2017 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2017 Mazda6

The Chevrolet Malibu burst into the 2017 model year featuring a new nine-speed automatic transmission, three new exterior color options, an available Sport Package, an all-new Teen Driver safety system and the ability to connect to smartphones thanks to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

But as amazing as all of those new features are – especially when combined with everything else the Chevy Malibu is known for – there will still be some that shop around and check out other models while deciding which new car to purchase. To help those of you trying to figure out if the 2017 Malibu is right for you, we decided to put it up against the 2017 Mazda6 in a head-to-head competition to see which popular midsize sedan comes out on top. So let’s take a closer look at the two models and see which is the perfect match for you and your needs.

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2017 Chevrolet Malibu VS 2017 Mazda6
27 MPG City Fuel Efficiency 24 MPG
36 MPG Highway Fuel Efficiency 34 MPG
118.7 cu. ft. Total Interior Volume 114.5 cu. ft.
15.8 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity (Seats in Place) 14.8 cu. ft.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu: More Efficient with More Room

Fuel economy is a big deal these days, and both of these two models get impressive gas mileage. But only one can come out on top, and in this case it’s the 2017 Chevy Malibu thanks to its 27 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway compared to 24 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway for the new Mazda6.

Fuel Efficiency isn’t the only instance of the new Malibu topping the 2017 Mazda6, either. There is also more room for you, your passengers and your cargo in the 2017 Malibu. That’s because it has more total interior volume and more cargo capacity than the Mazda6.

One thing we don’t list in our table is that the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is also cheaper than the 2017 Mazda6 – by over $200. So, with the 2017 Malibu, you’re getting more for less. If you have any questions, just reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable Jack Burford Chevy staff near Lexington, KY, and we’ll get you everything you need to know.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu front interior driver dash and display audio
2017 Chevrolet Malibu left side exterior
2017 Chevrolet Malibu right side exterior
2017 Chevrolet Malibu front exterior headlights and grille

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