2018 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2018 Kia Optima

Awards
Efficiency
Features
Performance
Safety
Usability
Pricing
2018 Kia Optima
2018 Chevrolet Malibu
          The 2018 Chevy Malibu: beautifully balanced.

Awards

Chevrolet has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2018 Malibu has been named a 2017 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and it's earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA.1

Efficiency

Every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 21 more MPGs between the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu2 and the 2018 Kia Optima3 in the city and the 6 more MPGs on the highway. Those humble little MPGs can add up to big savings.
2018 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2018 Kia Optima492EPA ESTIMATED CITY MPG283432EPA ESTIMATED HIGHWAY MPG373

Features

A state-of-the-art premium sound system designed with audiophiles in mind - enjoy concert-quality sound standard on the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu4. Want it on the 2018 Kia Optima5? You'll have to pay extra.
2018 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2018 Kia Optimastandard4PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEMoptional5

Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu4, boasting 5 more horses and 8 more horses per ton than the 2018 Kia Optima6.
2018 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2018 Kia Optima2504HORSEPOWER24561484HORSEPOWER PER TON1406

Safety

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu7 offers side airbag protection to its rear passengers standard, but that same level of safety isn't even an option on the 2018 Kia Optima.
2018 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2018 Kia Optimastandard7REAR SIDE AIRBAG-

Usability

Who wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 40 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu2 will keep you on the road longer than the 2018 Kia Optima8.
Even an increase of just an inch or two in wheel base can mean more stability, and the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu7 has 1 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2018 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2018 Kia Optima5982ESTIMATED COMBINED TANK RANGE55831117WHEELBASE1108

Pricing

With an MSRP of $820 less than the 2018 Kia Optima8, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu7 provides the budget-conscious buyer enough cost savings to fill the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu's7 gas tank more than a dozen times, with a little money left over for road-trip snacks.9
2018 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2018 Kia Optima$21,6807MSRP$22,5008
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1 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings and http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings.

2 - 2018 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn Hybrid w/1HY

3 - 2018 Kia Optima LX 1.6T DCT

4 - 2018 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn Premier w/2LZ

5 - 2018 Kia Optima EX Auto

6 - 2018 Kia Optima SX Auto

7 - 2018 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn L w/1VL

8 - 2018 Kia Optima LX Auto

9 - Based on the price of $40.00 to fill the gas tank.

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