Head To Head: The All-New Chevrolet Malibu Vs. the 2016 Toyota Camry

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A lot has been said about the brand-new 2016 Malibu, but how does it stack up against another heavyweight in the industry? When you’re looking for your next vehicle, you have mo make sure you’re getting the best value, reliability, fuel economy, and deal for a quality vehicle. Today, we’ll compare the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT to the 2016 Toyota Camry SE. To establish what makes a great car, we decided to look at design, performance, technology, and safety. Which one do you think will come out on top?

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Design

The 2016 Malibu 1 LT comes with Standard ambient lighting, and LED Daytime Running lamps: features not available in the Camry. The Camry comes with 17-inch alloy wheels while the Malibu 1LT is supplied with 17-inch aluminum. The Malibu also has greater passenger volume and trunk volume (102.9 and 15.8 (cu. ft.)1 respectively) than the Camry, with or without a monoroof. The Malibu also comes standard with passive entry/push button start…a feature only available for extra on the Camry.

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Performance

The Camry is equipped with a standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, while the Malibu has a 1.5L Turbocharged engine. The Malibu has better EPA-estimated MPG on the highway, combined and the city (37, 31, and 27 respectively), and the Camry has a little more horsepower. However, the Malibu comes standard with Stop/Start technology unavailable in the Camry.

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Technology

The Camry is equipped with 4.2-inch diagonal color DIC, while it is only available in the Malibu. However, the Malibu comes Standard with OnStar® 4G LTE Wi-Fi
hotspot trial: a savvy feature unavailable in the Camry. Each have their own infotainment system: The Malibu has MyLink, and the Camry has Entune, but only the Malibu has Apple CarPlay™4 and Android Auto™4 compatibility. What about the display? If you can’t read it, you can’t really use your infotainment system: the Malibu has a 7-inch display, versus the Camry’s smaller 6.1-inch display. Once you foctor in the  OnStar Guidance Plan 6 month trial, and text message alerts, the Malibu wipes the floor with the Camry for tech-savvy features.

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Safety

There’s no comparison in this category. If you want safety, there is one clear winner. Both the Malibu and the Camry comes Standard with ten airbags, and a rear-vision camera. However, The Malibu has a wide array of safety features available that the Camry does not have including Front Pedestrian Braking, Low Speed Front Automatic Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Alertwith Side Blind Zone Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator, Intellibeam headlamps, and Teen Driver Technology.

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In Summary

We have concluded that the Malibu LT comes out on top for its EPA-estimated fuel economy, customization and savvy technology features like Apple CarPlay and Chevrolet MyLink, and comprehensive limited warranty coverage, including Courtesy Transportation and telematics – features not offered by Toyota. 

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Clarksville, MD 21029
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Malibu vs. Camry: Which Midsize Sedan Should You Choose?

According to carsMalibu.com, the midsize sedan is the biggest selling segment in the US car market. It’s certainly not a popularity contest when everyone has their own purpose for a midsize sedan: from the baby’s car seat, to the teenager’s move to college, to a simple trip to the city. So how are you supposed to choose when you may need a more technology-savvy vehicle and your neighbor would just like a midsize sedan with a little more power? We’ll show you how the Toyota Camry and the Chevrolet Malibu stack up according to price, power, dimensions, exterior, interior, safety, fuel, and warranty.

2015 Chevrolet Malibu
1LT FWD
2014 Toyota Camry
4DR SDN AUTO SE SPORT
Price
Better Value w/ More Features
MSRP
$23,735
$24,525
Freight Charge
$825
$860
MSRP + Freight Charge
$24,560
$25,385
Powertrain 
More Horsepower &     Torque
Standard
Gas I4
Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement
2.5L/150
2.5 L/152
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower @ RPM
196 @ 6300
178 @ 6000
Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4400
170 @ 4100
Fuel Injection
Direct Injection
Sequential MPI
4-Wheel ABS
 Yes  Yes
Dimensions
Roomier
Overall Width (In.)
73.0
71.7
Wheelbase (In.)
107.8
109.3
Overall Height (In.)
57.6
57.9
Front Head Room (In.)
39.0
37.9
Exterior
Daytime Running Lamps
 Yes Yes
Remote Keyless Start
 —  Additional
Power Door Locks
 Yes Yes
Keyless Entry
 Yes  Yes
Power Driver Side Mirror
 Yes  Yes
Interior
Driver Airbag
 Yes Yes
Passenger Airbag
 Yes Yes
Passenger Airbag Sensor
Yes Yes
Thorax Side Impact
 Yes Yes
Head Curtain Side Impact
 Yes Yes
Safety
OnStar Directions and Connections w/ 6-Months Included
4-Wheel ABS
 Yes Yes
Driver Airbag
Yes Yes
Passenger Airbag
Yes Yes
Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Yes
Tire Pressure Monitor
 Yes Yes
Traction Control System
 Yes Yes
Electronic Stability Control System
 Yes Yes
Telematics
Yes
Fuel
Larger Fuel Tank Capacity
EPA Est Fuel Economy City
25 (2014)
25.0
EPA Est Fuel Economy Hwy
36 (2014)
35.0
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5
17.0
Warranty
Considerably Longer Warranty (Miles & Years)
Bumper-To-Bumper Limited Warranty (Miles)
36,000
36,000
Bumper-To-Bumper Limited Warranty (Years)
3
3
Powertrain/Drivetrain Limited Warranty (Miles)
100,000
60,000
Powertrain/Drivetrain Limited Warranty (Years)
5
5
Roadside Assistance Program (Miles)
100,000
25,000
Roadside Assistance Program (Years)
5
2
Maintenance Warranty (Years)
2
2

Thank you Chevrolet.com for the comparison chart.