Compare 2011 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2011 Ford Taurus vs 2011 Hyundai Sonata

2011 Chevrolet Malibu
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2011 Ford Taurus
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2011 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 33 $20,876 $21,975
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 33 $21,826 $22,975
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $24,115 $25,385
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,806 $27,165
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 17 25 $31,178 $33,870
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 18 28 $29,513 $32,020
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 18 28 $23,573 $25,420
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 17 25 $27,218 $29,470
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 18 28 $25,553 $27,620
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 17 25 $34,913 $38,020
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4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd 22 33 $25,465 $27,245
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd w/17" Wheels 22 33 $25,373 $27,145
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd w/Wine Int 22 33 $25,465 $27,245
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic SE 22 33 $23,026 $24,345
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 22 35 $19,538 $20,395
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 22 35 $19,538 $20,395
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid 34 39 $24,383 $25,795
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd PZEV 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd PZEV w/Wine Int 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd w/Wine Int 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 22 35 $21,578 $22,795
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS 24 35 $18,593 $19,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,876
$31,178
$25,465
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,975
$33,870
$27,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$565 / month
$454 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu isn't edgy or high-performance, but it has everything that most mid-size sedan shoppers seek. The 2011 Ford Taurus isn’t quite a game-changing sedan, but it's a handsome, solid, high-quality choice. The 2011 Hyundai Sonata takes some smart styling and performance risks to raise its profile.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 17 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 25 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 38.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.0 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 55.8 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.9 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.7 102.2 103.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 56.9 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9 45.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 56.3 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 85.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 65.3 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
191.8 202.9 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 60.7 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 65.5 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 112.9 110.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 20.1 16.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x - TBD - - TBD - 11.2 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 19.0 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD - 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 17.0 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 41.0 35.8
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P255/45VR19 P225/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TBQ NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P255/45VR19 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA TBQ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3432 4224 3338-3452
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 - TBD - 2.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD - 110
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI GDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4500 249 @ 4500 269 @ 1750-4500
Engine Order Code
LE5 99W NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 3.5L/213 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6400 263 @ 6250 274 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 25 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 17 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48 4.65
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA SelectShift SHIFTRONIC
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87 2.83
Trans Order Code
MH8 44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.39 2.89
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Ford Taurus Hyundai Sonata
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.83 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 1.14 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 9.3 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 4 6
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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