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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Toyota Corolla 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. Toyota Corolla Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $23,646

Toyota Corolla XLE   
Difference: $11,864

Lowest Total Invoice: $21,714

Toyota Corolla XLE   
Difference: $12,227

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelMalibuCorollaCorolla
TrimPremierXLEXSE
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $30,975 $21,825 $22,680
Base Invoice $29,736 $20,208 $21,000
Driver Confidence Package 1,195    
Driver Confidence Package II 995    
Cargo net 60 49 49
All-weather floor mats 140 139 139
Panoramic sunroof 1,270    
Entune Audio with Navigation   525 525
Cargo mat   94 94
Floor mats   129 129
Driver Confidence Package 1,087    
Driver Confidence Package II 905    
Cargo net 55 35 35
All-weather floor mats 127 86 86
Panoramic sunroof 1,156    
Entune Audio with Navigation   364 364
Cargo mat   56 56
Floor mats   80 80
Options (change) 3,660 936 936
Options (change) 3,330 621 621
Destination 875 885 885
Total Price $35,510 $23,646 $24,501
Total Invoice $33,941 $21,714 $22,506

The configured Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan

The configured Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

Even when the Chevrolet Malibu and Toyota Corolla 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 $3,660. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,510.

The base sticker price of the Toyota Corolla XLE trim is $21,825. The features would cost an additional $936. Including the destination charge of $885, the total price of this trim is $23,646.

The base sticker price of the Toyota Corolla XSE trim is $22,680. The features would cost an additional $936. Including the destination charge of $885, the total price of this trim is $24,501.

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 Toyota Corolla trims is 3. Based on this adjustment, the Toyota Corolla XLE 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

The configured Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

Even when the Chevrolet Malibu and Toyota Corolla 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 $3,330. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $33,941.

The invoice of the Toyota Corolla XLE trim is $20,208. The features would cost an additional $621. Including the destination charge of $885, the total price of this trim is $21,714.

The invoice of the Toyota Corolla XSE trim is $21,000. The features would cost an additional $621. Including the destination charge of $885, the total price of this trim is $22,506.

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 2. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota Corolla trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Toyota Corolla XLE 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. Toyota Corolla

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Toyota Corolla XLE
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,429
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $7,032
Model Year201720172017
ModelMalibuCorollaCorolla
TrimPremierXLEXSE
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine250hp I4132hp I4132hp I4
TransmissionT9CVT-7CVT-7
DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 9?, 6?, 6
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/40-19205/55-16215/45-17
Total Price$35,510$23,646$24,501
Adjustments for Features-5,4350-675
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$30,075$23,646$23,826
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$180
Total Invoice$33,941$21,714$22,506
Adjustments for Features-5,1950-620
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$28,746$21,714$21,886
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$172

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Features Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Toyota Corolla

Model Year201720172017
ModelMalibuCorollaCorolla
TrimPremierXLEXSE
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1400  
7-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100$1100
FWD$0$0$0
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100  
Adaptive cruise control $750$750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000  
Heated steering wheel$100  
Remote app$25  
Remote start$150  
Semi-automated parking system$500  
Universal garage door opener$100  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
4-wheel disc brakes$150 $150
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0$0
Blind spot warning system$200  
Following distance indicator$25  
Knee airbag, passenger$100  
Obstacle detection, front$200  
Obstacle detection, rear$300  
Rear cross-traffic detection$100  
Rear side airbags$300  
Rollover sensor$50  
Safety key$5  
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75$75
Temporary spare tire $150$150
Vehicle health reports$0  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50  
Android Auto support$0  
Apple CarPlay support$0  
CD player $125$125
Dual-zone climate control$125  
DVD-compatible player $0$0
HD radio $50$50
MP3-compatible player $50$50
Rear air vents$100  
Siri Eyes Free support $0$0
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation$325  
Traffic + travel information $25$25
Voice control for external devices$0  
Wi-Fi hotspot$50  
Wireless charging station$75  
Exterior 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50 $50
Laminated front side windows$200  
Panoramic sunroof$1200  
Rear spoiler  $200
Sunroof $900$900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming rearview mirror$150  
Automatic headlights$125  
Compass$0  
Illuminated visor mirror, driver$50  
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger$50  
Interior ambient lighting$150  
LED headlights $1000$1000
Turn signals on or near mirrors$25 $25
Visor mirror, driver $10$10
Visor mirror, passenger $10$10
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300  
Door sill trim plates$100  
Leather seating surfaces$900  
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150 $150
Memory system, driver seat$200  
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100  
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power recliner, passenger seat$100  
Synthetic leather seating surfaces $0$0
Upgraded floor mats$0  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350  
Machined alloy wheels $350$350
Total Value of Features$10,030$4,595$5,270
Value of Feature Adjustments$5,435$0$675
Value of Feature Adjustments-5,1950-620

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Specifications Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Toyota Corolla

Model Year20172017
ModelMalibuCorolla
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase111.4 in106.3 in
Length193.8 in182.6 in
Width73.0 in69.9 in
Height57.7 in57.3 in
Curb Weight3,087 lb.2,821 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.0 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.1 in38.3 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.5 in54.8 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.1 in53.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in40.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.1 in54.8 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.4 in43.9 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in41.4 in
Cargo Volume15.8 ft313.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
Chevrolet Malibu Premier

Driver Confidence Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200No
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Following distance indicator25No
Total Requested105056%
Total Not Requested82544%
Driver Confidence Package II
FeatureValueRequested?
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Semi-automated parking system500No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Total Requested30019%
Total Not Requested125081%

Option Package Details
Toyota Corolla XLE

Entune Audio with Navigation
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
App support100Yes
Total Requested725100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Toyota Corolla XSE

Entune Audio with Navigation
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
App support100Yes
Total Requested725100%
Total Not Requested00%

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