When it comes to midsize sedans, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2017 Chrysler 200 are competitive models. However, when placed next to each other, you’ll discover that the Malibu:
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu proves itself a strong performer across the board. The lineup starts off with a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, a setup that generates 184 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 Chrysler 200 might have a larger introductory engine at 2.4L, but an output of 173 lb-ft of torque proves that size isn’t everything.
Also available in the Chevrolet lineup is the Malibu Hybrid, which relies on a 1.8L four-cylinder engine matched to an electric motor, from which you’ll get 182 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. Plus, the Malibu Hybrid reaches an EPA-estimated 49 mpg city. The Chrysler 200’s 3.6L V6 engine doesn’t even reach such levels of torque, as it’s rated at just 262 lb-ft of torque, and its best city mileage falls in the low-20 mpg range.
With 11 available active safety technologies available, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is prepared to keep you and your passengers safe. Take advantage of the likes of:
The 2017 Chrysler 200, on the other hand, doesn’t offer teen driver technology to automatically enable certain safety features, set speed and volume limits, and more when another driver is behind the wheel, nor will you find front pedestrian braking available.
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