Compare 2011 Hyundai Sonata vs 2010 Chevrolet Malibu

2011 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS 24 35 $18,593 $19,395
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 22 35 $19,538 $20,395
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 22 35 $19,538 $20,395
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 22 35 $21,578 $22,795
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic SE 22 33 $23,026 $24,345
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd PZEV 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd PZEV w/Wine Int 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd w/Wine Int 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid 34 39 $24,383 $25,795
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd 22 33 $25,465 $27,245
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd w/Wine Int 22 33 $25,465 $27,245
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $20,733 $21,825
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 33 $21,579 $22,715
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,916 $25,175
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,607 $26,955
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,593
$20,733
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,395
$21,825
Monthly Payment Estimate
$323 / month
$364 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Hyundai Sonata takes some smart styling and performance risks to raise its profile. The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu remains one of the strongest players in the mid-size sedan segments, though its rivals are certainly worth a look.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.8 97.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 53.0
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 191.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
110.0 112.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 15.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.65 x - TBD -
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)
11.2 x 0.4 10.87 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
T125/80D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3161 3415
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.7 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
GDI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 4250 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA LE5
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
198 @ 6300 169 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.95
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.70 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA MN5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.25-4.33 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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