Compare 2010 Toyota Camry vs 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 22 33 $17,938 $19,395
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 32 $18,909 $20,445
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LE 22 33 $18,869 $20,850
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 22 32 $19,820 $21,900
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 22 33 $19,947 $22,165
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 22 32 $20,847 $23,165
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 19 28 $22,107 $24,565
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 28 $23,254 $25,840
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 22 32 $23,331 $25,925
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 19 28 $26,138 $29,045
Select style
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $20,416 $21,605
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $21,267 $22,505
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,346 $24,705
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 26 34 $24,149 $25,555
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,401 $26,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,938
$20,416
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,395
$21,605
Monthly Payment Estimate
$323 / month
$360 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Toyota Camry is competent in all respects but certainly not trendsetting, and it remains one of the smartest mid-size sedan choices. The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 97.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 112.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
189.2 191.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 15.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.06 x - TBD - 10.87 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P225/50R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3263 3415
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6000 169 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
167 @ 4100 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA LE5
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/146.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA MN5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 2.95
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Camry Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-Link 4-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7

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