2019 Volkswagen Arteon vs 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

Front passenger side exterior view of a yellow 2019 VW Arteon on the left "vs" driver side exterior view of a black 2018 Chevy Malibu

Trying to find the perfect new sedan can be a complicated undertaking because of all the available options afforded to you. Two of the most appealing full-size sedans on the market right now are the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon and the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu thanks to their sporty and athletic exterior styling, powerful and efficient engines, as well as their ample interior cargo and passenger space. You can see all of the similarities and differences between the 2019 VW Arteon and the 2018 Chevy Malibu right here below to help you decide which one of these attractive sedans suits your needs best.

2019 Volkswagen Arteon


2018 Chevrolet Malibu

2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 1.5L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
268 HP/ 258 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 160 HP/ 184 LB-FT
8-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
AVAILABLE All-Wheel Drive Not Available

Compare the 2019 VW Arteon & the 2018 Chevy Malibu

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu offers an engine upgrade to its standard engine while the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon does not. However, the engine upgrade of the 2018 Malibu only delivers 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque which is less horsepower and only a shade more torque than the standard engine of the VW Arteon.

On the interior the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon also provides better standard amenities than the 2018 Chevy Malibu. The 2019 Arteon gets loaded with a standard 8” Touchscreen along with the VW Car-Net® App-Connect that syncs your smartphone to the touchscreen display using Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, or MirrorLink®. The 2018 Chevy Malibu only receives an 8” touchscreen and smartphone integration services once you ascend the trim level ladder.

Other awesome standard features for the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon include a Rearview Camera, Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, a Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert. While Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Park Assist, and an Overhead View Camera are easily attainable within the trim levels of the 2019 VW Arteon.

Thanks to its more powerful engine and better standard and available interior technology and safety features the 2019 VW Arteon is the easy choice over the 2018 Chevy Malibu.