On the hunt for a sedan that combines power, technology, and safety? You're in the right place! Sedan shoppers in Chalfont, Warrington, and Doylestown will be excited to hear that there's not one but two vehicles that go above and beyond in all the ways you need it to and more.

In this comparison, you'll learn more about how the 2018 Hyundai Sonata and the 2018 Chevy Malibu compare in terms of performance, technology, and safety. Let's get started!




Blind Spot Monitoring



Standard EPA-estimated MPG

25 city/36 highway MPG1

27 city/36 highway MPG1

Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™



Wireless Device Charging



NHTSA Safety Rating

5-Star Overall Safety Rating2

5-Star Overall Safety Rating2

Sonata vs Malibu: Performance

Both the 2018 Hyundai Sonata and the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu are standardly powered by a 4-cylinder engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drivetrain. However, you'll see that this mechanical configuration gives each vehicle different strengths.

In the Sonata, you'll have a standard power output of 185 horsepower, which allows for better handling and a more exciting driver. With the Malibu, you'll see a bump in efficiency. The Malibu gets an impressive standard EPA-estimated 36 highway/27 city MPG.1

Sonata vs Malibu: Technology

While performance is important, technology should also be a priority. Both the 2018 Sonata and the 2018 Malibu deliver smart features, such as 7-inch infotainment systems, Bluetooth® hands-free phone calling, and available wireless device changing.

Worry less about getting your phone plugged in and more about getting on the road and staying on schedule. Simply place your device on the charging pad and go-no cords or connection errors to worry about.

Stay connected no matter where you go or who's driving in both vehicles with standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. These features provide seamless smartphone integration that allows you to access all your favorite apps right from the infotainment screen.

Sonata vs Malibu: Safety Features

As highly capable and forward-thinking sedans, both the 2018 Hyundai Sonata and the 2018 Chevy Malibu have been given 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.2 These vehicles can thank their impressive safety feature lineups for it.

In both vehicles, you'll find features like Park Assist, Low Tire-Pressure Warning, and Lane Departure Warning. The latter feature monitors your lane lines and will let you know if you begin to drift from your lane, so you don't collide with anyone or go off the road.

One feature you won't find standard in the Malibu, unfortunately, is Blind Spot Monitoring. This feature, which acts as a second set of eyes for your blind spots and warns you when there's a vehicle in them, is standard in every Sonata. However, you can still access this impressive feature in the Malibu if you upgrade for it.

Hyundai Sonata vs Chevrolet Malibu: The Verdict

As you can see, both the 2018 Hyundai Sonata and the 2018 Chevy Malibu have a lot to offer when it comes to performance, technology, and safety. Now that you have a better idea of what these two capable vehicles can do, we hope you're feeling confident about which one is the best fit for you.

Sedan shoppers in Chalfont, Warrington, and Doylestown should give us a call at Fred Beans Hyundai today to learn more about these vehicles and then schedule a test drive!


1 Based on 2018 PA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2 Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program.

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