The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vs. The 2013 Hyundai Azera

2013 Chevy MalibuHere at Cox Chevrolet, your local Tampa area Chevy dealer, it’s our mission to make sure our customers leave with the vehicle that perfectly meets their needs—and that means being well informed on every car on the market, not just Chevy models. That’s why we’ve taken some time to compare our classic mid-size sedan, the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, with its competitor, the 2013 Hyundai Azera.

The verdict? We’ll let you draw your own conclusion based off the facts, but let’s just say that even though the 2013 Chevy Malibu takes its name from a West Coast city, it reigns supreme in Tampa, too.

Superior Safety

Both the 2013 Azera and the 2013 Malibu offer industry-standard safety features like frontal and side-impact airbags, adjustable front shoulder belts, and antilock brakes, but that’s where the similarities end. When it comes to safety-enhancing technology, the Malibu is miles ahead of the Azera.

You’ll find power child safety locks in the Malibu, which you can activate and deactivate from your spot in the driver’s seat. The Azera, however, offers manual child safety locks that can only be engaged at the rear door.

At the LT and LTZ trim levels, the Malibu offers an optional collision warning system that uses sensors to detect potential front-end collisions and alerts the driver to brake or swerve to avoid a crash. An optional lane-departure warning system gives similar notice if you begin to drift into another lane. The Azera doesn’t offer these important safety features at all.

Efficiency Through Innovation

It’s not easy being green, and the Malibu is putting in the effort. In addition to every one of its models besting the Azera in average mpg, the Chevy Malibu also includes regenerative braking technology that converts inertia into more energy.

For drivers who are especially considerate of Mother Nature, Chevy offers a separate Eco-model Malibu that gets up to 37 mpg highway and turns off the engine when stopped for even greater efficiency.

The Critics Agree

The facts make it clear that the Chevy Malibu is the better option, and so do the critics. In 2012, the Malibu earned J.D Power and Associates’ highest rating for a midsize car. As if that’s not reason enough to choose the Malibu, the Hyundai Azera didn’t even make the top 3.

The entire Chevrolet brand also beat out Hyundai in J.D Power’s initial quality study with an above-average brand ranking.

Tampa Bay Drivers Find Their Dream Cars at Cox

To try out the 2013 Malibu for yourself, take a test drive at Cox Chevrolet in Bradenton. We know you’re busy, so our sales department is up and running seven days a week. Come visit us today and experience first-hand why the Malibu is the best midsize sedan from coast to coast.