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Chevrolet Malibu
2020 Chevrolet Malibu
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$22,095
Starting Price (MSRP)
6.6
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Honda Accord
2019 Honda Accord
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$23,720
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.4
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Kia Optima Hybrid
2020 Kia Optima Hybrid
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$29,310
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7.8
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Overview

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 30 MPG
Hwy: 38 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 40 MPG
Hwy: 45 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
15.7 ft³
Trunk Volume
16.7 ft³
Trunk Volume
13.4 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
Horsepower
160 hp @ 5700 rpm
192 hp @ 5500 rpm
192 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 2500-3000 rpm
192 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
271 lb-ft @ 1770 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37 ft
38.1 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16" x TBD
17" x 7.5"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x TBD
17" x 7.5"
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Four-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P205/65R16
P225/50VR17
P215/55VR17
Rear Tire
P205/65R16
P225/50VR17
P215/55VR17
Spare Tire
T125/80R16
Compact
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
32 MPG
33 MPG
42 MPG
City
29 MPG
30 MPG
40 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
38 MPG
45 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 Tons/yr
5.3 Tons/yr
4.2 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
14.8 gallons
15.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
458.2 miles
444 miles
636 miles
Cruising Range Highway
568.8 miles
562.4 miles
715.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
194.2 in
192.2 in
191.1 in
Height
57.9 in
57.1 in
57.5 in
Max Width
73 in
73.3 in
73.2 in
Front Width
62.6 in
63 in
63.5 in
Rear Width
62.5 in
63.4 in
63.8 in
Wheelbase
111.4 in
111.4 in
110.4 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
N/A
5.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.5 in
42.3 in
45.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.1 in
39.5 in
39.8 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.5 in
58.3 in
58.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.1 in
55.3 in
56 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.1 in
40.4 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.5 in
37.3 in
37.8 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57.1 in
56.5 in
56.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.4 in
55 in
56 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,126 lbs
3,131 lbs
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.7 ft³
16.7 ft³
13.4 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Champagne Frost Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Radiant Red Metallic
  • Gravity Blue
  • Runway Red

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
N/A
  • Aurora Black
  • Snow White Pearl

Standard Interior Materials

  • Dark Atmosphere/ Medium Ash Gray, Premium cloth seat trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Gray, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Ivory, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Seat Memory
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
Maintenance Note
1 Year/1 Visit
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Warranty Note
Preliminary 2020 Warranty Note
N/A
N/A