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Kia Optima vs. Chevrolet Malibu Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Kia Optima vs. Chevrolet Malibu Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $36,740

Kia Optima SX   
Difference: $1,980

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20202020
ModelOptimaMalibu
TrimSXPremier
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $31,990 $33,320
Technology Package 3,000  
Universal garage door opener 350  
Remote start 425  
Cargo net 50 65
Driver Confidence Package II   995
Driver Confidence Package   1,195
Sun and Wheels Package   2,270
Technology Package 2,727  
Universal garage door opener 291  
Remote start 353  
Cargo net 42 59
Driver Confidence Package II   905
Driver Confidence Package   1,087
Sun and Wheels Package   2,066
Options (change) 3,825 4,525
Options (change) 3,413 4,117
Destination 925 875
Total Price $36,740 $38,720

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Kia Optima vs. Chevrolet Malibu

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Kia Optima SX
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,100
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $668
Model Year20202020
ModelOptimaMalibu
TrimSXPremier
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine245hp I4250hp I4
TransmissionT6T9
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)21/30 MPG22/32 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)630, 10?, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/45-18245/40-19
Total Price$36,740$38,720
Adjustments for Features-1200
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$36,620$38,720

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Features Comparison: Kia Optima vs. Chevrolet Malibu

Model Year20202020
ModelOptimaMalibu
TrimSXPremier
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1400
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
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 $100
Lane departure prevention, steering-based $200
Obstacle detection, front $200
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 $325
Traffic information$25 
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Wireless charging station $75
Exterior 
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 
Powertrain 
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$4,275$4,155
Value of Feature Adjustments$120$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-140

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Specifications Comparison: Kia Optima vs. Chevrolet Malibu

Model Year20202020
ModelOptimaMalibu
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase110.4 in111.4 in
Length191.1 in194.2 in
Width73.2 in73.0 in
Height57.7 in57.3 in
Curb Weight3,558 lb.3,402 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.15.8 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.8 in39.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.1 in58.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room56.0 in54.1 in
Row 1 Legroom45.5 in41.5 in
Row 2 Headroom37.8 in37.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.4 in57.1 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.0 in53.4 in
Row 2 Legroom35.6 in38.1 in
Cargo Volume15.9 ft315.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Kia Optima SX

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Surround sound250No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
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 Requested245078%
Total Not Requested67522%

Option Package Details
Chevrolet Malibu Premier

Driver Confidence Package II
FeatureValueRequested?
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Total Requested95061%
Total Not Requested60039%
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%
Sun and Wheels Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Panoramic sunroof1200Yes
245/40R19 tires400No
Upgraded floor mats0No
Total Requested130076%
Total Not Requested40024%

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