Compare 1997 Chevrolet Malibu vs 1997 Hyundai Sonata

1997 Chevrolet Malibu
1997 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan N/A N/A $14,155 $15,470
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $16,643 $18,190
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 27 $14,159 $15,549
Sonata 4-Door Sedan GL Automatic 20 27 $14,650 $16,349
Sonata 4-Door Sedan GL Automatic V6 18 24 $15,546 $17,349
Sonata 4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic V6 18 24 $16,240 $18,549
Sonata 4-Door Sedan Manual 21 28 $13,368 $14,749
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,155
$14,159
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,470
$15,549
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$259 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 36.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.9 101.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 57.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.1 57.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
28.5 27.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.4 185.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.0 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 13.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.12 x .87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.8 x 1.8 9.0 x 1.7
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.2 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 34.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.06
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R15 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R15 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3051 2966
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
103 75
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5600 137 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4400 129 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LD9 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 27
Transmission
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.13 2.176
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.488
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.007
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.685
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.551
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Hyundai Sonata
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.60 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Macpherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent

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