2015 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2015 Chrysler 200
Drivers from Florence and Cincinnati looking for a solid mid-sized sedan to handle all their transportation needs owe it to themselves to take a close look at the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu. It offers a blend of style, power, efficiency, and utility that other models simply can’t match. We’ve created this comparison guide focusing on the new Malibu and the 2015 Chrysler 200, so you can see for yourself just how much the Chevy model has to offer. Explore both cars, and then plan a trip from Cincinnati to Tom Gill Chevrolet located in Florence.
Both the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2015 Chrysler 200 have two engine options available. The entry-level Malibu engine offers more power overall, and the secondary engine offers significantly more torque for a thrilling driving experience.
- 2015 Chevy Malibu Specs: Choose from a 2.5L four-cylinder that delivers 196 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque, or a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder producing 259 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
- 2015 Chrysler 200 Specs: The 200 has a smaller 2.4L four-cylinder standard engine with 184 hp and 173 lb-ft of torque, or a 3.6L V6 that musters 295 hp, but only 262 lb-ft of torque.
Despite offering more power, the base Malibu engine is more fuel efficient thanks to a stop/start system that helps you save gas when idling. The secondary engine also offers better gas mileage in the city, which is great if most of the driving you do is in and around Cincinnati.
- Malibu MPG: With the four-cylinder engine drivers can get 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. The turbocharged engine is rated at 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
- 200 MPG: The base engine only gets 23 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway while the 3.6L V6 is rated at 19 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.
Browse the list of features available for either of these cars and you are likely to find everything you’re looking for. But there is one important feature that comes standard on all Malibus but is unavailable for the 200: OnStar.
This advanced telematics system keeps you safer on the roads by connecting you with emergency responders and roadside assistance providers. It will also unlock your doors if you leave your keys in the car. But the most exciting feature is likely the 4G LTE wireless coverage that extends high-speed internet access to as many as seven devices wherever and whenever you are traveling.
Independent crash tests show the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu to be the safer car. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Malibu a perfect five-star overall ranking while they gave the 200 just four stars finding fault with the car’s frontal impact protection.
Test Drive the Malibu Today
If the Malibu sounds like the smarter choice, make your way from Cincinnati to Tom Gill Chevrolet located at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, Kentucky. We are just 15 minutes southwest down I-71. Visit our dealership to work with our friendly sales staff seven days a week.