Compare 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2013 Hyundai Sonata

2013 Chevrolet Malibu
2013 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan ECO w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan ECO w/1SA 25 37 $23,860 $24,985
Malibu 4-Door Sedan ECO w/2SA 25 37 $25,398 $26,595
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 34 $21,225 $21,995
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 34 $22,141 $23,185
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 34 $23,769 $24,890
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/3LT 21 30 $25,403 $26,600
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/1LZ 22 34 $25,859 $27,365
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/2LZ 21 30 $28,066 $29,700
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4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SE 22 34 $23,727 $25,095
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 24 35 $22,277 $23,545
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 36 40 $24,248 $25,650
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 36 40 $28,674 $30,550
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited w/Panoramic Sunroof Pkg 36 40 $28,674 $30,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,860
$25,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,985
$27,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$460 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Thinking small makes the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu a more sporty sedan, but doesn't help its rear-seat space at all. With a standout design; perky performance; great gas mileage; and exceptional value for the money, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is one of the best buys among mid-size sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.30 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.50 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.3 103.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.50 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.10 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.10 45.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.00 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.90 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.00 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.20 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
191.50 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.60 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.00 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
107.80 110.0
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.00 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 16.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RA9 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
RA9 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P225/45R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3589 3452
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 2.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4900 269 @ 1750-4500
Engine Order Code
LUK NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6200 274 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.800
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.385
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.637
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.885
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.386
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.772
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.212
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Hyundai Sonata
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
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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