Compare 2006 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2006 Hyundai Sonata

2006 Chevrolet Malibu
2006 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 24 32 $15,464 $16,365
4-Door Sedan LT w/0LT 24 32 $16,882 $17,865
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 24 32 $17,354 $18,365
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 32 $18,772 $19,865
4-Door Sedan SS 19 26 $21,607 $22,865
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 32 $21,796 $23,065
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GL 24 34 $16,511 $17,895
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GL 24 33 $17,357 $18,795
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS 24 33 $17,896 $19,395
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 20 30 $19,231 $20,895
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 20 30 $20,961 $22,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,464
$16,511
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,365
$17,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$298 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.7
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 105.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 55.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 188.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 16.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.1 x 1.6 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 11.0 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.7
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.28
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3174 3253
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4000 164 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
144 @ 5600 162 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.26
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.55
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.97
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.79
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.63 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 1.17
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan LS 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent

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