Comparison - Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 2020 - vs - Hyundai Sonata Limited 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
30,220
Updated: 
19 Jun 2019
$
33,500
Updated: 
13 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
1-speed Direct Drive
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.00gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Summit White
#E1EAEF
Mosaic Black Metallic
#0E0E0E
Stone Gray Metallic
#FAFAFA
Cajun Red Tintcoat
#B50025
Silver Ice Metallic
#9AA3AA
Shadow Gray Metallic
#616C76
Northsky Blue Metallic
#02526C
Black Cherry Metallic
#FAFAFA
Color: 
Hampton Gray
#464B4E
Shimmering Silver Pearl
#7B8086
Phantom Black
#101417
Stormy Sea
#152D4E
Portofino Gray
#596164
Quartz White
#B9BBC1
Calypso Red
#8E0D11

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu ranked #11 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Chevrolet Malibu has a score of 6.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 24 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Low base price for the class
Great fuel economy

Cons
Cheap-feeling cabin materials
Dull handling
Less passenger and trunk space than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Almost nothing! The Malibu received a minor visual update for 2019, so the 2020 Malibu carries over to this year with only a few new colors (Stone Gray and Black Cherry) and new wheels for the RS and Premier trims. Three paint colors available in 2019 are no more, so if you had a strong attachment to or lust for Iridescent Pearl, Pacific Blue, or Sandy Ridge, 2020 just isn't your year.

Pros
Handsome (yes, really!) design, lots of tech, great ride and handling for its class.

Cons
Poor rear visibility, cheaper models lack features, can't disable auto stop/start.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.Several optional packages have been renamed.The Malibu Hybrid has been discontinued.

PROS
Spacious interior with lots of front-seat headroom
Easy-to-use touchscreen interface

CONS
Lackluster acceleration from the base 1.5-liter engine
Limited outward visibility
Interior looks dated compared to rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
49.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
43.00mpg
36.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.80L
1.60L
Torque: 
195ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
Horsepower: 
180hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.00Feet
35.90Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electric Power Steering
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.20in
192.90in
Width: 
73.00in
73.20in
Height: 
57.90in
56.90in
Ground Clearance: 
5.30in
Wheel Base: 
111.40in
111.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.10
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
46.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
34.80in
Front Hip Room: 
54.10in
54.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
57.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.40in
54.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.10in
56.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.60cu.ft
16.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3366.00lbs
3336.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Leather
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 8.0 In.
18 X 7.5
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Solid Disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Leather Package
Portable Media Connectivity Package
Appearance Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Option Group 01
Cargo Package
Winter Weather Package
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
Dark Chrome Horizontal Leading Edge Grille
Gray Front Fender Hash Mark W/Light Gray Outline
Custom Molded Front And Rear Splash Guards
Power Sunroof
Gloss Black Grille
Wheel Locks
Black Bowtie
Gray Front Fender Hash Mark W/Light Black Outline
Alternate Finish Mirror Caps
Gloss Black Emblems
Black Front Fender Hash Mark W/Red Outline
Rear Bumper Applique
Mud Guards
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
First Aid Kit
All-Weather Floor Mats
Universal Tablet Holder
Sport Pedal Kit
Inside Rear Side-Window Sunshade
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Stainless Steel Door Sill Plates
Premium Carpeted Floor Mats W/Camaro Logo
Illuminated Door Sill Plates
All-Weather Floor Liners-Front Only
Garage Door Opener
Front/Rear All-Weather Floor Liners
First Aid Kit
Reversible Cargo Tray
All-Season Fitted Liners
Cargo Side Bins
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Hook
Cargo Block

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black, premium cloth
#FFFFFF
Dark Atmosphere/Medium Ash Gray, premium cloth
#87888A
Jet Black, Leather
#000000
Dark Atmosphere/Light Wheat, Leather
#FFFFFF