Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid vs. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

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Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Bassem Girgis is a Freelance Writer with a strong passion for creativity. Bassem strongly connects with writing, music, photography, and martial arts.


, - October 21, 2016

The Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid has seen some major changes in 2016, starting with the exterior. The body is now sleek, smooth, and elegant. As for the interior, it features all the advanced technology that make it able to compete with the best of its class. market.

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid saw some upgrades all around. The exterior is now bold, due to the larger grille that was designed in 2016. The interior is now equipped with far more comfort and safety features than the older model. The Sonata can finally compete with the best.

Can the new Sonata Hybrid compete with the Malibu Hybrid?

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What the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Gets Right

The Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid comes equipped with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gas engine and an electric motor, which produce a total of 182 horsepower. The Malibu Hybrid is rated at 46 mpg in combined city and highway driving, which is one of the highest on the hybrid market. The Malibu comes equipped with keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, and even a built-in Wi-Fi. The Hybrid comes equipped with all the safety features you may need, like a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, and lane-keeping assist. This car is both visually pleasing and extremely efficient.

What the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Gets Right

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is equipped with a 2-liter engine, which works together with an electric motor. Total output is 193 horsepower. Fuel economy is rated at 41 mpg in combined city and highway driving. The new Sonata comes equipped with a rearview camera, heated power-folding mirrors, a touchscreen system, and optional HID headlights. As for extra safety features, the Sonata offers a driver knee airbag, blind spot monitoring, and a collision warning system. This hybrid can finally compete with the top, most reputable hybrids on the market.

Can the Sonata Compete with the Malibu?

Although the Sonata is quite impressive with its looks, performance, and features, the Malibu received higher ratings in every category, which gives it the lead in this competition.

Our Verdict: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

With its new look, comfortable interior, and unmatched efficiency, the Malibu comes out on top.

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Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Bassem Girgis is a Freelance Writer with a strong passion for creativity. Bassem strongly connects with writing, music, photography, and martial arts.