2013 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2013 Hyundai Sonata

2013 Chevy Malibu LTZ BlueThe 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size sedan offered by Chevy. Its roots date back to a trim level of the Chevy Chevelle that debuted in 1964 and continues to be one of America’s most popular sedans. The mid-size sedan segment is perhaps the most crowded car type in the United States. While our Schaumburg-area Chevy dealer clearly prefers the Malibu, we realize there are other models available like the 2013 Hyundai Sonata. Both vehicles have relatively similar starting prices, so what separates the two models?

Vehicle Performance

With a mid-size sedan, you’re looking for smooth handling and an engine that’s going to offer you enough drive to take you and your family where you need to go. Starting with Hyundai, they offer a 2.4L four-cylinder engine capable of 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. Malibu offers the more powerful engine option with a 2.5L capable of 197 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque.

Standard On-Star

Both the Malibu and Sonata come with many of the same standard features like Bluetooth connectivity, but the Malibu trumps the 2013 Sonata by offering standard On-Star. It’s a subscription-based system offering many different features such as:

  • A concierge service to help you find restaurants, hotels, or anywhere else you want to go
  • Turn-by-turn directions sent straight to your car
  • Handsfree calling
  • Roadside assistance
  • If your vehicle gets stolen, On-Star can track the location of the car

More Room in the Back

With a mid-size sedan, you want as much room as possible to make sure you and your passengers are comfortable. The backseat of the Chevy Malibu offers more leg and shoulder room than the Sonata, which means your kids won’t be kicking your seat as much.

Test Drive the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu at Biggers Chevrolet

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is clearly the choice to make, so come to Biggers Chevrolet and take one out for a test drive. Our dealership is only about 20 minutes west of Schaumburg by taking Schaumburg Road west and making a right on East Chicago Street. We’re located at 1385 East Chicago Street here in Elgin, Illinois. Let us know if you have any questions; our staff is here to help!