2021 Chevrolet Malibu vs. Its Competition

2021 Chevrolet Malibu
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Nissan Altima are mid-size sedan stalwarts, and each have been recently redesigned, offering great tech, crash test scores, and safety equipment.

Of the three, only the Altima is offered with available all-wheel drive.

Hyundai’s bold-looking Sonata offers something different from conventional mid-size sedans, though its styling isn’t for everyone; maybe you like the related Kia K5 better.

The sleek Mazda 6 is the most fun mid-size sedan of the bunch to drive and is a less common sight (in rental fleets or otherwise).

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Quick Specs
5.7
The 2021 Chevrolet Malibu swings with great styling and space, but strikes out on safety.
7.3
The 2021 Hyundai Sonata wears luxury threads in pricey models, but all versions get excellent safety and warranty coverage.
7.0
The 2021 Toyota Camry elevates its family-sedan game with grabby looks and hybrid power.
7.0
The 2020 Honda Accord is one of the best sedans available, a must-drive for any shopper.
6.7
The 2020 Mazda 6 gives drivers a last great shot to stay crossover-free.
6.7
The 2020 Nissan Altima is a handsome sedan with a great-looking price.
MSRP From     
$22,140$23,600$24,970$24,270$24,100$24,300
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 54 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 47 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan LSE 2.5LLE Automatic (Natl)LX 1.5T CVTSport Automatic2.5 S Sedan
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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