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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Kia Optima Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Kia Optima Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $36,980

Kia Optima SX   
Difference: $1,840

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20212020
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $33,370 $32,190
Sun and Wheels Package 2,270  
Driver Confidence Package 1,195  
Driver Confidence Package II 995  
Cargo net 65 50
Technology Package   3,000
Universal garage door opener   350
Remote start   425
Sun and Wheels Package 2,066  
Driver Confidence Package 1,087  
Driver Confidence Package II 905  
Cargo net 59 42
Technology Package   2,727
Universal garage door opener   291
Remote start   353
Options (change) 4,525 3,825
Options (change) 4,117 3,413
Destination 925 965
Total Price $38,820 $36,980

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Kia Optima

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Kia Optima SX
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,135
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $699
Model Year20212020
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine250hp I4245hp I4
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)22/32 MPG21/30 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 9630, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/40-19235/45-18
Total Price$38,820$36,980
Adjustments for Features0-295
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$38,820$36,685

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Features Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Kia Optima

Model Year20212020
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1400 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100
AC power outlet$100 
Heated steering wheel$100 
Proximity trunk or liftgate opener $125
Remote app$25 
Semi-automated parking system$500 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Following distance indicator$25 
Knee airbag, passenger$75 
Lane departure prevention, steering-based$200 
Obstacle detection, front$150 
Pedestrian detection$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100 
Rear side airbags$300 
Safety key$5 
Temporary spare tire $150
Cargo Management 
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
HD radio $50
Surround sound $250
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation$225 
Traffic information $25
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Wireless charging station$75 
Black exterior trim (optional) $0
Painted brake calipers (optional) $0
Rear spoiler $200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Approach detection $25
Fog lights $125
LED headlights $1000
Power-folding mirrors $50
Steering-linked headlights $150
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100 
Metal pedals $75
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Upgraded floor mats$0 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350 
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Machined alloy wheels $350
Performance steering system (optional) $0
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Total Value of Features$3,980$4,275
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$295
Value of Feature Adjustments0-35

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Specifications Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Kia Optima

Model Year20212020
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase111.4 in110.4 in
Length194.2 in191.1 in
Width73.0 in73.2 in
Height57.3 in57.7 in
Curb Weight3,402 lb.3,558 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.8 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.1 in39.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.5 in58.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.1 in56.0 in
Row 1 Legroom41.5 in45.5 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in37.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.1 in56.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.4 in56.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume15.7 ft315.9 ft3

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Option Package Details
Chevrolet Malibu Premier

Sun and Wheels Package
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Panoramic sunroof1200Yes
245/40R19 tires400No
Upgraded floor mats0No
Total Requested130076%
Total Not Requested40024%
Driver Confidence Package
Obstacle detection, front150No
Obstacle detection, rear250Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200No
Pedestrian detection50No
Following distance indicator25No
Total Requested135076%
Total Not Requested42524%
Driver Confidence Package II
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed700Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Total Requested90060%
Total Not Requested60040%

Option Package Details
Kia Optima SX

Universal garage door opener
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Total Requested100100%
Total Not Requested00%
Technology Package
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Surround sound250No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed700Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Harman/Kardon, 630W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25No
HD radio50No
Total Requested240078%
Total Not Requested67522%

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