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2016 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2016 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Cruze offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Optima Hybrid. The Kia Optima Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Cruze.

Convenience
With the Kia Optima Hybrid 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 Hybrid. 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 Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Cruze is much slimmer than the Kia Optima Hybrid, 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 Hybrid, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Cruze transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Kia Optima Hybrid.

Performance
The Chevrolet Cruze has less horsepower than the Kia Optima Hybrid, 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 Hybrid. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Cruze will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Optima Hybrid.

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

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2016 Chevrolet
Cruze

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MSRP*: $16,620 - $23,120

2016 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $32,195
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $2,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.32% As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 29 - 30 35 - 36
Highway MPG: 40 - 42 39 - 40
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*: $16,537 - $22,080 $24,350 - $29,856

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.