can produce 305 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque while maintaining an EPA-estimated rating of 28 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the city.2


The 2019 Malibu has a wider range of luxury options than the 2019 Impala. Ventilated front seats are standard on the Malibu Premier trim. They are an available option on the Impala Premier. A universal tablet holder can be mounted on the front-seat headrest to provide entertainment to the back row in the Malibu, but it is not offered in the Impala.

Visit Sherman Chevrolet Cadillac to see what sedan, the Malibu or Impala, is right for you.

1EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Malibu with 1.5L engine 29/36, with 2.0L engine 22/32, Hybrid 49/43.

2EPA estimated with 3.6L V6 engine.

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