2018 Mazda6 Sport vs 2018 Chevrolet Malibu L

silver mazda6 vs red chevrolet malibu

Kudos to you for taking the time to compare vehicles before you make a purchase. The choice between vehicles gets more difficult each year as more technology and design features become available. Sometimes, it is hard to choose between a car that has a rearview camera or Blind Spot Monitoring (the 2018 Mazda6 Sport has both) but comparing down to the details will help you make an informed purchase.

Here we are comparing the 2018 Mazda6 Sport to the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu L. Both of these are the lowest trim levels for each vehicle, to give you an idea of the barest foundation you have to work with. Of course, you could choose higher trim levels to get even more fun features and perfected performance. We will start you out with a side-by-side chart and go into more detail below; keep reading to compare the 2018 Mazda6 Sport to the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu L.

201Mazda6 Sport 


201Chevrolet Malibu L 

2.5 L I4 engine  Standard engine type  1.5 L I4 engine 
187 hp at 6,000 rpm  horsepower  160 hp at 5,700 
186 lb.-ft at 4,000 rpm  torque 184 lb.-ft at 2,500 rpm 
standard Smart City Brake Support  Not available  

The 2018 Mazda6 is available here at Puente Hills Mazda in City of Industry, CA

The chart above shows you why we value the 2018 Mazda6 Sport over the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu L. It has better performance features all around. Plus, there are many cool features, other than just Smart City Brake Support, that come standard on the 2018 Mazda6 Sport which are either not available or are optional—for additional cost—on the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu L. Features that are exclusive to the 2018 Mazda6 Sport include the following:

  • Variable Assisted Steering
  • Rearview Camera
  • Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)
  • Forward Obstruction Warning (FOW)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Remote Fuel Door Release
  • Automatic Climate Control with separate controls for driver and front passenger
  • Signaling Exterior Mirrors

If you are leaning toward the 2018 Mazda6, then please come into Puente Hills Mazda to learn more about it. It has a starting MSRP of $21,950 and a style that is priceless. Our expert sales team would love to show you around our lot and give you a tour of our inventory, perhaps with a test drive for the grand finale after some viewing.

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