2022 Chevrolet Camaro vs Chevrolet Malibu Comparison in Salem, OR

When it's time for a new daily driver, you may be tempted to stay safe and go with a reliable four-door sedan that seats 5 comfortably and is imbued with luxury and sophistication. But deep down, there's another part of you that craves breathtaking power in a vehicle that garners second looks everywhere you go. You may be surprised to learn that the performance car of your dreams just may be your perfect vehicle for daily use. Below you'll find a side-by-side comparison of the 2022 Chevy Camaro and the 2022 Chevy Malibu. You'll see how the two stack up in every area including performance, technology, safety, and much more. So whether you're leaning towards a classic muscle car or a reliable family sedan, Capitol Chevrolet has exactly what you're looking for.

2022 Chevrolet Camaro vs Chevrolet Malibu Exterior

2022 Chevy Camaro vs 2022 Chevy Malibu: Design & Exterior Features

The 2022 Camaro is a muscle car through and through with bold curves and a striking silhouette while the 2022 Malibu is more reserved with stylish lines and an attractive countenance. The Malibu offers an available rear spoiler for a slightly more sporty flair while the Camaro offers three rear spoiler options including a rear blade spoiler or the rear high wing. You'll find standard 16" aluminum wheels on the Malibu with 19" wheels available on higher trim levels. The Camaro offers standard 18" 5-split-spoke aluminum alloy wheels and offers size options up to 20". Only the Camaro offers an available power sunroof for a more open-air feel.

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2022 Chevrolet Camaro vs Chevrolet Malibu Interior

2022 Chevy Camaro vs 2022 Chevy Malibu: Comfort & Technology

You can seat up to 4 with the 93 cubic feet of passenger volume found in the 2022 Camaro while the 2022 Malibu offers 102.9 cubic feet of room for up to 5. There's plenty of room for luggage, backpacks, or shopping bags in both trunks, although the Malibu offers 6.6 more cubic feet of space than the Camaro. Both offer luxurious comforts inside like a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, standard on the Camaro and available on the Malibu as well as available heated front seats. The Malibu takes the comfort a step further with available heated rear outboard seats and ventilated front seats. You'll find standard Recaro® performance bucket seats on higher trim levels of the Camaro for a more secure fit and bolstering.

To keep you easily connected to the outside world, both the Camaro and the Malibu come standard with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System, equipped with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability and standard Bluetooth® with voice control. The Camaro offers standard hands-free calling, a feature not found on the Malibu. The Camaro offers a standard 7" touchscreen with the option to upgrade to an 8" screen while the Malibu only offers the 8" touchscreen across all trim levels. Wireless charging is available on both cars as is a Bose® 9-speaker premium audio system,

2022 Chevy Camaro vs 2022 Chevy Malibu: Performance

When you slip behind the wheel of a Chevy Camaro, you do so with the expectation that you'll be treated to an awesome display of power and the 2022 Camaro doesn't disappoint. With a standard 2.0L turbo engine that generates a mighty 275 horsepower and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, you'll feel every shift. If you're craving more power, there are three more powertrains to choose from, each with increasing performance. The cream of the crop comes standard on the Camaro ZL1 model and offers a whopping 650 horsepower. It comes standard with Brembo® front and rear performance antilock brakes. You can also opt for an 8- or 10-speed automatic transmission.

The 2022 Malibu offers a standard 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder engine and produces a solid 160 horsepower and 184 lb/ft of torque. You can step up trim levels for the 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder and get a thunderous 250 horsepower. A CVT automatic transmission is standard or you can choose the available 9-speed automatic.

2022 Chevrolet Camaro vs Chevrolet Malibu Features

2022 Chevy Camaro vs 2022 Chevy Malibu: Safety

Your safety and that of your passengers is top priority for Chevy engineers and the 2022 Camaro  and 2022 Malibu are perfect examples. The NHTSA awarded the Malibu five stars in the frontal crash safety test while the Camaro was awarded an overall five stars. LED Daytime Running Lights are standard on the Camaro and available on higher trim levels of the Malibu. Both cars offer available Forward Collision Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Only on the Malibu will you find available Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. You can safely teach your children to drive on both cars with the assistance of the standard Teen Driver feature, which allows you to limit certain features and receive an in-vehicle report card to monitor their progress.

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2022 Chevy Camaro vs 2022 Chevy Malibu: Overall Value

With a starting MSRP of only $25,000, the 2022 Chevrolet Camaro is a portrait of pure performance, adrenaline, and muscle. If you're looking for a car that will let people know who you are that also offers comfort and quality features, the Camaro is a perfect choice. The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu, with a starting MSRP of just $23,400 is ideal for your daily commute or the weekend trip with the family. Loaded with features to give you comfort and convenience, the Malibu would look great in your driveway. To see either, or both, of these exciting cars in person, we invite you to stop by our Capitol Chevrolet showroom in Salem or contact us to schedule your test drive. We can't wait to see you behind the wheel of a new Chevy!

Feature2022 Chevrolet Camaro2022 Chevrolet Malibu
MSRP$25,000$23,400
Standard Horsepower275160
Standard Torque295184
Available Powertrains4 Engine Options2 Engine Options
Best 0-60 MPH Time3.5 Seconds7.8 Seconds
Convertible ModelAvailableUnavailable
Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™StandardStandard
Bluetooth® w/ Voice ControlStandardStandard
Wi-Fi HotspotStandardStandard
Automated Emergency BrakingUnavailableAvailable

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.