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2014 Chevrolet Malibu

2014 Kia Optima

  2014 Chevrolet Malibu 2014 Kia Optima
MSRP
$22,340
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$21,500
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Invoice $21,558 $20,579
MPG
City/Highway
21/36 20/34
Rating
8.0
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TCC Rating
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Bottom Line Chevy has taken a look elsewhere in its lineup, and in the market, and made the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu a stronger offering--with an emphasis on better gas mileage and more space. Read Full Review The 2014 Kia Optima is a sensible and spacious four-door sedan, but it moonlights as something a little more stylish and adventuresome. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Better handling balance
  • Improved fuel economy
  • MyLink's simple connectivity
  • Stylish interior
  • Smooth six-speed automatic

Dislikes:

  • Despite the effort, still a small back seat
  • Styling still isn't dramatic

Likes:

  • Handsome exterior, made even sharper
  • Simple dash layout
  • Improved seats
  • Plush interior (Limited)
  • Good value for the money

Dislikes:

  • Tough getting in and out of back seats
  • A little noisier inside than top rivals
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