Compare 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid vs 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

2013 Kia Optima Hybrid
2013 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic LX 36 40 $24,210 $25,900
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic EX 35 39 $29,555 $31,950
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 22 34 $21,225 $21,995
4-Door Sedan LT 22 34 $22,141 $23,185
4-Door Sedan ECO 25 37 $23,860 $24,985
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 34 $25,859 $27,365
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,210
$21,225
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,900
$21,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Thinking small makes the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu a more sporty sedan, but doesn't help its rear-seat space at all.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
36 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.96 39.00
Second Hip Room (in)
54.49 54.30
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.28 57.50
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.17 100.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.50
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.71 57.10
Front Leg Room (in)
45.47 42.10
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.65 55.00
Second Leg Room (in)
34.65 36.90
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.03 62.20
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.12 NA
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 191.50
Height, Overall (in)
57.08 57.60
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.03 62.00
Wheelbase (in)
110.04 107.80
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.05 73.00
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.78 16.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.76 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -STDRA8
Front Tire Size
P205/65R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA -STDRA8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3496 3393
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 combined 191 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LCV
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
199 combined 197 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
38 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
36 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.772 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.212 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.800 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.385 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.637 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.320 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.386 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Optima Hybrid Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Four-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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