2015 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2015 Kia Optima

Awards
Efficiency
Features
Performance
Safety
Usability
Pricing
2015 Kia Optima
2015 Chevrolet Malibu
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Awards

The Chevrolet Malibu has made safety a top priority, and it shows: it's been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick and earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA.1

Efficiency

If you're trying to pinch pennies, every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 2 more MPGs between the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu2 and the 2015 Kia Optima3 in the city and the 2 more MPGs on the highway. Those humble little MPGs can add up to big savings: the average driver could save up to $145 in fuel costs each year by choosing the Malibu.4
2015 Chevrolet MalibuVS2015 Kia Optima252EPA Estimated City MPG
235
362EPA Estimated Highway MPG345

Features

Spacious, efficient, comfortable, convenient, and more than a little luxurious: there's more to the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu than meets the eye. There's an impressive array of standard and optional features, all designed with you in mind, from the available OnStar with 4G LTE and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, to the sport-sculpted seats (for comfort) and rear 60/40 split-folding seatbacks (for versatility). 6.

Performance

If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu's7 increased torque8 can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.
2015 Chevrolet MalibuVS2015 Kia Optima 2959Torque26910

Safety

The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu's dedication to occupant safety has earned it the NHTSA's coveted 5-star Overall Crash Rating. 11.

Usability

Who wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 36 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu7 will keep you on the road longer than the 2015 Kia Optima3. No matter what you're stowing, from groceries to gardening gear, the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu's2 increased storage volume means you'll have more room for all your stuff, from apples to zinnias, and everything in between
2015 Chevrolet MalibuVS2015 Kia Optima5229Estimated Combined Tank Range4865162Storage Volume155.

Pricing

The difference in MSRP between the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu2 and the 2015 Kia Optima3 may seem significant, until you consider what you're missing when you opt to save that $815: loads of standard features, some for safety, some for performance, and some just for fun. Suddenly, that $815 doesn't seem like much of a "savings" at all, does it?
2015 Chevrolet MalibuVS2015 Kia Optima$22,4652MSRP$21,6505
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1 - Learn more at http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings and http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings. NHTSA rating for 2015 model year. IIHS Safety rating for 2014 model; rating for 2015 model not yet available.

2 - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu LS

3 - Kia Optima LX

4 - Assumes a per-gallon fuel cost of $3.65 and 15,000 miles driven annually

5 - 2015 Kia Optima LX

6 - Features info at http://www.chevrolet.com/malibu-mid-size-sedan.html

7 - 2015 Ford Fusion SE

8 - 295 lb.-ft. vs. 269 lb.-ft.

9 - 2015 Chevrolet Malibu LT

10 - 2015 Kia Optima SX Turbo

11 - Find more info here: http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

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