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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: $34,025

Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid   
Difference: $3,355

Lowest Total Invoice: $32,434

Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid   
Difference: $2,242

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelMalibuOptima
TrimHybridHybrid EX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $27,875 $30,990
Base Invoice $26,760 $28,752
Convenience and Technology Package 895  
Driver Confidence Package 1,195  
Panoramic sunroof 1,150  
Navigation system 495  
Leather Package 1,395  
Cargo net 65 50
Cargo mat 80 95
Technology Package   5,000
Universal garage door opener   350
Convenience and Technology Package 814  
Driver Confidence Package 1,087  
Panoramic sunroof 1,047  
Navigation system 450  
Leather Package 1,269  
Cargo net 59 42
Cargo mat 73 78
Technology Package   4,618
Universal garage door opener   291
Options (change) 5,275 5,495
Options (change) 4,799 5,029
Destination 875 895
Total Price $34,025 $37,380
Total Invoice $32,434 $34,676

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Kia Optima

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,135
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $183
Model Year20182018
ModelMalibuOptima
TrimHybridHybrid EX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine122hp I4 H154hp I4 H
TransmissionCVTT6
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)49/43 MPG39/46 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 9630, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-17215/55-17
Total Price$34,025$37,380
Adjustments for Features0-2,220
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$34,025$35,160
Total Invoice$32,434$34,676
Adjustments for Features0-2,059
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$32,434$32,617

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Features Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Kia Optima

Model Year20182018
ModelMalibuOptima
TrimHybridHybrid EX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
CVT$1000 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000
Cruise control$250 
Heated steering wheel $100
Proximity trunk or liftgate opener $125
Remote app$25 
Remote start$150 
Sunshades, second row $125
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Following distance indicator$25 
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Lane departure prevention, steering-based$200 
Obstacle detection, front$200 
Pedestrian detection$50 
Rear side airbags$300 
Safety key$5 
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$325 
Traffic information $25
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Wireless charging station$75 
Exterior 
Body kit $0
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Approach detection $25
LED headlights $1000
Steering-linked headlights $150
Tachometer $75
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300
Heated second row seats $200
Memory system, driver seat $200
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Total Value of Features$3,005$5,225
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$2,220
Value of Feature Adjustments0-2,059

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Specifications Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Kia Optima

Model Year20182018
ModelMalibuOptima
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase111.4 in110.4 in
Length193.8 in191.1 in
Width73.0 in73.2 in
Height57.7 in57.7 in
Curb Weight3,457 lb.3,486 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 Legroom42.0 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 Volume15.8 ft315.9 ft3

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Option Package Details
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

Convenience and Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Leather-wrapped steering wheel150Yes
AC power outlet100No
Remote start150No
Wireless charging station75No
Total Requested30048%
Total Not Requested32552%
Driver Confidence Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
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 Requested140075%
Total Not Requested47525%
Leather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Heated front seats200Yes
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power height adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Bose, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Total Requested145081%
Total Not Requested35019%

Option Package Details
Kia Optima Hybrid EX

Universal garage door opener
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200No
Steering-linked headlights150No
Sunshades, second row125No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
LED headlights1000No
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Power height adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100No
Panoramic sunroof1200Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested325053%
Total Not Requested282547%

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