2016 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2016 Kia Optima

Fuel-efficient and sporty without sacrificing style, the mid-sized sedan has something for everyone. Whether you are a commuter heading across the state, a snowbird heading across the country, or a soccer mom headed down the street, you know you will get there quickly and safely when you choose a 4-door jack-of-all-trades.

Being popular means there will be duplicates, so which sedan should you pick? Depending on your needs, there are many sedans to choose from. Do you want more space than usual? Worried about gas prices taking an upward spike? Or maybe you only care about cup holders? Whatever your preference may be, this comparison pits two popular sedans, the 2016 Chevy Malibu and the 2016 Kia Optima, against each other in terms of power, fuel economy, and features. Both come from dependable families and carry a smaller price tag, but it's the features and the technology that set these two apart from each other. So, which sedan will rule them all?

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2016 Kia Optima
$21,625.00 MSRP $22,140.00
184 @ 2500-3000 Torque @ RPM 178 @ 4000
27 City / 37 Highway MPG Fuel Economy 24 City / 35 Highway MPG
5 Roadside Assistance Program (Years) 5

Device Technology

Both of these mid-sized sedans come with excellent technological features so the real question is, what's important to you? The Malibu is the first car in its class to offer available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi, meaning that your passengers can connect up to seven devices to the internet, while the Optima has the option of adding Harman/Kardon QuantumLogic Premium Surround Sound with Clari-Fi that way you know you'll always make an entrance. The Malibu comes available with a wireless charging station, while the Optima has UVO's infotainment system. The Malibu comes standard with in-vehicle communications and assistance service while the Optima unfortunately does not, however they both come equipped with power door locks and keyless entry.

If you would like to learn more about the 2016 Chevy Malibu, please visit us at Mike Maroone Colorado or schedule a test drive in our new 2017 Chevy Malibu today!

2016 Chevy Malibu Front Left
2016 Chevy Malibu Center Console
2016 Chevy Malibu Wheels
2016 Chevy Malibu Hood

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