The Chevrolet Malibu vs Toyota Camry
For years, the Sedan has been a popular car segment for shoppers of all sorts. One of the most popular is the Chevrolet Malibu, a sensible sedan that has been on the market since 1964. While the vehicle was off the market for a few years throughout the 80’s and 90’s, this allowed the model time to watch and learn. The sedan market has always been crowded with competition, and the Malibu has gone neck-in-neck with the Toyota Camry for years. This is why we’re going to analyze how they stack up and explain why the Malibu is in fact the better option.
Without sacrificing features, the Malibu Premium is placed on the market for a lower price than its close competition - the Camry V6 Auto XLE. In order to ensure its drivers and passengers with utmost comfort, the Chevrolet Malibu offers more front head room, longer wheelbase, and wider stance. Another aspect of the Chevrolet Malibu that the Camry doesn’t come equipped with is the OnStar communication and assistance feature, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi that allows seven devices to connect.
The Malibu Premium is essentially the perfect road trip vehicle, combining modern technology, extra space to fit all the necessities, and to top it all off, an impressive engine to get you where you need to be. While the Malibu’s 2.0L 4 cylinder is a bit smaller than the Camry’s 3.5L V6, the Chevrolet Malibu’s engine is turbocharged, so it makes up for it with its 260 ft.-lbs. of torque compared to the Camry’s 248 ft.-lbs. With the Chevrolet Malibu’s decrease in engine size comes an increase in fuel economy, estimating about 22 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, compared to 21 mpg city, 31 mpg highway of the Camry.
When it comes to warranty, the Chevrolet Malibu offers a much more impressive package, with a five-year/60,000 roadside assistance program, along with two years of free scheduled maintenance. The Toyota Camry only offers a two- year/unlimited mileage warranty, and does not offer the two years of free scheduled maintenance that Toyota offers.
All in all, the Chevrolet Malibu sets itself apart as a reliable, fuel efficient, modern vehicle for those in the market for a modern sedan.