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2021 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2021 Hyundai Sonata Review

New 2021 Chevrolet Malibu

2021 Chevrolet
Malibu

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New 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*
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$22,140 to $33,370
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$23,600 to $33,850
Invoice* $22,118 to $32,169 $22,670 to $32,172
MPG - City 22 - 29 23 - 28
MPG - Hwy 33 - 36 33 - 38
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** **** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Malibu than the Hyundai Sonata. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Malibu.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Malibu as you will with the Hyundai Sonata, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Malibu will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Sonata. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Chevrolet Malibu will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Hyundai Sonata.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Malibu is about the same width as the Hyundai Sonata. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Malibu takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Hyundai Sonata.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Chevrolet Malibu doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Sonata.

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Sonata, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Malibu has less horsepower than the Hyundai Sonata, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Malibu and the Hyundai Sonata. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Malibu as you will in the Hyundai Sonata.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Malibu is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Sonata.