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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Ford Taurus Price Comparison (MSRP)

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

Chevrolet Malibu vs. Ford Taurus Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $35,650

Chevrolet Malibu Premier   
Difference: $6,155

Lowest Total Invoice: $34,068

Chevrolet Malibu Premier   
Difference: $5,507

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Model Year20172017
ModelMalibuTaurus
TrimPremierLimited
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $30,975 $36,855
Base Invoice $29,736 $34,829
Driver Confidence Package 1,195  
Panoramic sunroof 1,270  
Driver Confidence Package II 995  
All-weather floor mats 140 90
Cargo organizer 140 200
Cargo net 60  
Navigation system   795
Driver Assist Package   1,995
Sunroof   995
Driver Confidence Package 1,087  
Panoramic sunroof 1,156  
Driver Confidence Package II 905  
All-weather floor mats 127 86
Cargo organizer 127 190
Cargo net 55  
Navigation system   755
Driver Assist Package   1,895
Sunroof   945
Options (change) 3,800 4,075
Options (change) 3,457 3,871
Destination 875 875
Total Price $35,650 $41,805
Total Invoice $34,068 $39,575

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 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan has a 288-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Taurus 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 $3,800. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,650.

The base sticker price of the Ford Taurus Limited trim is $36,855. The features would cost an additional $4,075. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $41,805.

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 Ford Taurus trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Ford Taurus Limited 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 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan has a 288-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Taurus 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 $3,457. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,068.

The invoice of the Ford Taurus Limited trim is $34,829. The features would cost an additional $3,871. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,575.

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 Ford Taurus trims is 9. Based on this adjustment, the Ford Taurus Limited 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. Ford Taurus

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Chevrolet Malibu Premier
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,645
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $5,975
Model Year20172017
ModelMalibuTaurus
TrimPremierLimited
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine250hp I4288hp V6
TransmissionT9T6
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)22/33 MPG18/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 9?, 7
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/40-19255/45-19
Total Price$35,650$41,805
Adjustments for Features-4900
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$35,160$41,805
Total Invoice$34,068$39,575
Adjustments for Features-4680
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$33,600$39,575

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Features Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Ford Taurus

Model Year20172017
ModelMalibuTaurus
TrimPremierLimited
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1400 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100 
Adaptive cruise control $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000 
Keyless entry keypad $50
Power-adjustable pedals $125
Remote app$25 
Sunshade, rear, power $225
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200 
Curve control $50
Driver drowsiness monitor $150
Following distance indicator$25 
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Pedestrian detection$50 
Rear side airbags$300 
Temporary spare tire $150
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat$40 
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
CD player $125
HD radio $50
MP3-compatible player $50
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Surround sound $250
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation$325 
Traffic + travel information $25
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Wireless charging station$75 
Exterior 
Laminated front side windows$200 
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Sunroof $900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror $75
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display $250
Turn signals on or near mirrors$25 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Heated second row seats $200
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Upgraded floor mats$0 
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel $150
Total Value of Features$5,940$5,450
Value of Feature Adjustments$490$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-4680

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Specifications Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Ford Taurus

Model Year20172017
ModelMalibuTaurus
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase111.4 in112.9 in
Length193.8 in202.9 in
Width73.0 in76.2 in
Height57.7 in60.7 in
Curb Weight3,388 lb.3,969 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.0 gal.20.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.1 in39.0 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.5 in57.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.1 in56.3 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in41.9 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in37.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.1 in56.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.4 in55.8 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in38.1 in
Cargo Volume15.8 ft320.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
Chevrolet Malibu Premier

Driver Confidence Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Following distance indicator25No
Total Requested160085%
Total Not Requested27515%
Driver Confidence Package II
FeatureValueRequested?
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Total Requested60039%
Total Not Requested95061%

Option Package Details
Ford Taurus Limited

Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Total Requested67596%
Total Not Requested254%
Driver Assist Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested190093%
Total Not Requested1507%

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