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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan ECO 25 37 $23,860 $24,985
4-Door Sedan LS 22 34 $21,225 $21,995
4-Door Sedan LT 22 34 $22,141 $23,185
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 34 $25,859 $27,365
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 24 35 $22,277 $23,545
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SE 22 34 $23,727 $25,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,225
$20,010
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,995
$20,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$348 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Thinking small makes the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu a more sporty sedan, but doesn't help its rear-seat space at all. With a standout design; perky performance; great gas mileage; and exceptional value for the money, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is one of the best buys among mid-size sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Large Cars
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.90 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.00 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.30 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.50 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.3 103.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.50 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.10 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.10 45.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.00 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.00 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.20 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) NA 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 191.50 189.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.60 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.00 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 107.80 110.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.3 16.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 35.8
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code -STDRA8 NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size NA T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code -STDRA8 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3393 3316
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 2.69
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 191 @ 4400 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code LCV NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 197 @ 6300 198 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.885
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.386
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.772
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 4.212
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.800
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 3.385
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.637
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Malibu Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear Four-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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