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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Toyota Camry

When we compare the Chevrolet Malibu to the Toyota Camry, the Chevrolet Malibu has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and interior volume. The Toyota Camry has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet Malibu versus the Toyota Camry, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Chevrolet Malibu versus Toyota Camry Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Chevrolet Malibu ranges from $16,998 to $26,940 while a used Toyota Camry from the same model year range is priced between $20,999 to $32,995. For a new model, the Chevrolet Malibu's price is between $23,694 and $33,389, with the Toyota Camry priced between $27,655 and $38,402.

Chevrolet Malibu versus Toyota Camry Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chevrolet Malibu is 8.0 out of 10 while the Toyota Camry's quality rating is 8.9 out of 10. This results in the Chevrolet Malibu being ranked 7 out of 8 Best Midsize Cars for the Money and the Toyota Camry being ranked 2 out of 8. Out of 13 Best Midsize Cars, the Chevrolet Malibu is ranked 13 and the Toyota Camry is ranked 2.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chevrolet Malibu’s base engine makes 160 horsepower, and the Toyota Camry base engine makes 203 horsepower. The Malibu is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 553 miles. The Camry is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 616 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are midsize cars, the Chevrolet Malibu has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Toyota Camry has the advantage in the areas of front leg room and rear head room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Toyota Camry has higher safety ratings than the Chevrolet Malibu, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4.29 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Toyota Camry has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2023 Chevrolet Malibu

2023 Toyota Camry

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$23,694 - $33,389

Used Asking Price:

$16,998 - $26,940

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

45.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$27,655 - $38,402

Used Asking Price:

$20,999 - $32,995

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

40.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

7.3 / 10

Safety:

8.6 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

7.9 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 13
6 / 13
7 / 8
9 / 13
12 / 13

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 13
2 / 13
2 / 13
2 / 13
2 / 8

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

LS, LS Fleet, LT, RS

Trim Levels

LE, XLE, XLE V6, SE, SE Nightshade, XSE, XSE V6, TRD

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.29 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

160 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque:

184 foot-lbs @ 2500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.051 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

203 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque:

184 foot-lbs @ 5000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

27 / 35 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

427 / 553 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

28 / 39 / 32

Range (city/hwy):

442 / 616 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.1 inches

Cargo Space:

15.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

102.9 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

38 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.7 inches

Cargo Space:

15.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

100.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3135 lbs

Width:

73 inches

Height:

57.9 inches

Length:

194.2 inches

Wheelbase:

111.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3310 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

56.9 inches

Length:

192.1 inches

Wheelbase:

111.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

P205/65R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P215/55R17