2017 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2017 Subaru Outback

Awards
Efficiency
Features
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2017 Subaru Outback
2017 Chevrolet Malibu
          The 2017 Chevy Malibu: expect to be impressed.

Awards

Whether you're facing a long commute or you stay closer to home, fuel economy is key. The editors at Kelley Blue Book know the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu has you covered: they've named it to their list of the most fuel efficient sedans, so you know your gas money will take you where you want to go1.

Chevrolet has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 Malibu has been named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and it's earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA2.

Efficiency

Every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 24 more MPGs between the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu3 and the 2017 Subaru Outback4 in the city and the 11 more MPGs on the highway. Those humble little MPGs can add up to big savings.
2017 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2017 Subaru Outback493epa estimated city mpg255433epa estimated highway mpg325

Features

No more parallel parking jitters - the optional Rear Parking Aid on the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu6 can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2017 Subaru Outback, which doesn't have a rear parking aid option.
2017 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2017 Subaru Outbackoptional6rear parking aid-

Performance

When you're carrying a heavy load, every horse counts - and with the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu7, you've got 15 more horsepower per ton than the 2017 Subaru Outback8.
The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu's7 increased torque - 2607 lb.-ft. vs. 2479 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2017 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2017 Subaru Outback1487horsepower per ton13392607torque2479

Safety

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu10 offers side airbag protection to its rear passengers standard, but that same level of safety isn't even an option on the 2017 Subaru Outback.
2017 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2017 Subaru Outbackstandard10rear side airbag-

Technical

If you live in a climate with snow and ice, or if you're interested in increased fuel economy, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu's10 front-wheel drive offers a distinct advantage over the 2017 Subaru Outback.
Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu's10 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2017 Subaru Outback.
2017 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2017 Subaru Outbackhas10front driven wheels-has10turbocharged-

Usability

Who wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 94 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu3 will keep you on the road longer than the 2017 Subaru Outback4.
The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu's10 wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 3 inches' worth.
2017 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2017 Subaru Outback5983estimated combined tank range504511110wheelbase1085

Pricing

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu10 is priced at $3,965 less than the 2017 Subaru Outback4 - that's some pretty sizable savings.
In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu's10 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2017 Subaru Outback4.
2017 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2017 Subaru Outback$21,68010msrp$25,6455510roadside assistance35
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1 - Learn more at https://www.kbb.com/most-fuel-efficient-cars/sedan/2017/5/

2 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings and http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings

3 - 2017 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn Hybrid w/1HY

4 - 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon

5 - 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i

6 - 2017 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn LT w/1LT

7 - 2017 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn Premier w/2LZ

8 - 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited Wagon

9 - 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

10 - 2017 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn L w/1VL

*Offer Details
MSRP plus destination freight charge. Tax, title, license, documentary fees and optional equipment extra. $500 Customer Cash plus $1,000 Bonus Cash plus $1,500 Bonus Bonus Tag Cash for $3,000 Total Cash. Offer limited to dealer selected vehicles in stock while they last. Not compatible with some other offers. Take delivery by 2/28/17. See dealer for details.

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