Compare 2002 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2002 Kia Optima

2002 Chevrolet Malibu
2002 Kia Optima
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan 20 29 $16,250 $17,760
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $18,267 $19,965
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4-Door Sedan LX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Optima 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic 20 27 $14,158 $15,749
Optima 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic V6 18 24 $15,440 $17,449
Optima 4-Door Sedan LX Manual 21 28 $13,408 $14,899
Optima 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic 20 27 $15,521 $17,399
Optima 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic V6 18 24 $16,663 $18,849
Optima 4-Door Sedan SE Manual 21 28 $14,771 $16,549
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,250
$14,158
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,760
$15,749
Monthly Payment Estimate
$296 / month
$262 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.3
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)
98.9 100
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
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 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
190.4 186.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.1 13.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.3 17.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R15 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R15 P205/60R15
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)
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)
3053 3190
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 4000 159 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LG8 NA
Displacement
3.1L/191 2.4L/144
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 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.84
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
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.13 2.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.53
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Kia Optima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.60 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

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