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2023 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review

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2023 Chevrolet
Malibu

MSRP*: $24,700 to $31,500
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2022 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

MSRP*: $27,350 to $35,700
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MPG - City 22 - 29 MPG 45 - 50 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 36 MPG 51 - 54 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)
  • 192-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 160 hp 192 hp
Exterior Length 194.2 in 192.9 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 46.1 in
Rear 34.8 in
Head Room Front 39.1 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 40.0 in
Rear 37.8 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
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 Hybrid. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Malibu.

Convenience
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Chevrolet Malibu, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Hybrid.

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

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

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

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 Sonata Hybrid.

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 Hybrid.