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2015 Chevrolet Cruze vs. 2014 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
The Chevrolet Cruze is a little narrower than the Kia Optima Hybrid, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Chevrolet Cruze, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Optima Hybrid.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Chevrolet Cruze doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Optima Hybrid.

Handling
The Chevrolet Cruze has about the same turning radius as the Kia Optima Hybrid, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

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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2015 Chevrolet
Cruze

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MSRP*: $16,170 - $25,660

2014 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $31,995
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 - 28 35 - 36
Highway MPG: 35 - 46 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
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,089 - $24,634 $24,350 - $29,670

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