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2017 Chevrolet Impala vs. 2016 Kia Optima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Impala than the Kia Optima. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Impala and the Kia Optima in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Kia Optima you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Impala, 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). The Chevrolet Impala will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Optima, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Impala and the Kia Optima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Impala is about the same width as the Kia Optima. If you go with the Chevrolet Impala, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Optima.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Impala does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Kia Optima.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Impala has a much more powerful engine than the Kia Optima. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Impala and the Kia Optima. The Chevrolet Impala has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Kia Optima.

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

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2017 Chevrolet
Impala

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MSRP*: $27,300 - $40,915

2016 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $22,140 - $36,040
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City MPG: 17 - 22 22 - 28
Highway MPG: 25 - 30 32 - 39
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 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*: $26,208 - $39,074 $21,396 - $33,435

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