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2016 Toyota Camry vs 2016 Chevy Malibu

Most drivers prioritize comfort, safety and efficiency in a new sedan – fortunately for modern shoppers, nearly every 5-passenger car delivers on those fronts, and many now offer impressive and convenient technology in a value-oriented package. With so many strong competitors, you might have trouble choosing the right midsize sedan for your lifestyle and budget. We reviewed the 2016 Toyota Camry vs the 2016 Chevy Malibu to determine the strengths and disadvantages of each midsize option.

The entry-level Malibu L houses a 160-horsepower 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine with turbocharger paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, standard. Additional engine options include a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder with turbocharger and a 1.8-litre hybrid engine configuration.

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2016 Toyota Camry versus 2016 Chevy Malibu
2.5L 4-cylinder Engine 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder
178 Horsepower 160
Automatic Transmission Automatic
Standard Backup Camera Available

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is a four-door, five-passenger midsize car offered in L, LS, LT, Hybrid and Premier trims. Additional standard equipment on the 2016 Malibu includes: 16-inch wheels, 10 air bags, air-conditioning, a telescoping steering column, electronic cruise control, a free, six-month trial of the OnStar Guidance Plan, power windows, a driver information centre, tire pressure monitoring system and stability control, among other features. The 2016 Malibu comes up short on fuel capacity when compared to the Toyota Camry, with a fuel tank capacity of only 49 litres. The Malibu also pales in comparison to the Camry's long list of desirable standard features.

With a much larger fuel tank capacity (64.35 litres), the 2016 Toyota Camry will take your family farther with fewer fill-ups. The Toyota Camry also has more power on deck with 178 standard horsepower compared to the Malibu's 160. Like the Malibu, the 2016 Toyota Camry is a four-door, five-passenger midsize sedan. The Camry is offered in four trims: base LE, SE, XLE and XSE. Beyond the standard 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, there is one engine option: a 3.5-litre V-6 with 268 horsepower, which is available on the XLE and XSE trims. Standard 2016 Camry features include: rear seat heater ducts, six speakers, a 6.1-inch touchscreen audio display with a backup camera, cruise control, power locks, keyless entry with trunk release, a 12-volt accessory power outlet, power windows, a cargo net, heated side mirrors, a locking glove box, sliding front centre armrest, an exterior temperature gauge and much more.

Not only does the 2016 Toyota Camry carry more of the features midsize sedan drivers have come to expect, the Camry also offers significantly more rear leg- and headroom than the Malibu. Transport your family in comfort and style – test drive the 2016 Camry today!