2021 Chevrolet Malibu vs. the Competition

2021 Malibu


We would put the 2021 Chevy Malibu up against the midsize sedan of any other carmaker on the planet. With great gas mileage and a low sticker price, the Malibu stands out amongst other vehicles such as the Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Honda Accord. It features technology such as Apple CarPlay/Android Auto plus the Buckle to Drive safety system. These features help make the Malibu the best sedan to choose.

Read on for a detailed comparison of the Malibu and similar sedans on the market. Your search for a “Chevrolet dealer near me” ends here at Gordon Chevrolet.


2021 Chevy Malibu 2021 Honda Accord 2021 Toyota Camry 2021 Hyundai Sonata
Starting MSRP $22,270 $24,970 $25,045 $23,950
Gas Mileage 22 MPG City/ 36 MPG Hwy 22 MPG City/ 48 MPG Hwy 22 MPG City/ 53 MPG Hwy 23 MPG City/ 54 MPG Hwy
Engine Turbocharged Gas L4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded L-4 Regular Unleaded L-4 Regular Unleaded L-4
Seating Capacity 5 5 5 5

Chevy Malibu vs. Honda Accord

Technically, the Honda Accord is in a separate EPA class than the Malibu. It’s considered a large car and not a mid-size car, but the two are worth comparing. The Malibu is the more affordable option among the two and among all five sedans actually. That makes the Malibu a top choice as a first car for a younger driver or a second car for a busy family with many places to be. Both vehicles offer the choice of turbocharged four-cylinder engines: the standard 1.5L and an optional 2.0L.

Chevy Malibu vs. Toyota Camry

Available in five trim levels: the L, LS, RS, LT, and Premier. The LT is a great option to compare against the Camry. Equipped with a 160-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, this level still beats those other sedans on manufacturer’s sticker price. Plus you get 17-inch wheels, LED tail lights, and remote engine starting. Not to mention heated front seats, acoustically laminated windshield, and power-adjustable driver’s seat. The Chevy Malibu interior is comparable to the Camry but offers more overall passenger space with 102.9 cubic feet of room.

Chevy Malibu vs. Hyundai Sonata

The Sonata is also a large car and not a midsize but the two offer similar gas mileage. However the Sonata base price is over $10,000 more than the Malibu. In our opinion, the luxury accents don’t quite match the price. We appreciate the Malibu’s driver assistance tech too which includes the following:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Automated emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist

Driver Confidence I and Driver Confidence II packages have those three features and then some. If you’re looking for new or used cars Orange Park, FL visit us today.

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