2016 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

For quite a long time, the American populace has been enamored by the Chevrolet Malibu on account of its dependability and longevity. However, if you are shopping for a sedan in current times, it would be worthwhile to pay some attention to the 2017 Hyundai Sonata. If you go through the facts, you will find that the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu pales in comparison to the 2017 Hyundai Sonata in many aspects, and is therefore the ideal vehicle for you to get. These are just some of the hard facts that prove this.

Design & Style

One of the problems with the previous iterations of the Chevrolet Malibu was the fact that it looked extremely bland. The 2017 Hyundai Sonata has received a facelift to try and correct this. however, it hasn’t entirely worked, since the vehicle still looks like any other car on the road. It’s simply not a head-turner. Changes to the interior are more successful, as the car has a more premium feel than before thanks to better build quality.

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata, on the other hand, has an exterior design that makes it stand out, but not in a bad way. It is a car that will definitely get you noticed, despite being a bit understated. The Hyundai’s interior is award-winning, with the excellent combination of high quality workmanship and quality materials to come up with an interior that feels luxurious.

Technology & Safety

The 2017 Mazda 6 has many tech features as you would expect from a car manufactured in this era, but it does not match what the 2017 Hyundai Sonata has to offer. Some of the tech features in the Mazda include a 300 watt 6 speaker audio system, Bluetooth capability and cruise control. For safety, standard features include ABS and traction control.

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata, on the other hand, has a more impressive array of tech features on offer. some of these include Apple CarPlay support, Android Auto, a hands-free smart trunk function as well as smart cruise control with start-stop capability for easier driving in traffic. Some of the notable safety features include


The Chevrolet Malibu has a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine producing 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 rpm. As with most cars, this is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The base 2016 Hyundai Sonata ships with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine which produces 185 horsepower, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission as well. This gives the 2016 Hyundai Sonata better straight line acceleration and speed. The suspension setup in the Hyundai also makes it handle better in the corners as well.

The Bottom Line

While the Chevrolet Malibu has been an American icon, the fact of the matter is that the 2017 Hyundai Sonata is a better car. Whether you are single, have a family or have specific driving dynamics from your vehicle, you will find that the 2017 Hyundai Sonata is more capable in satisfying you compared to the Chevrolet Malibu.

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At Springfield Hyundai, you can try out the 2017 Hyundai Sonata without hassle. All you have to do is call or drop by our dealership for the test drive, and you will be ready to experience the power and luxury in the Sonata!

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Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.