The 2016 models of the Kia Optima and the Chevy Malibu are comparable mid-size sedan models. At first glace, they might appear to be more similar than different. However, there are notable differences between the Optima and the Malibu that new car buyers would do well to be aware of.
While the Chevy Malibu has a slightly larger engine at 2.5L compared with the Kia Optima's 2.4L, the Optima edges above with a higher fuel capacity. 18.5 gallons in the Optima as compared to 15.8 gallons on the Chevy Malibu. Both cars average nearly the same in terms of highway fuel mileage, but the Kia Optima again pushes to the lead with better average city fuel economy at 24MPG compared to the Malibu's average 27MPG city. In terms of safety, it should be noted that the Kia Optima receives a slightly higher rollover rating than the Chevy Malibu. The 2016 Optima has received an overall crash test rating from the NHTSA of 5-stars. Safety features found on the Kia Optima include:
Kia has always put the safety & comfort of their customers first and the new Kia Optima is no exception. With extra features like LED turn signal mirrors, smart trunk technology, solar control glass and auto light control, Kia continues this tradition with the 2016 Kia Optima!
Kia Optima buyers in Dubuque, IA will find the standard Kia Optima warranty out does the standard Chevy Malibu warranty, meaning peace of mind for more miles. The Kia standard warranty offers 5-year or 60,000 miles with a 10-year or 100,000 mile drivetrain warranty. Whereas, the Chevy Malibu warranty only offers 3-year or 36,000 miles and 5-year or 100,000 miles basic and drivetrain warranties. When it comes to added value in terms of warranty, the Kia Optima comes out on top over the Chevy Malibu easily. If your mind is made up, you'll find amazing Kia Optima prices locally in Dubuque, IA at Finnin Kia. We serve the communities of Rockford, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Waterloo and Madison proudly!