2015 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2015 Chrysler 200

2015 Chevrolet Malibu

2015 Chevrolet Malibu

2015 Chrysler 200

2015 Chrysler 200


The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2015 Chrysler 200 are both popular sedans for commuters in the Bradenton and Tampa area. But how do you choose between them? Cox Chevrolet is proud to feature this handy guide to both vehicles.


The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu features 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, and full power accessories, as well as a power driver’s seat. You’ll also get a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, and OnStar with 4G Wi-Fi and safety features like automatic crash assistance. The 2015 Chrysler 200 has steel wheels, a manually adjustable driver’s seat, and a four-speaker sound system with no CD player. For some of the features on the base Malibu, you’d have to upgrade to the Limited trim on the 200.

The LT trim on the Malibu is divided into three sub-trims, which include features like the MyLink infotainment system with smartphone compatibility and voice controls, while the basic Limited trim on the 200 has fewer electronic features but does add luxuries like heated seats if you purchase additional packages.

For luxury features like heated leather seats, the LTZ trim of the Malibu is your pick—you can even choose a sunroof. The 200C also adds leather upholstery, but for more high-end safety features you’d have to pick an additional package.

Performance and Fuel Efficiency

The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu’s standard engine is a 2.5L four-cylinder engine, which produces 196 hp and 191 lb-feet of torque. It gets 25 city mpg and 36 highway mpg, and also comes with a stop-start system that quietly turns off the engine when the car halts and turns it on again quickly when gas is applied. The upper trims also provide the option of a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 259 hp and 295 lb-feet of torque, while getting 21 city mpg and 30 highway mpg.

The 2015 Chrysler 200 has a standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine, which produces 184 hp and 173 lb-feet of torque, and gets 23 city mpg and 36 highway mpg. Optional on the higher trims is a 2.6L V6 engine that produces 295 hp and 262 lb-feet of torque, while getting 19 city mpg and 29 highway mpg. Each engine comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive with an option of all-wheel drive on the V6.

Safety Ratings

The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu has earned a perfect score of five stars in each overall crash protection category in government crash testing. It also features the OnStar telematics system as a standard, which comes with emergency services. The 2015 Chrysler 200 earned only four of five stars on government crash tests.

Get the Malibu at Cox Chevrolet

To test drive the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, schedule an appointment at Cox Chevrolet today! You can find us a quick drive from Sarasota and Tampa in nearby Bradenton at 2900 Cortez Road West.