Compare 2008 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2009 Toyota Camry

2008 Chevrolet Malibu
2009 Toyota Camry
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 24 32 $22,580 $23,895
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $18,805 $19,900
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $20,019 $21,185
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 30 $21,772 $23,040
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ 17 26 $25,604 $27,095
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 21 31 $18,678 $20,195
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 21 31 $19,593 $21,650
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 31 $20,533 $22,815
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 21 31 $23,016 $25,575
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 21 31 $17,707 $19,145
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LE 21 31 $18,643 $20,600
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 31 $19,633 $21,815
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 19 28 $21,793 $24,215
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 28 $22,939 $25,490
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 19 28 $25,823 $28,695
Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 33 34 $23,796 $26,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,580
$18,678
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,895
$20,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$337 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
After years of being a second-stage alternative, the Malibu is a legitimate contender for best-in-class. The 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid melds the automaker's proven, hybrid system into America's bread-and-butter sedan. What's not to like?
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
191.8 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 15.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.06 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QPE NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QPE NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3307
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
164 @ 6400 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
159 @ 5000 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LAT NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.20
Trans Order Code
ME7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.41
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Toyota Camry
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Dual-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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