2020 Kia Optima vs. 2020 Chevy Malibu: The Differences Explained

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Distinctive and built to impress, the 2020 Kia Optima and 2020 Chevy Malibu are some of the most highly regarded sedans on the market. To help you decide which model best fits your needs, read the following 2020 Kia Optima vs. 2020 Chevy Malibu guide crafted by Rogers and Rogers Kia in Imperial, CA, highlighting important information. You can find the 2020 Kia Optima and similar models within the expansive inventory at Rogers and Rogers Kia. From there, you can discover which trim is right for you.

For comparison's sake, we will be reviewing the 2020 Kia Optima EX, starting at $27,190 MSRP, and the 2020 Chevy Malibu LT, starting at $27,495 MSRP. If you have any questions, contact our dealership online or call (888) 694-5045 and a team member will be happy to help you from there.

Kia Optima vs. Chevy Malibu
Model Comparison

The 2020 Kia Optima and 2020 Chevy Malibu both offer a variety of trims to choose from. View the configurations of each model and their corresponding MSRP below.

2020 Kia Optima

  • 2020 Kia Optima LX - Starting at $23,390 MSRP
  • 2020 Kia Optima S - Starting at $24,890 MSRP
  • 2020 Kia Optima Special Edition - Starting at $26,390 MSRP
  • 2020 Kia Optima EX - Starting at $27,190 MSRP
  • 2020 Kia Optima EX Premium - Starting at $30,190 MSRP
  • 2020 Kia Optima SX - Starting at $32,190 MSRP

2020 Chevy Malibu

  • 2020 Chevy Malibu L - Starting at $22,970 MSRP
  • 2020 Chevy Malibu LS - Starting at $24,095 MSRP
  • 2020 Chevy Malibu RS - Starting at $25,095 MSRP
  • 2020 Chevy Malibu LT - Starting at $27,495 MSRP
  • 2020 Chevy Malibu Premier - Starting at $34,195 MSRP

Kia Optima vs. Chevy Malibu
General Specs

There's a lot to enjoy with either the 2020 Kia Optima and 2020 Chevy Malibu. However, the Kia Optima truly stands out with a variety of advanced features to give you a truly enjoyable drive, such as:

  • 1.6L I4 turbo engine
  • Smart Trunk™
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • UVO link telematics
  • High beam assist
  • Siri® Eyes Free

Kia Optima vs. Chevy Malibu
Interior Features

Enjoy a six-speaker audio system and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat with either the 2020 Kia Optima or the 2020 Chevy Malibu. Both of these sedans are built with a fully-equipped interior that optimizes your comfort levels. However, the Kia Optima includes additional amenities to keep you connected and relaxed, such as:

  • 8-in. touchscreen display
  • Android Auto™
  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Rear-camera display
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Ten-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather seat trim

Kia Optima vs. Chevy Malibu
Safety Features

Drive with a sedan that values your safety. Both the 2020 Kia Optima and 2020 Chevy Malibu are equipped with daytime running lights and tire pressure monitoring systems to keep you secure on the road. The Kia Optima is designed with additional safety features for your peace of mind. These features include:

  • Blind spot collision warning
  • Reverse parking distance warning
  • Lane change assist
  • Rear cross traffic collision warning
  • Forward collision warning
  • Smart cruise control
  • Lane departure warning
  • Driver attention warning
  • Hill start assist control

Kia Optima vs. Chevy Malibu
Test Drive Your New Optima in Imperial, CA, Today!

Get behind the wheel of the 2020 Kia Optima when you schedule a test drive with Rogers and Rogers Kia in Imperial, CA. We'll have a representative ready with your chosen trim upon your arrival. If you have any questions, contact us online or call (888) 694-5045 and a representative will help you from there.

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