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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Volkswagen Jetta Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Volkswagen Jetta Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $31,655

Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI   
Difference: $2,670

Lowest Total Invoice: $30,212

Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI   
Difference: $2,651

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelMalibuJetta
TrimPremier2.0T GLI
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $30,975 $29,545
Base Invoice $29,736 $28,362
Sun and Wheels Package 2,270  
Cargo net 65 100
All-weather floor mats 140 235
Floor mats   235
Door sill trim plates   240
Remote start   450
Sun and Wheels Package 2,066  
Cargo net 59 80
All-weather floor mats 127 185
Floor mats   185
Door sill trim plates   200
Remote start   350
Options (change) 2,475 1,260
Options (change) 2,252 1,000
Destination 875 850
Total Price $34,325 $31,655
Total Invoice $32,863 $30,212

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,005
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,057
Model Year20182018
ModelMalibuJetta
TrimPremier2.0T GLI
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine250hp I4210hp I4
TransmissionT9S6
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)22/32 MPG24/33 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 9400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/40-19225/40-18
Total Price$34,325$31,655
Adjustments for Features-1,6650
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$32,660$31,655
Total Invoice$32,863$30,212
Adjustments for Features-1,5940
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$31,269$30,212

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Features Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Model Year20182018
ModelMalibuJetta
TrimPremier2.0T GLI
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1400 
6-speed automated manual $1100
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100 
Heated steering wheel$100 
Universal garage door opener$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Blind spot warning system $200
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear $100
Cross-traffic warning, rear $100
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Obstacle detection, front $200
Obstacle detection, rear $300
Rear side airbags$300 
Rollover sensor$50 
Safety key$5 
Secondary collision brake assist $25
Temporary spare tire $150
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Rear seat pass-through $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
CD player $125
HD radio $50
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
Mirrorlink support $0
MP3-compatible player $50
Rain-sensing wipers $175
SD Card slot $25
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation$325 
Traffic + travel information $25
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Voice control for external devices$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Wireless charging station$75 
Exterior 
Body kit $0
Laminated front side windows$200 
Painted brake calipers (optional) $0
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Rear spoiler $200
Sunroof $900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass$0 
Fog lights $125
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Powertrain 
Launch control $100
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300 
Leather seating surfaces$900 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat $50
Memory system, driver seat$200 
Metal pedals $75
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 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100 
Soft-touch instrument panel (optional) $0
Synthetic leather seating surfaces $0
Upgraded floor mats$0 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Total Value of Features$6,380$4,715
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,665$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,5940

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Specifications Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Model Year20182018
ModelMalibuJetta
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase111.4 in104.4 in
Length193.8 in183.3 in
Width73.0 in70.0 in
Height57.7 in57.2 in
Curb Weight3,388 lb.3,208 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.8 gal.14.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.1 in38.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.5 in55.2 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.1 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.1 in53.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.4 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in38.1 in
Cargo Volume15.8 ft315.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Chevrolet Malibu Premier

Sun and Wheels Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100No
Panoramic sunroof1200No
245/40R19 tires400No
Upgraded floor mats0No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested1700100%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T GLI

Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%

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