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Comparing the "2020 Chevrolet Malibu" and "2020 Kia Optima"

Overview

MSRP

$22,140

$23,390

MPG (Combined)

32

27

Engine

160-hp, 1.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)

185-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)

Transmission

2-speed CVT w/OD

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

Seats

5

5

Consumer Rating

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Pricing

List Price

$23,065

$24,355

MSRP

$22,140

$23,390

Invoice Price

$22,117

$22,572

Destination Charge

$925

$965

Fuel Economy

Combined MPG

32

27

City MPG

29

24

Highway MPG

36

32

Convenience

Cruise Control

Standard

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Not available

Not available

Compass

Not available

Available

Illuminated Vanity Mirrors

Not available

Driver and passenger

Steering Wheel Material

Urethane

Urethane

Gear Shift Knob Trim

Urethane

Urethane

Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Standard

Standard

Clock

In-radio display

In-radio display

12-Volt DC Power Outlet

1

2

Retained Accessory Power

Standard

Standard

Dome Light

Fade

Fade

Glovebox Light

Not available

Not available

Map Light

Front

Front

Cargo Light

Standard

Standard

Cupholders

Front and rear

Front and rear

Programmable Garage-Door Opener

Not available

Available

Voice Recorder

Not available

Not available

Tire Mobility Kit

Not available

Standard

Rearview Mirror

Day-night

Day-night

Rear Window Defogger

Standard

Standard

Floor Mats

Carpeted front & rear

Available: Carpeted front & rear

USB Ports

Standard

Not available

Hands Free Auto-Opening Liftgate/Trunk

Not available

Not available

Proximity Key

Standard

Not available

Specifications

Length

194.2 "

191.1 "

Wheelbase

111.4 "

110.4 "

Front Track

62.6 "

63.5 "

Rear Track

62.5 "

63.8 "

Width

73.0 "

73.2 "

Turning Radius

18.5 '

Not available

Height

57.3 "

57.7 "

Horsepower

160 @ 5,700 rpm

185 @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

184 @ 2,500 rpm

178 @ 4,000 rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity

15.8 gal.

18.5 gal.

Bore and Stroke

2.91 / 3.40 "

3.46 / 3.82 "

Drag Coefficient

Not available

.27

Curb Weight

3,126 lbs.

3,230 lbs.

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

Not available

4,541 lbs.

Maximum Trailer Weight

1,000 lbs.

Not available

Passenger Volume

103 cu.ft.

121 cu.ft.

Front Legroom

41.5 "

45.5 "

Front Headroom

39.1 "

39.8 "

Front Hip Room

54.1 "

56.0 "

Front Shoulder Room

58.5 "

58.1 "

Rear Legroom

38.1 "

35.6 "

Rear Headroom

37.5 "

37.8 "

Rear Hip Room

53.4 "

56.0 "

Rear Shoulder Room

57.1 "

56.4 "

Maximum Luggage Volume

15.7 cu.ft.

15.9 cu.ft.

Interior Cargo Volume

15.7 cu.ft.

15.9 cu.ft.

Interior Cargo Volume Seats Folded

Not available

Not available

Maximum Interior Cargo Volume

15.7 cu.ft.

15.9 cu.ft.

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