2014 Chevy Malibu vs. 2014 Kia Optima

The 2014 Chevy Malibu vs. The 2014 Kia Optima

2014 Chevy Malibu 2 800x350Schaumburg area drivers in the market for a spacious sedan that combines fun-to-drive performance and superior fuel-efficiency should look into what the 2014 Chevy Malibu and 2014 Kia Optima offer. These two models are quite a hit in their segment, so we compared them to determine which model provides a better value. The 2014 Optima certainly has its advantages, but the 2014 Malibu is a better overall purchase because of its money-saving fuel-efficiency, convenient cargo space, and top-notch safety features.


  • Fuel Efficiency: When the 2014 Chevy Malibu comes to a complete and extended stop, the engine automatically turns off in order to reduce fuel consumption. The engine automatically restarts when you’re ready to move again. With its standard engine, this innovative system helps the 2014 Chevy Malibu achieve an estimated 35 mpg on the highway. The 2014 Kia Optima does not have an engine start/stop system, and its fuel-efficiency falls short as a result.
  • Safety: A forward collision warning system and lane departure warning system are both available features for the 2014 Chevy Malibu. The collision warning system uses a series of ultrasonic sensors to detect if an accident is imminent, and then warns you with a series of alerts to brake or maneuver quickly. The lane departure warning detects drifting and will alert you if an un-signaled lane changing is detected. These essential safety features are not even offered on the 2014 Kia Optima.
  • Cargo Space: The trunk of the 2014 Chevy Malibu offers 16.3 cubic feet of space, allowing you to bring along all of your luggage. The 2014 Kia Optima’s trunk is only 15.4 cubic feet, which may force you to make some cuts before you head off on your trip.

Visit Biggers Chevy to Experience the 2014 Chevy Malibu

Interested in taking a new Chevy Malibu out for a test drive? Call our sales staff at (866) 431-1555 or visit our dealership at 1385 E. Chicago Street in Elgin to set one up today! We’re about 11 miles from Schaumburg if you take W. Schaumburg Road, so we hope you’ll stop by soon. We look forward to showing you what this innovative sedan is capable of!