2016 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2016 Toyota Camry

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

2016 Toyota Camry

2016 Toyota Camry

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2016 Toyota Camry are both good choices in the competitive midsize sedan segment. Both offer remarkable fuel economy, upscale style, and all the latest technology features. You’re faced with a challenging choice—read on to find out how they compare below.


The 2016 Toyota Camry starts at $23,905 MSRP including shipping fees. The 2016 Chevy Malibu starts at $22,500 MSRP including destination. $1,405 isn’t exactly a huge difference, but it should be enough to make you seriously consider what advantages the Toyota offers over the Chevy.

Powertrain And Performance

These two cars offer totally different styles of engines, both in the base model, and when it comes to upgrade options. Consider the numbers:

  • The Chevy Malibu comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder that makes 163 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, the Malibu is rated at 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway based on EPA estimates. A 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder good for 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque is also offered. This engine is rated at up to 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
  • The Toyota Camry uses a 2.5L four-cylinder that generates 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque and earns an EPA estimated 25 mpg city/35 mpg highway. The Malibu is offered with a 3.5L V6 engine that makes 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. The V6 earns 21 mpg city/31 mpg highway.

It’s obvious that the Chevy is the clear winner when it comes to fuel economy, and in terms of power and performance, it should be able to easily keep up with the Camry.

Comfort and Convenience Features

The Malibu, despite the lower starting price, also offers superior feature content. The Malibu starts with remote keyless start, and the OnStar telematics system with in-car 4G LTE connectivity and WiFi hotspot. Those features are missing from the Camry.

The Malibu is also covered with 60,000-miles/5-years of roadside assistance, while the Toyota Camry only offers 25,000-miles/2-years worth of roadside coverage.

Come to Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Chicago Now

We’re your leading Chevy dealer serving Park Ridge and Chicago. If you’d like to test drive the latest Chevy Malibu or any other Chevrolet model currently in our inventory. We’re located at 5333 W. Irving Park Rd. in Chicago, IL and we hope to see you soon!