Does the 2016 Cruze make the Malibu irrelevant?

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    Does the 2016 Cruze make the Malibu irrelevant?

    Now that the fuel economy of the new 2016 Cruze has been announced, 30/42 in case you were wondering, does it make the Malibu irrelevant?

    2016 Malibu 1.5T A6 gets 27/37 mpg, only boats a mildly larger trunk, and only offers 6 cubic feet more interior room.

    Worse, the Malibu has a 3 gallon deficit when comparing fuel tanks, giving the Cruze a 100 mile highway range advantage.

    Aside from a little more room in the rear, for a person with no kids such as myself, is the Cruze so good that it makes the Malibu a worse buy?

    If I had to buy a FWD sedans today my choice would be between an Impala and Cruze, the Malibu offers me no advantages.
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    Re: Does the 2016 Cruze make the Malibu irrelevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by unkillsam View Post
    Now that the fuel economy of the new 2016 Cruze has been announced, 30/42 in case you were wondering, does it make the Malibu irrelevant?

    2016 Malibu 1.5T A6 gets 27/37 mpg, only boats a mildly larger trunk, and only offers 6 cubic feet more interior room.

    Worse, the Malibu has a 3 gallon deficit when comparing fuel tanks, giving the Cruze a 100 mile highway range advantage.

    Aside from a little more room in the rear, for a person with no kids such as myself, is the Cruze so good that it makes the Malibu a worse buy?

    If I had to buy a FWD sedans today my choice would be between an Impala and Cruze, the Malibu offers me no advantages.
    Ok so your saying that makes the Accord irrelevant because the Civic is larger in size now and I think also pretty close to the Accord

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    Re: Does the 2016 Cruze make the Malibu irrelevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by unkillsam View Post
    Now that the fuel economy of the new 2016 Cruze has been announced, 30/42 in case you were wondering, does it make the Malibu irrelevant?

    2016 Malibu 1.5T A6 gets 27/37 mpg, only boats a mildly larger trunk, and only offers 6 cubic feet more interior room.

    Worse, the Malibu has a 3 gallon deficit when comparing fuel tanks, giving the Cruze a 100 mile highway range advantage.

    Aside from a little more room in the rear, for a person with no kids such as myself, is the Cruze so good that it makes the Malibu a worse buy?

    If I had to buy a FWD sedans today my choice would be between an Impala and Cruze, the Malibu offers me no advantages.
    Only if they are in the same class, which, they are not.
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    Re: Does the 2016 Cruze make the Malibu irrelevant?

    I believe the Malibu is pretty impressive especially the hybrid that does 48/48 mpg

    This Malibu is the best Malibu in decades

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    Re: Does the 2016 Cruze make the Malibu irrelevant?

    The Malibu is the only "sporty" sedan between the tree cars you've mentioned.
    6 speed transmissions are the future

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    Re: Does the 2016 Cruze make the Malibu irrelevant?

    No. The Malibu makes Impala irrelevant.

    The difference in size between compact and midsize is usually fairly substantial.

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    Re: Does the 2016 Cruze make the Malibu irrelevant?

    The 250 hp turbo four is impressive as well.

    I think the price range is 22 to 31 grand.

    Good looking mid size compared to Toyota and Honda.

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    Re: Does the 2016 Cruze make the Malibu irrelevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by unkillsam View Post
    Aside from a little more room in the rear, for a person with no kids such as myself, is the Cruze so good that it makes the Malibu a worse buy?

    If I had to buy a FWD sedans today my choice would be between an Impala and Cruze, the Malibu offers me no advantages.
    You've kind of answered your own question. For people who really don't need a larger back seat (no kids and no kid seats), the cheaper Cruze is probably a better bet. For those who need the extra room -- and that's a lot of people -- there is still a need for the Malibu. Not to mention the Malibu offers more power and performance in top trims for those who want that as well.

    Different cars for different buyers.

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    Re: Does the 2016 Cruze make the Malibu irrelevant?

    We are leasing the new Malibu like crazy. I can't think of a bigger hit out of the gate by GM in the volume arena.

    I also can't think of a time that a launch vehicle had such a good lease. In no way am I saying it is only the deal, this is a great car all around. The segment is very competitive and prices/payments need to be too. Great launch by GM so far.

    I'm goimg to sell out and run low the next couple months. They need to get more capacity. Probably hard to do while getting ready to retool for the next Lacrosse.

    I hate making excuses for them, lol.

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    Re: Does the 2016 Cruze make the Malibu irrelevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydlrmn View Post
    We are leasing the new Malibu like crazy. I can't think of a bigger hit out of the gate by GM in the volume arena.

    I also can't think of a time that a launch vehicle had such a good lease. In no way am I saying it is only the deal, this is a great car all around. The segment is very competitive and prices/payments need to be too. Great launch by GM so far.

    I'm goimg to sell out and run low the next couple months. They need to get more capacity. Probably hard to do while getting ready to retool for the next Lacrosse.

    I hate making excuses for them, lol.

    What is the lease price of a mid-level Malibu, say 1LT with convenience package; New Body vs. Limited?
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    Re: Does the 2016 Cruze make the Malibu irrelevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed753 View Post
    What is the lease price of a mid-level Malibu, say 1LT with convenience package; New Body vs. Limited?
    In my zipcode of 47906, 2016 NG Malibu 1LT (without Convenience Package) has the following lease offer:

    $199/month for 39 months. $2,369 due at signing (after all offers).

    $1,869 due at signing for Current Lessees of GM vehicles (after all offers).

    Tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment extra. $0 security deposit due at signing.
    Mileage charge of $0.25/mile over 39,000 miles

    Example based on national average selling vehicle price. Each dealer sets own price. Your payments may vary. Payments are for a 2016 CHEVROLET Malibu 1LT with an MSRP of $25,895. 39 monthly payments total $7,761. Option to purchase at lease end for an amount to be determined at lease signing. Lessor must approve lease. Current Lessees of GM vehicles must show proof of ownership. Take delivery by 02-29-2016. Lessee pays for maintenance, repair, excess wear and disposition fee of $395 or less at end of lease. Payments may be higher in some states. Not available with other offers. Residency restrictions apply.


    2016 Malibu Limited LT lease offer:

    $199/month for 24 months. $500 due at signing (after all offers).

    $0 down payment / $0 first month payment / $0 security deposit for Current Lessees of GM vehicles (after all offers).

    Tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment extra. $0 security deposit due at signing.
    Mileage charge of $0.25/mile over 20,000 miles.

    Example based on national average selling vehicle price. Each dealer sets own price. Your payments may vary. Payments are for a 2016 CHEVROLET Malibu Limited Preferred equipment group with an MSRP of $24,660. 24 monthly payments total $4,776. 23 monthly payments total $4,577. Option to purchase at lease end for an amount to be determined at lease signing. Lessor must approve lease. Current Lessees of GM vehicles must show proof of ownership. Take delivery by 02-29-2016. Lessee pays for maintenance, repair, excess wear and disposition fee of $395 or less at end of lease. Payments may be higher in some states. Not available with other offers. Residency restrictions apply.
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    Re: Does the 2016 Cruze make the Malibu irrelevant?

    check Chevrolet.com

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    Re: Does the 2016 Cruze make the Malibu irrelevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by roy219 View Post
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    Re: Does the 2016 Cruze make the Malibu irrelevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by sfbreh View Post
    No. The Malibu makes Impala irrelevant.

    The difference in size between compact and midsize is usually fairly substantial.
    Yet impala is still the best seller in its class.

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    Re: Does the 2016 Cruze make the Malibu irrelevant?

    A compact sedan can't make a midsize sedan irrelevant. A midsize sedan can't make a full size sedan irrelevant.
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