CMF Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Cambridge IL - USA
Re: 1.5 vs. 2.0 motor
Yes, the 2.0 is a potent engine in comparison. Unfortunately its only available in Premier trim on the Malibu. It also is a premium fuel recommended engine.
I have a Malibu with the 1.5; we like it very much, runs great, sounds good, good fuel economy. It averages 35 mpg.
I have an Equinox with the 2.0; amazing what an extra 500 cc's can do to increase performance, it's impressively fast/powerful. It averages 30 mpg.
2019 Equinox 2.0 LT Redline- Silver - FWD
2017 Malibu 1.5 LT - Pepperdust - Leather - Convenience
2016 Equinox 3.6 LTZ - AWD
2009 Silverado 5.3 LT 4x4 ext. cab