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2016 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2016 Hyundai Sonata Review

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
With the Hyundai Sonata you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Malibu, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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. The Chevrolet Malibu will cost more in transportation costs 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 somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Malibu transmits a bit more power to the wheels than 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.

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2016 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $21,625 - $30,920

2016 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,300 - $34,075
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $2,750
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.96% As low as 1.30%
City MPG: 22 - 27 21 - 28
Highway MPG: 33 - 37 31 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,517 - $29,683 $20,436 - $31,933

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.