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2015 Chevrolet Impala vs. 2015 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Impala as you will with the Kia Optima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 is somewhat more expensive than 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 Impala and the Kia Optima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Impala is a little wider than the Kia Optima, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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
The Chevrolet Impala has much less torque than the Kia Optima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chevrolet Impala has a larger turning radius than the Kia Optima, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Impala is significantly less powerful than the Kia Optima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower 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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2015 Chevrolet
Impala

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MSRP*: $27,060 - $40,660

2015 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $21,650 - $35,500
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,250
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 7.44%
City MPG: 19 - 25 12 - 22
Highway MPG: 29 - 35 31 - 34
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
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $26,113 - $38,830 $20,715 - $33,140

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