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2018 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2018 Toyota Camry Review

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Comfort
The Chevrolet Malibu offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Camry with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Malibu and the Toyota Camry in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Camry you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Malibu, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Malibu will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Camry. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Malibu and the Toyota Camry have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Malibu is about the same width as the Toyota Camry. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Malibu takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Camry.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chevrolet Malibu and the Toyota Camry do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Camry, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Malibu is significantly less powerful than the Toyota Camry. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Malibu and the Toyota Camry. The Chevrolet Malibu has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Toyota Camry.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Malibu comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Camry.

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2018 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $21,680 - $30,975

2018 Toyota
Camry

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MSRP*: $24,000 - $34,950
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City MPG: 22 - 27 22 - 28
Highway MPG: 32 - 36 32 - 39
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $21,572 - $29,736 $21,960 - $31,805

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.