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2016 Optima vs. 2016 Chevy Malibu | Wayne Kia Specials

2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

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2016 Kia Optima


2016 Chevrolet Malibu

$18,078 at Route 23 Kia Price $22,093 (The Competition)
185 Base HP 163
28, 39 Top MPG (City, Highway) 27, 37
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? Yes
Yes KBB.com Best Buy for 2016? No
10 Max. Available Speakers 9
104.8 Passenger Volume (cubic feet) 102.9
10 years or 100,000 miles Warranty Coverage – Limited Powertrain 5 years or 60,000 miles

The Kia Optima versus Chevrolet Malibu debate reminds us why these two cars are so popular. Both cars fall in the sedan category, and if you are looking for an affordable car that is perfect for urban and highway transportation, these are among your best options. Both cars offer elegant but no fuss exteriors, and for this price range, you cannot get a better deal. The Kia Optima may work out to be a little cheaper than the Chevrolet car, and if you are willing to trade in the brand name for the better price tag, the Kia Optima would be the right car for you. Kia vehicles are also known for their long warranties. This is something competitor cars cannot match. If you dislike the prospect of expensive repairs or extended warranties that may not cover the things manufacturer warranties do, the Kia Optima is your car.

Best Interior Amenities

For many people, the best features of the Kia Optima lies inside. The car does come with superbly designed exteriors. It is not very eye-catching, but does not look bad either, and does offer clean lines and superb performance. The interiors take things a notch ahead. The Kia Optima comes with a quiet cabin. If external and engine noise tends to ruin your rides, then the Kia Optima would be a car that delivers great performance. It also comes with a convenient audio and infotainment system. It offers the basics of infotainment and for the price range, does come with convenience as well. Both cars can accommodate five people. The Kia Optima, however, tends to feel less cramped. The interiors offer more space, for the front and back rows.

Engine and Performance

The Kia Optima has a larger fuel tank so you can expect fewer stoppages in your journey. It comes with a 2.4-liter engine as compared to the 1.5-liter engine that the Malibu offers. The car also offers more engine output, at more than 180 HP when compared to the 160 HP offered by the competitor. While overall safety ratings through crash tests are toward the higher side for both cars, the Kia Optima does better in terms of side and rollover ratings.

If you are looking for comfortable interiors, superb engine output, and a smooth journey, you can visit your nearest Kia dealership to search for car loans, take a Kia car for a test drive, or look at the other Kia cars available.


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