2017 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2017 Kia Optima

2017 Kia Optima
2017 Chevrolet Malibu
          The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu: thoughtfully engineered with everything you expect, and more.


Whether you're facing a long commute or you stay closer to home, fuel economy is key. The editors at Kelley Blue Book know the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu has you covered: they've named it to their list of the most fuel efficient sedans, so you know your gas money will take you where you want to go1.

Chevrolet has made safety a top priority, and it shows: the 2017 Malibu has been named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and it's earned a coveted 5-star Overall Safety rating from the NHTSA2.


Every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 21 more MPGs between the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu3 and the 2017 Kia Optima4 in the city and the 7 more MPGs on the highway. Those humble little MPGs can add up to big savings.
2017 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2017 Kia Optima493epa estimated city mpg284433epa estimated highway mpg365


Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu6, boasting 5 more horses and 8 more horses per ton than the 2017 Kia Optima7.
2017 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2017 Kia Optima2506horsepower24571486horsepower per ton1407


The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu8 offers side airbag protection to its rear passengers standard, but that same level of safety isn't even an option on the 2017 Kia Optima.
2017 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2017 Kia Optimastandard8rear side airbag-


Who wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 76 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu3 will keep you on the road longer than the 2017 Kia Optima5.
Even an increase of just an inch or two in wheel base can mean more stability, and the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu8 has 1 more of those stability-increasing inches.
2017 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2017 Kia Optima5983estimated combined tank range52251118wheelbase1105


With an MSRP of $520 less than the 2017 Kia Optima5, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu8 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 snacks9.
2017 Chevrolet MalibuFoo2017 Kia Optima$21,6808msrp$22,2005
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1 - Learn more at https://www.kbb.com/most-fuel-efficient-cars/sedan/2017/5/

2 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings and http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings

3 - 2017 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn Hybrid w/1HY

4 - 2017 Kia Optima LX 1.6T DCT

5 - 2017 Kia Optima LX Auto

6 - 2017 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn Premier w/2LZ

7 - 2017 Kia Optima SX Auto

8 - 2017 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn L w/1VL

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

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