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Chevrolet Malibu (2016) vs. Hyundai Veloster (2019) Specs

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu and 2019 Hyundai Veloster Specifications

Model Year 2016 2019  
Model Chevrolet Malibu Hyundai Veloster  
Engine turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
250 hp@5300
260 lb-ft@2000
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
250 hp@6000
260 lb-ft@1450
 
Transmission 8-speed shiftable automatic 6-speed manual  
Drivetrain FWD FWD  
Body 4dr Sedan Hatch  
      Difference
Wheelbase 111.4 in 104.3 in 7.1 in
Length 193.8 in 166.9 in 26.9 in
Width 73.0 in 70.9 in 2.1 in
Height 57.7 in 55.1 in 2.6 in
Curb Weight 3388 lb. 3036 lb. 352 lb.
Fuel Capacity 13.0 gal. 13.2 gal. -0.2 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.1 in 38.1 in 1 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 58.5 in 56.0 in 2.5 in
Hip Room, Row 1 54.1 in 54.1 in 0 in
Legroom, Row 1 42.0 in 42.6 in -0.6 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.5 in 35.9 in 1.6 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 57.1 in 54.3 in 2.8 in
Hip Room, Row 2 53.4 in 46.5 in 6.9 in
Legroom, Row 2 38.1 in 34.1 in 4 in
Total Legroom 80.1 in (over 2 rows) 76.7 in (over 2 rows) 3.4 in
Cargo Volume, Minimum 15.8 ft3 19.9 ft3 -4.1 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 15.8 ft3 0.0 15.8 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
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2016 Chevrolet's designers styled the new Malibu's instrument panel to appear low and out of the way, such that the front seat feels especially roomy and the view forward seems more open than in most competitors, including the Kia (the instrument panel in which seems significantly higher and more imposing). In the tested car, which had every option except the panoramic sunroof, headroom was so abundant I could have worn a fedora. The Kia Optima might have as much front headroom when similarly without a sunroof. The official specs, which often don't reflect real world differences, suggest it should have even more than the Malibu. But you cannot get a highly equipped Optima without the sunroof, as it's part of a large package on the SX and standard on the SX Limited. Though the Malibu's windshield is relatively large, you won't find outward visibility among the reasons to buy one. The Chevrolet's front pillars remain on the thick side, its instrument panel is considerably deeper than the Kia's, and the view to the sides and rear also could be more open. In the Optima, the view to the sides is more open but that to the rear is not. I did find the Cherolet's front seats more form-fitting and comfortable than the Optima's. The Kia's quilted seats aren't as cushy as they appear. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
 

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