Hyundai Elantra vs Chevrolet Malibu

2021 Hyunai Elantra

Are you looking for a great sedan? The New Hyundai Elantra and Chevrolet Malibu offer flexibility and sporty personalities for your consideration. To help you decide which model is right for you, the team at Reed Hyundai Kansas City, put together this model comparison, placing the Elantra versus the Malibu.

If you are looking for more information on the 2021 Hyundai Elantra, visit our Hyundai Elantra Research Page. Then browse the inventory of available Elantra models at our Kansas City, MO, dealership to find your favorite trim. If you have questions about how the 2021 Hyundai Elantra up against the Chevrolet Malibu, give one of the Hyundai product specialists at Reed Hyundai Kansas City a call at 913-642-9600 or submit our online contact form.  We compared the 2021 Hyundai Elantra SE against the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu L, starting at $19,650 MSRP versus the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu L, starting at $22,270 MSRP.

Performance

Everything you want to see, do and explore is yours with the rugged and adaptable Elantra. MPG for Hyundai Elantra Combined is 37 mpg vs Chevrolet Malibe at 32 mpg

2021 Hyundai Elantra Model 2021 Chevrolet Malibu
147-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 Engine 160-hp, 1.5-liter I-4
147 @ 6,200 rpm Horsepower 160 @ 5,700 rpm
132 @ 4,500 rpm Torque 184 @ 2,500 rpm
37 MPG(combined) 32
2-speed CVT w/OD Transmission 2-speed CVT w/OD

Interior

Since we spend our time inside the vehicle, the interior is a big deal! Now let’s see how the 2021 Hyundai Elantra and the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu match up.

2021 Hyundai Elantra Model 2021 Chevrolet Malibu
  • Premium cloth
  • Seating for five
  • 42.3 in. front legroom
Key Specs
  • Premium cloth
  • Seating for five
  • 41.5 in. front legroom
  • Programmable Garage-Door Opener
  • 12-Volt DC Power Outlet
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Compass
  • Cruise Control
Features & Options 
  • 12-Volt DC Power Outlet
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Cruise Control

2021 Hyundai Elantra safety

Safety

Drive with confidence behind the wheel of either the 2021 Hyundai Elantra or the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu. Whether you value all the driver-assistive tech or a more traditional approach to safety, both models offer features for you to consider. Look through the table below for more details.

2021 Hyundai Elantra Model 2021 Chevrolet Malibu
  • Lane-Departure Warning
  • Low-Tire-Pressure Warning
  • Traction Control
  • Headlight Washer
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Illuminated Entry
Safety Features
  • Low-Tire-Pressure Warning
  • In-Vehicle Assistance Service
  • Traction Control
  • Headlight Washer
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Illuminated Entry