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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Chevrolet Equinox Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Chevrolet Malibu vs. Chevrolet Equinox Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $34,615

Chevrolet Malibu Premier   
Difference: $4,950

Lowest Total Invoice: $33,127

Chevrolet Malibu Premier   
Difference: $4,306

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Model Year20172018
ModelMalibuEquinox
TrimPremierPremier
Body4dr Sedan4dr SUV
Base Price $30,975 $30,790
Base Invoice $29,736 $29,251
Driver Confidence Package 1,195  
Panoramic sunroof 1,270  
Engine-block heater 100 100
All-weather floor mats 140 150
Cargo net 60  
Sun, Sound, & Navigation Package   2,620
Roof rack crossbars   270
Confidence & Convenience Package II   1,895
turbocharged 2.0-liter engine   2,795
Driver Confidence Package 1,087  
Panoramic sunroof 1,156  
Engine-block heater 91 91
All-weather floor mats 127 137
Cargo net 55  
Sun, Sound, & Navigation Package   2,384
Roof rack crossbars   246
Confidence & Convenience Package II   1,724
turbocharged 2.0-liter engine   2,655
Options (change) 2,765 7,830
Options (change) 2,516 7,237
Destination 875 945
Total Price $34,615 $39,565
Total Invoice $33,127 $37,433

The configured Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Chevrolet Malibu and Chevrolet Equinox are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Chevrolet Malibu Premier trim is $30,975. The features would cost an additional $2,765. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,615.

The base sticker price of the Chevrolet Equinox Premier trim is $30,790. The features would cost an additional $7,830. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $39,565.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Malibu trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Equinox trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Chevrolet Equinox Premier appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Chevrolet Malibu and Chevrolet Equinox are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Chevrolet Malibu Premier trim is $29,736. The features would cost an additional $2,516. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $33,127.

The invoice of the Chevrolet Equinox Premier trim is $29,251. The features would cost an additional $7,237. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $37,433.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Malibu trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Equinox trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Chevrolet Equinox Premier appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Chevrolet Equinox

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Chevrolet Malibu Premier
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,875
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,397
Model Year20172018
ModelMalibuEquinox
TrimPremierPremier
Body4dr Sedan4dr SUV
Engine250hp I4252hp I4
TransmissionT9T9
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)22/33 MPG22/29 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 9?, 7
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/40-19235/50-19
Total Price$34,615$39,565
Adjustments for Features0-3,075
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$34,615$36,490
Total Invoice$33,127$37,433
Adjustments for Features0-2,909
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$33,127$34,524

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Features Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Chevrolet Equinox

Model Year20172018
ModelMalibuEquinox
TrimPremierPremier
Body4dr Sedan4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1400$1400
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
Active noise reduction $0
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100
Power liftgate $350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Around view cameras $500
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Obstacle detection, front$200 
Rear side airbags$300 
Rearview camera$200 
Temporary spare tire $150
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat$40 
Class II trailer hitch $200
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Roof rack $300
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125
Climate Control and Infotainment 
HD radio $50
Larger infotainment display $0
Rear wiper $175
SD Card slot $25
Exterior 
Active grille shutters $0
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250
Deep-tinted rear windows $275
Laminated front side windows$200 
Rear bumper protector $40
Rear spoiler $200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror $75
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror $75
Compass$0 
Fog lights $125
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop $150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100 
Floor mats, second row (optional) $0
Heated second row seats $200
Manual recliner, second row seats $75
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Upgraded floor mats$0 
Total Value of Features$2,640$5,715
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,075
Value of Feature Adjustments0-2,909

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Specifications Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Chevrolet Equinox

Model Year20172018
ModelMalibuEquinox
Body4dr Sedan4dr SUV
Wheelbase111.4 in107.3 in
Length193.8 in183.1 in
Width73.0 in72.6 in
Height57.7 in65.4 in
Curb Weight3,388 lb.3,448 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.0 gal.14.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.1 in40.0 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.5 in57.2 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.1 in54.2 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in40.9 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in38.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.1 in55.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.4 in51.7 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in39.7 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
15.8 ft329.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
15.863.5 ft3

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Option Package Details
Chevrolet Malibu Premier

Driver Confidence Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Following distance indicator25Yes
Total Requested167589%
Total Not Requested20011%

Option Package Details
Chevrolet Equinox Premier

Sun, Sound, & Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Panoramic sunroof1200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Bose, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
HD radio50No
Total Requested187582%
Total Not Requested40018%
Confidence & Convenience Package II
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200No
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power height adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100No
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Following distance indicator25Yes
Total Requested187576%
Total Not Requested60024%
turbocharged 2.0-liter engine
FeatureValueRequested?
235/50HR19 tires400No
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125No
Class II trailer hitch200No
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)50Yes
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic0Yes
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
252 hp@5500
260 lb-ft@2500
1000Yes
Total Requested105059%
Total Not Requested72541%

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