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2017 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2016 Kia Optima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Cruze offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Kia Optima with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Kia Optima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Cruze.

Convenience
With the Kia Optima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Cruze, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Chevrolet Cruze is clearly a better financial choice over the Kia Optima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Cruze and the Kia Optima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Cruze is much slimmer than the Kia Optima, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Chevrolet Cruze is slightly shorter than the Kia Optima, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chevrolet Cruze and the Kia Optima do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Performance
The Chevrolet Cruze has less horsepower than the Kia Optima, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Cruze and the Kia Optima.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Cruze is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Optima.

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2017 Chevrolet
Cruze

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MSRP*: $16,975 - $23,475

2016 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $22,140 - $36,040
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $2,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.20% As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 28 - 30 22 - 28
Highway MPG: 39 - 40 32 - 39
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,890 - $22,536 $21,396 - $33,435

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.