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2014 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2014 Hyundai Sonata

Awards
Efficiency
Features
Performance
Safety
Usability
Pricing
2014 Hyundai Sonata
2014 Chevrolet Malibu
          Everything you want meets everything you need.

Awards


Chevrolet has made safety a priority, and it shows: the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Chevrolet Malibu were named IIHS Top Safety Picks.1

Efficiency

If you're trying to pinch pennies, every single mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the one between the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2014 Hyundai Sonata, both in the city and on the highway. Those humble MPGs add up to big savings, too: the average driver can save up to $70 per year on fuel costs by choosing the 2014 Malibu.2

  2014 Chevrolet Malibu  VS  2014 Hyundai Sonata     253  EPA Estimated City MPG244  354    EPA Estimated Highway MPG    354  

Features

Sometimes the beauty is in the details - including the thoughtful touches inside the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. These dynamite details include ice-blue ambient lighting on the instrument panel and doors, easily accessible storage areas, acoustic laminated glass (for a quieter ride) and carefully sculpted seats for comfort that rivals your couch.5

With dozens of standard and optional features, some for enhanced safety and some just for fun, the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu competes handily with the other cars in its class - and wins, hands-down.5

No more parallel parking jitters - the optional Rear Parking Aid on the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2014 Hyundai Sonata, which doesn't have a rear parking aid option.

2014 Chevrolet Malibu VS 2014 Hyundai Sonata optional3 Rear Parking Aid -

Performance

If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu's increased torque6 can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.

  2014 Chevrolet Malibu  VS  2014 Hyundai Sonata    2957    Torque    2698  

Safety

If you're driving a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, and stray from your lane, no worries: the optional Lane Departure Warning System will give you an audio alert, possibly helping avert an accident. If you're driving a 2014 Hyundai Sonata, this extra layer of safety isn't even an option.

The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu offers side airbag protection to its rear passengers standard, but that same level of safety isn't even an option on the 2014 Hyundai Sonata.

  2014 Chevrolet Malibu  VS  2014 Hyundai Sonata    optional7    Lane Departure Warning System    -    standard3  Rear Side Airbag  - 

Usability


Who wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 18 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu will keep you on the road longer than the 2014 Hyundai Sonata.

  2014 Chevrolet Malibu   VS   2014 Hyundai Sonata    5227    Estimated Combined Tank Range    5044  

Pricing

The difference in MSRP between the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2014 Hyundai Sonata may seem significant, until you consider what you're missing when you opt to save that $790: better fuel efficiency, and more standard features, for safety and convenience. Suddenly, that $790 doesn't seem like much of a "savings" at all, does it?

  2014 Chevrolet Malibu  VS  2014 Hyundai Sonata    $22,1403    MSRP    $21,3504  
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1 - Learn more at http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings

2 - Assumes 15,000 miles driven annually, and a per-gallon fuel cost of $3.65

3 - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu LS

4 - 2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS

5 - Data on standard and optional features from the manufacturer's website at http://www.chevy.com/malibu

6 - 295 lb.-ft. vs. 269 lb.-ft.

7 - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu LT

8 - 2014 Hyundai Sonata SE