2019 Toyota Camry vs 2019 Chevy Malibu

2019 Toyota Camry vs 2019 Chevy Malibu

Stuck choosing between the Toyota Camry and the Chevy Malibu? You’re not alone. Sedan shoppers have long been attracted to these two models for their handsome styling, roomy interiors and reputation for reliability. Despite the similarities, the 2019 Camry emerges as a clear victor in the battle for the title of best sedan. See how the 2019 Toyota Camry tops the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu again and again in this model comparison.

Reduced vision when backing up results in hundreds of deaths and injuries each year. Standard on the 2019 Camry’s higher trim levels, the Rear Cross Traffic Braking system uses rear sensors to monitor your surroundings and, if needed, can automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Malibu’s Rear Cross Traffic Alert system costs extra, and even then it doesn’t feature automatic braking. The Camry goes further, offering an optional Bird’s Eye View Camera, which allows the driver to see objects all around the vehicle right from their touchscreen display. The Malibu offers a solid safety package, but the Camry’s goes a step further.

2019 Toyota Camry


2019 Chevy Malibu

$23,945 Starting MSRP $22,090
29 city / 41 hwy Fuel Economy 29 city / 36 hwy
203 hp, 184 lb.-ft. Standard Power Ratings 160 hp, 184 lb.-ft.
301 hp, 267 lb.-ft. Max Power Ratings 250 hp, 260 lb.-ft.

Comparing the 2019 Toyota Camry and the 2019 Chevy Malibu

Both the Camry and the Malibu lineup feature 2 engine options. With the Malibu’s standard 1.5-liter Turbo engine, it delivers 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. The Camry’s standard 2.5-liter DOCH engine brings notably more power, delivering 203 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Malibu isn’t winning any awards for max power ratings either. With its optional 2.0-liter Turbo, the Malibu tops out with 250 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The Camry’s 3.5-liter V6 raises the bar with 301 horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. of torque.

Of course, power isn’t everything. What you pay at the pump is a top consideration for vehicle shoppers. The Camry goes further for less money with a fuel efficiency rating of 29 city / 41 highway compared to the Malibu’s 29 city / 36 highway.

Keen on going green? The Camry Hybrid delivers remarkable fuel efficiency at 51 city / 53 highway. The Malibu Hybrid dawdles behind, giving just 49 city / 43 highway.

With more power and better fuel efficiency, the Camry is the clear victor in the competition over performance.