Malibu vs Corolla

Vs Toyota Corolla



The Chevrolet Malibu received the lowest rate of reported problems among midsize cars in the J.D. Powers 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study (based on 2019 vehicles)1.


The refinement and luxury of leather seating is a standard feature in the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu2, but it's only available as an add-on option in the 2020 Toyota Corolla.

A match made in heaven: warm in one zone, cool in another, giving each occupant control over their own climatic comfort. On the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu3, multi-zone climate control comes standard... but not on the 2020 Toyota Corolla.

Getting where you're going has never been easier, with turn-by-turn directions and other features of the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu's2 standard on-board navigation system. If you want the convenience and peace of mind of an on-board nav system in the 2020 Toyota Corolla, you'll have to pay extra for it.

A state-of-the-art premium sound system designed with audiophiles in mind - enjoy concert-quality sound standard on the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu2. Want it on the 2020 Toyota Corolla4? You'll have to pay extra.

No more parallel parking jitters - the optional Rear Parking Aid on the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu3 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 2020 Toyota Corolla, which doesn't have a rear parking aid option.
2020 Chevrolet Malibu2020 Toyota Corolla
Leather Seating
Multi-Zone Climate Control
Navigation System
Premium Sound System
Rear Parking Aid


Stopping power is important too, and the clear winner in this category is the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu5, with 14 more horses in braking power per ton than 2020 Toyota Corolla6, giving you confidence on even the steepest of grades.

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu2, boasting 81 more horses and 44 more horses per ton than the 2020 Toyota Corolla7.

The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu's2 increased torque - 2602 lb.-ft. vs. 1518 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.

Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu's5 optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2020 Toyota Corolla.
2020 Chevrolet Malibu2020 Toyota Corolla
Braking Power Per Ton
Horsepower Per Ton


Tired of hunching over the steering wheel, or scooting the driver's seat all the way back? No worries. The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu5 offers more inches of combined front head and leg room than the 2020 Toyota Corolla6, making the awkward hunch-back driving pose a thing of the past.

No matter what you're stowing, from groceries to gardening gear, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu's5 increased storage volume means you'll have more room for all your stuff, from apples to zinnias, and everything in between.

The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu's5 wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 5 inches' worth.
2020 Chevrolet Malibu2020 Toyota Corolla
Front Head Room
Front Leg Room
Storage Volume


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 2020 Chevrolet Malibu's5 Roadside Assistance, standard for 3 years longer than 2020 Toyota Corolla6.
2020 Chevrolet Malibu2020 Toyota Corolla
Roadside Assistance
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1 - The Chevrolet Malibu received the lowest rate of reported problems in a tie among midsize cars in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study of new vehicle owners’ experience with their own vehicle after 90 days of ownership. For J.D Power 2019 award information, visit
2 - 2020 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn Premier
3 - 2020 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn LT
4 - 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT (SE)
5 - 2020 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn L
6 - 2020 Toyota Corolla L CVT (Natl)
7 - 2020 Toyota Corolla SE Manual (GS)
8 - 2020 Toyota Corolla SE CVT (Natl)