Compare 2001 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2001 Kia Optima

2001 Chevrolet Malibu
2001 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan 20 29 $15,692 $17,150
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $17,760 $19,410
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4-Door Sedan LX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic 20 20 $14,542 $16,149
Optima 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic V6 19 25 $16,120 $18,499
Optima 4-Door Sedan LX Manual 21 28 $13,788 $15,299
Optima 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic 20 20 $16,355 $18,449
Optima 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic V6 19 25 $17,443 $19,949
Optima 4-Door Sedan SE Manual 21 28 $15,601 $17,599
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,692
$14,542
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,150
$16,149
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$269 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.0 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.6 100
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.0 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.5 -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
190.4 185.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.1 13
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.8 x 1.8 9.00 x -TBD-
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 17.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 -TBD-
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 -TBD-
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R15 P195/70HR14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R15 P195/70HR14
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -TBD-
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -TBD-
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3051 3296
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.2 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 95
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 4000 159 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LG8 NA
Displacement
3.1L/191 2.4L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5200 149 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.53
Trans Order Code
MX0 AT
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Kia Optima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link

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