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2014 Chevrolet Malibu 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2014 Hyundai Sonata
   
1LS
  • 1LS
  • 1LT
  • 2LT
  • ECO 2SA
  • 3LT
  • 1LTZ
  • 2LTZ
4dr Sdn S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium FWD
4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto GLS PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited
  • 4dr Sdn 2.4L Auto Limited PZEV
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Limited
  • 4dr Sdn 2.0T Auto Limited *Ltd Avail*

Prices

MSRP $22,340 $26,270 $21,450
Invoice $21,558 $24,497 $20,532
Avg. Paid N/A $26,114 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.6 8.4
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.1 9.1
Performance 7.3 8.3 7.9
Interior 7.6 8.1 7.9
Safety 9.7 9.2 9.1
Reliability 4.5 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Smooth, quiet ride
  • Refined base engine
  • Quiet hybrid powertrain
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Roomy cabin
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Spacious trunk and comfortable seats
  • Balanced handling
  • Long warranty coverage
Cons
  • Limited back-seat legroom
  • Not as fun to drive as some competitors
  • Glitchy MyFord Touch infotainment system
  • Touchy brakes
  • Limited headroom due to sloping roofline

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/150 Gas/Electric I-4 2.0 L/122 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144
MPG 25 City / 36 Hwy 44 City / 41 Hwy 24 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.80 112.2 110
Length, Overall (in) 191.50 191.8 189.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.00 72.9 72.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.60 58 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3393 3615 3245

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.3 102.8 103.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.00 39.2 40
Front Leg Room (in) 42.10 44.3 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.50 57.8 57.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.00 55 55.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.50 37.8 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.80 38.3 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.10 56.9 56.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.30 54.4 54.9
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.3 12 16.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.0 L/122 2.4 L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 196 @ 6300 188 @ 6000 190 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 191 @ 4400 129 @ 4000 179 @ 4250
Transmission Automatic CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.4 37.6 35.8

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 44 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 41 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 14 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Four-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard