Compare 2006 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2006 Kia Optima

2006 Chevrolet Malibu
2006 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 24 32 $15,464 $16,365
4-Door Sedan LT w/0LT 24 32 $16,882 $17,865
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 24 32 $17,354 $18,365
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 32 $18,772 $19,865
4-Door Sedan SS 19 26 $21,607 $22,865
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 32 $21,796 $23,065
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2006.5 4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 24 34 $15,435 $16,355
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 23 30 $15,245 $16,400
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 34 $16,500 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 22 30 $16,405 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 22 30 $17,605 $19,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 20 27 $17,555 $19,200
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 LX 22 30 $17,995 $19,345
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 34 $18,045 $19,395
2006.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 22 30 $18,890 $20,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 EX 20 27 $18,625 $20,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,464
$15,435
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,365
$16,355
Monthly Payment Estimate
$273 / month
$273 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 104.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.7
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 186.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 71.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 14.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.1 x 1.6 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 35.5
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.86
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/60HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3174 3142
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
144 @ 5600 161 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4000 163 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 34
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.97
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.79
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.63 3.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 1.18
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.55
Trans Type
4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Kia Optima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan LS 4dr Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA McPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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