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2009 Hyundai Sonata

2009 Chevrolet Malibu

  2009 Hyundai Sonata 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
MSRP
$18,700
$21,605
Invoice $17,922 $20,416
MPG
City/Highway
19/32 22/34
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line TheCarConnection.com still rates the Honda Accord as the family-sedan champion, but the 2009 Hyundai Sonata lands solidly in the upstart tier that includes the Mazda6, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu. Read Full Review The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Vastly improved interior
  • Handsome exterior styling
  • Smooth new four-cylinder engine
  • Great warranty

Dislikes:

  • Seats feel somewhat flat
  • Bluetooth integration a little quirky
  • Steering feels less precise than competition

Likes:

  • Elegant interior styling and top-tier materials
  • Refined, responsive powertrains
  • Four-cylinder fuel economy
  • Feels different than rivals
  • Good roadholding

Dislikes:

  • Not very sporty
  • No screen-based nav system
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