2023 Subaru Legacy vs 2023 Chevy Malibu

We've mentioned several times around this website that the Subaru Legacy has a fitting name. It has established its namesake plenty of times over in its 30+ years on the market, but so has one of its biggest competitors, the Chevy Malibu. How sturdy is the legacy of the Malibu? As nameplate after nameplate disappears from the Chevy lineup of sedans, the Malibu continues to stand firm. Lets see how these two midsize sedans measure up to one another for the 2023 model year.

Powertrain Options

When it comes to powertrain options, the 2023 Subaru Legacy comes standard with a 2.5L BOXER 4-cylinder engine but you can opt to upgrade to a 2.4L turbocharged BOXER 4-cylinder instead. The standard option achieves 182 horsepower alongside 176 pound-feet of torque, while the latter boosts those numbers to 260 and 277 respectively. The Malibu is only available with a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder that generates 160 hp.


Space & Capacity

When it comes to space and capacity, both sedans are incredibly comparable to one another. On one hand, the Legacy offers 105.5 cubic feet of space for you and your passengers to stretch out and get comfortable in, as well as a trunk with up to 15.1 cu. ft. to fill with whatever you need to bring along. On the other hand, the Malibu gives up a bit of passenger volume at 102.9 cu. ft. but offers a slightly bigger trunk at 15.7 cu. ft.


Safety Features

When it comes to safety features, especially advanced driver-assistive technology, it's hard to beat any Subaru vehicle thanks to the award-winning EyeSight suite of tech. The package is standard in the 2023 Subaru Legacy, whereas features like FOrward Collision Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control and more are only available in the Chevy Malibu. It does come standard with Teen Driver Technology, though.

Find Your 2023 Subaru Legacy at Briggs Subaru of Topeka

If you think you might be interested in a 2023 Subaru Legacy of your own, be sure to check out our online inventory to see what's available right now. If we don't have any in stock, or if you're looking to custom order a Legacy that meets your standard, be sure to get in touch with us, we'd be happy to help!

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