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Chevrolet Malibu
2021 Chevrolet Malibu
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$22,140
Starting Price (MSRP)
6.6
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Kia Optima Hybrid
2020 Kia Optima Hybrid
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$29,310
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.9
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Kia Stinger
2021 Kia Stinger
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$33,090
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9.3
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Overview

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 40 MPG
Hwy: 45 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 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
13.4 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
160 hp @ 5700 rpm
192 hp @ 6000 rpm
255 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 2500-3000 rpm
271 lb-ft @ 1770 rpm
260 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
16" x 7.5"
17" x 7"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 7.5"
17" x 7"
18" x 8"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P205/65R16
P215/55VR17
P225/45HR18
Rear Tire
P205/65R16
P215/55VR17
P225/45HR18
Spare Tire
T125/80R16
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
32 MPG
42 MPG
25 MPG
City
29 MPG
40 MPG
22 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
45 MPG
29 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 (2020) Tons/yr
4.2 Tons/yr
7.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
15.9 gallons
15.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
458.2 miles
636 miles
349.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
568.8 miles
715.5 miles
461.1 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
194.2 in
191.1 in
190.2 in
Height
57.9 in
57.5 in
55.1 in
Max Width
73 in
73.2 in
73.6 in
Front Width
62.6 in
63.5 in
62.8 in
Rear Width
62.5 in
63.8 in
64.8 in
Wheelbase
111.4 in
110.4 in
114.4 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.1 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.5 in
45.5 in
42.6 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.1 in
39.8 in
38.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.5 in
58.1 in
56.4 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.1 in
56 in
55.5 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
38.1 in
35.6 in
36.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.5 in
37.8 in
37 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57.1 in
56.4 in
54.8 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.4 in
56 in
56.1 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,126 lbs
N/A
3,611 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
15.7 ft³
13.4 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Gravity Blue
  • Runway Red
  • Aurora Black
  • Micro Blue
  • Panthera Metal

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Aurora Black
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Ceramic Silver
  • HiChroma Red
  • Snow White Pearl

Standard Interior Materials

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

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Optional
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Optional
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Optional
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
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
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

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
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
5 Years / 100,000 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
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
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
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Warranty Note
Preliminary 2021 Warranty
N/A
N/A
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A