2018 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

If you are shopping for a sedan, you need to take a look at the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu. These are great car choices for buyers who prioritize practicality. The Elantra and Malibu are the most often cross-shopped against their rivals in their class. However, when these two cars are compared to each other, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra emerges at the top. Let’s see what makes the 2018 Hyundai Elantra the better choice compared to the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu.

Design & Style

Both the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu have proven that dependable family sedans don’t have to be boring. Both these cars have a seating capacity of 5 and they are available in a variety of exterior colors. When it comes to exterior colors, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra offers more options than the Chevy Malibu. Both cars have high end upholstery designed with high quality materials to achieve a perfect finish.

Technology & Safety

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra has carried over a list of available safety features from the 2017 model and some of these features include a rear view camera, lane change assist, lane keep assist, blind-spot detection, lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking. Some other features have been included in the 2018 Elantra and they include adaptive cruise control which automatically sets distance between the driver the vehicles ahead, and dynamic bending lights which turn in the direction of the steering wheel. The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu has almost similar safety feature like the Elantra although it does not have the automatic emergency braking.


When it comes to performance, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra has a powertrain that consists of 162-hp, 150-lb-ft of torque 2.0-liter I-4, while the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu has a powertrain of 122-hp, 130-lb-ft of torque 1.8-liter I-4. The Elantra’s engine comes mated to an automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. Both cars have economic fuel consumption although you get to save more with the Elantra than with the Malibu.

The Bottom Line

The Elantra is one of the bestselling Hyundai models in the market today. The reason is simple. Elantra is designed to meet specific needs for a specific market and drivers who choose it know that this brand is very practical. Over the years, Hyundai has tirelessly worked to ensure that they develop a high end luxury car that is affordable. Elantra competes with top luxury cars and has risen to the top to become one of the bestselling compact sedans in its class. As you can see, the 2018 Elantra has more features to offer compared to the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu. The Elantra offers more power, style and efficiency, all at unbeatable prices.

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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.