The Malibu has 102.9 cubic feet of passenger space, over 4 additional cubic feet of space than Maxima's 98.6 cubic foot capacity. The Malibu has almost 4 additional inches of rear legroom than the Maxima to keep passengers comfortable.
What is a Full-Size Car? Also known as a large car or full-size sedan, a full-size car is the largest class size for cars that are not SUVs, trucks, or vans. Full-size car rental options may include the Chevrolet Malibu, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion Hybrid, or similar models.
Is a Chevy Malibu bigger than a Toyota Corolla? Yes. The Malibu has an exterior length of 194.2 inches, while the Corolla measures 182.3 - 182.5 inches (depending on if you choose the sedan or hatchback). The Malibu is also wider, measuring 73.0 inches, compared to the Corolla's width of 70.1 inches.
The Camry comes up short by 0.1 inches in legroom and 1.4 inches in shoulder room, but it has an extra half inch of headroom and 1.3 inches in the hip room.
The Chevy Malibu interior is comparable to the Camry but offers more overall passenger space with 102.9 cubic feet of room.
Interior Space and Options
Side by side and by the numbers, the Chevy Malibu measures a little larger than the 2021 Honda Civic.
The 2022 Malibu is the Highest Ranked Midsize Car in Initial Quality.
The back of the Impala sits higher than the Malibu. For the exterior dimensions, the Impala is significantly longer. The Impala has an overall length of 201.3 inches, while the Malibu is at 193.8 inches.
Full-size cars have an interior volume of more than 120 cubic feet for sedans or 160 cubic feet for station wagons.
The Malibu's still in production but you can't order one.
A Chevy spokesperson has confirmed it has stopped taking orders of the four-door because it already has enough "to fulfill the 2022 model year" of production. Confusingly, that means the Malibu isn't gone, but you also can't order one until maybe next year.
Chevrolet's Malibu stands out among midsized sedans for its comfortable ride and quiet, spacious cabin. Handling is respectable, too, in a class where competitors can feel mundane to drive. But it soldiers on mostly unchanged while many rivals have been redesigned. Two turbo four-cylinder engines are offered.
Last year, the Malibu was out of production from February until November as crucial parts were in short supply. The stoppage was largely due to GM focusing on producing high-margin SUVs and pickups as the chip shortage raged at its peak. Roughly 116,000 units were cut from production over the nine-month halt.
Chassis. The Hyundai Elantra may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 350 to 400 pounds less than the Chevrolet Malibu. The Elantra is 10.1 inches shorter than the Malibu, making the Elantra easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.
In terms of size, the Accord has a shorter body and is shorter from tip to tail, but it is 0.3 inches wider. It is also up to 205 pounds heavier than the Malibu.
The Sonata has. 9 inches more front headroom, 4.6 inches more front legroom, 5 inches more front hip room, 9 inches more rear headroom and 1 inch more rear hip room than the Malibu.
Both the Malibu and the Camry are well-equipped with a reliable four-cylinder engine. While the Camry offers AWD options, the Malibu has good turbo performance and a smooth-shifting 9-speed automatic transmission. The Malibu also offers more sport-looking trims for those looking for pleasing aesthetics.
Roomy, but not luxurious, the 2021 Malibu is a good choice for families and commuters alike. The 2021 Chevrolet Malibu is as spacious as a luxury car, but it's nowhere near as opulent.