Compare 2004 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2004 Hyundai Sonata

2004 Chevrolet Malibu
2004 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 24 34 $17,174 $18,770
4-Door Sedan LS 23 32 $19,004 $20,770
4-Door Sedan LT 23 32 $21,292 $23,270
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 22 30 $14,559 $15,999
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 30 $15,308 $16,799
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 27 $16,082 $17,649
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $17,034 $18,799
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 19 27 $17,840 $19,799
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,174
$14,559
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,770
$15,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$313 / month
$267 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 100.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 186.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 14.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x 1.02 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.05 x 1.57 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.92
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3174 3181
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 95
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.4L/143
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5600 138 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4000 147 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
Transmission
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.95
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Hyundai Sonata
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.45
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil springs Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.77 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Ind 4-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/coil springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Ind MacPherson Independent

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