Compare 2010 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2009 Toyota Camry

2010 Chevrolet Malibu
2009 Toyota Camry
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $20,733 $21,825
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 33 $21,579 $22,715
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,916 $25,175
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,607 $26,955
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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
$20,733
$18,678
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,825
$20,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$364 / month
$337 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu remains one of the strongest players in the mid-size sedan segments, though its rivals are certainly worth a look. 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
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.7 101.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 109.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x - TBD - 11.06 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)
16.3 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 36.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P215/60R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3415 3307
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6400 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4500 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LE5 NA
Displacement
2.4L/146.5 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 2.20
Trans Order Code
MN5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Toyota Camry
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)
0.75 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Dual-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7

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