2022 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2022 Hyundai Elantra HEV | NewCars.com

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2022 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2022 Hyundai Elantra HEV Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Malibu

MSRP*: $23,400 to $33,500
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2022 Hyundai
Elantra HEV

MSRP*: $24,100 to $28,600
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Invoice* $22,558 to $32,294 $22,814 to $27,134
MPG - City 22 - 29 MPG 49 - 53 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 36 MPG 52 - 56 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 160-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 139-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 160 - 250 hp 139 hp
Exterior Length 194.2 in 184.1 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 71.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 39.1 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 38.7 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.3 in

*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
The Chevrolet Malibu offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Elantra HEV with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Hyundai Elantra HEV will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Malibu.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Elantra HEV 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). The Chevrolet Malibu is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Elantra HEV. 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 Elantra HEV have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Malibu is a little wider than the Hyundai Elantra HEV, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Chevrolet Malibu, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Hyundai Elantra HEV.

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Elantra HEV, 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 Elantra HEV.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Malibu does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Hyundai Elantra HEV.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Malibu and the Hyundai Elantra HEV.