2017 Hyundai Sonata vs 2017 Chevrolet Malibu

In the midsize sedan industry, there are many that pine for your attention. Most sedans on the road today can promise you impressive styling, great power under the hood and stellar tech innovation both inside and out, but as we’ve seen, only two are able to do so consistently; the 2017 Hyundai Sonata and 2017 Chevrolet Malibu have attracted a large following in recent years for their commitment to your enjoyment and safety behind the wheel, but how well do they stack up head-to-head?

Our sales team here at Planet Hyundai is committed to providing you with a first-class car buying experience, so we did some research on both the Sonata and Malibu models. Let’s jump right in and see how these two sedan industry frontrunners perform!

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2017 Sonata vs 2017 Malibu
$21,600 MSRP $21,680
2.4-liter Inline 4 / 178 hp Base Engine / Horsepower 1.5-liter Inline 4 / 160 hp
28 city / 36 highway Fuel Economy 27 city / 36 highway
7-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission 6-speed automatic

2017 Hyundai Sonata Golden CO

Clearly, for the top performance possible out of your midsize sedan, you can’t go wrong with either the 2017 Hyundai Sonata in Golden CO or 2017 Chevrolet Malibu. If you’re looking for higher tech inside, the Malibu and its standard built-in 4G LTE WiFi hotspot might be for you, but for more class-exclusive features and stronger available engine capability, there aren’t many sedans on the road that can do it better than the Sonata. Its available 2.0-liter turbocharged Inline 4 can produce up to 245 horsepower, giving it a strong grip on the rest of the competition. Also, with a Smart Trunk, more interior room than most sedans on the road and available connection to Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, there isn’t much in the way of comfort and connectivity that the Sonata can’t provide. As you drive, you can have the assurance that the Sonata can keep you safe in ways that other top competitors cannot. This is because of a wealth of safety innovation inside, some of which includes:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist
  • Dynamic Bending Light
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Automatic High Beam Assist
  • Rear Parking Assist
  • Driver’s Knee Airbag
  • Many more!

If you’re interested in learning about the 2017 Hyundai Sonata and its features, feel free to contact our sales team here at Planet Hyundai. We can get you behind the wheel for a test drive, discuss more essential specs, and help you work out a financing deal if you’re convinced that it’s the right sedan for you. Stop in and see our team today!

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