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2015 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2015 Hyundai Sonata Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Malibu offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Sonata with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. 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. The Chevrolet Malibu and the Hyundai Sonata have similar Destination Charges.

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
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Malibu is somewhat more powerful than the Hyundai Sonata.

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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2015 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $22,465 - $30,480

2015 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,150 - $33,525
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $250 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.39%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.98%
City MPG: 21 - 25 23 - 28
Highway MPG: 30 - 36 32 - 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*: $21,679 - $28,804 $20,295 - $31,425

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