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Chevrolet Malibu
2020 Chevrolet Malibu
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$22,095
Starting Price (MSRP)
6.6
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Hyundai Sonata
2020 Hyundai Sonata
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$24,000
Starting Price (MSRP)
9.0
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Kia Optima
2020 Kia Optima
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$23,190
Starting Price (MSRP)
N/A
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Overview

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Gas
Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6 Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.7 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Gas
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
160 hp @ 5700 rpm
158 hp
185 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 2500-3000 rpm
145 lb-ft
178 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6 Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion
N/A
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37 ft
N/A
N/A

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16" x TBD
N/A
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x TBD
N/A
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
N/A
Strut
Rear Suspension
Four-Link
N/A
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P205/65R16
N/A
P205/65HR16
Rear Tire
P205/65R16
N/A
P205/65HR16
Spare Tire
T125/80R16
N/A
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
32 MPG
N/A
29 MPG
City
29 MPG
N/A
25 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
N/A
35 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 Tons/yr
N/A
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
N/A
18.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
458.2 miles
N/A
462.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
568.8 miles
N/A
647.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
194.2 in
N/A
191.1 in
Height
57.9 in
N/A
57.7 in
Max Width
73 in
N/A
73.2 in
Front Width
62.6 in
N/A
63.5 in
Rear Width
62.5 in
N/A
63.8 in
Wheelbase
111.4 in
N/A
110.4 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
N/A
5.3 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.5 in
N/A
45.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.1 in
N/A
39.8 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.5 in
N/A
58.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.1 in
N/A
56 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.1 in
N/A
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.5 in
N/A
37.8 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57.1 in
N/A
56.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.4 in
N/A
56 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,126 lbs
N/A
3,230 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.7 ft³
N/A
15.9 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
N/A
  • Ebony Black
  • Gravity Grey
  • Horizon Blue
  • Sangria
  • Sparkling Silver

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
N/A
Snow White Pearl

Standard Interior Materials

  • Dark Atmosphere/ Medium Ash Gray, Premium cloth seat trim
N/A
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
MP3 Player
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Not Available
Standard
A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
N/A
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Maintenance Note
1 Year/1 Visit
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
N/A
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Warranty Note
Preliminary 2020 Warranty Note
N/A
N/A