Malibu vs Optima

Vs Kia Optima

Malibu

AWARDS & EFFICIENCY

The Chevrolet Malibu received the lowest rate of reported problems among midsize cars in the J.D. Powers 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study (based on 2019 vehicles)1.

If you're trying to pinch pennies, every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 2 between the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu2 and the 2020 Kia Optima3 in the city. After all, the average American drives more than 13,000 miles a year - here's to more driving, and less stopping for gas4.
2020 Chevrolet Malibu2020 Kia Optima
EPA Estimated City MPG
292273
Malibu

PERFORMANCE

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu5, boasting 5 more horses and 17 more horses per ton than the 2020 Kia Optima6.
2020 Chevrolet Malibu2020 Kia Optima
Horsepower
25052456
Horsepower Per Ton
15551386
Malibu

USABILITY

Even an increase of just an inch or two in wheel base can mean more stability, and the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu2 has 1 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2020 Chevrolet Malibu2020 Kia Optima
Wheelbase
11121107
Malibu

PRICING & WARRANTY

With an MSRP of $1,095 less than the 2020 Kia Optima7, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu2 provides the budget-conscious buyer enough cost savings to fill the Malibu's gas tank quite a few times, with a little money left over for road-trip snacks8.
2020 Chevrolet Malibu2020 Kia Optima
MSRP
$22,0952$23,1907
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1 - The Chevrolet Malibu received the lowest rate of reported problems in a tie among midsize cars in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study of new vehicle owners’ experience with their own vehicle after 90 days of ownership. For J.D Power 2019 award information, visit jdpower.com/awards.
2 - 2020 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn L
3 - 2020 Kia Optima EX DCT
4 - Average American drives 13,476 miles per year (source: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/onh00/bar8.htm).
5 - 2020 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn Premier
6 - 2020 Kia Optima SX Auto
7 - 2020 Kia Optima LX Auto
8 - Based on the price of $40.00 to fill the gas tank.