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2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

2016 Kia Optima

Vs.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

$18,530 at Yonkers 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

Whether you like the Kia Optima or have a soft corner for the Chevrolet Malibu, you can be assured of powerful performance and beautiful exteriors when you buy either of the cars. The Chevrolet Malibu offers a better-known brand name, and its exteriors offer quality finish and smooth lines that scream sophistication. Both cars are fitted with six-speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive trains.

Performance

The Malibu offers slightly more mileage than the Kia Optima. The Optima, however, has a very capacious fuel tank, which makes for fewer stops along the journey for refueling. The Kia Optima also offers a more powerful engine with 185 HP output, while the Malibu manages around 160 HP. The Malibu offers a bit more in terms of torque. Both cars have similar ratings for crash tests. They come with top scores for overall safety, and also, front and side crash. The cars are fitted with ABS brakes, airbags of different types ranging from driver and passenger side to front and curtain. Depending on the trim, the Kia Optima offers blind spot detection, parking assist, rear traffic alert, and cruise control. The car also comes with a wireless charger for cars, and many other types of notable features.

Interiors

The Kia Optima comes with leather seats, so for those who love comfortable seats, this might be the better choice. The Kia Optima is also suitable when you are looking for plenty of features. Both cars are similar in terms of interior features such as air conditioning, radio, and power controlled doors and windows. The cars can both fit five people, but the Kia Optima has slightly more room to offer in terms of front legroom. This makes the car the better option for drivers. Both cars offer a similar area of cargo storage. The Kia Optima comes with a superb audio system. The infotainment also includes a 5-inch touchscreen display. The car is also fitted with satellite radio and CD player. The infotainment is also notable for connectivity, with Apple Car Play and Android Auto being offered. Conveniences range from cup holders to rear view mirrors and glove boxes, and it is easy to see that the Kia Optima will not let you down if you are looking for a comfortable journey.

To test drive the Kia Optima, you can set up a schedule with the Yonkers Kia dealership. You can also find car loans and bargains on the cars at the dealership.

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