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2016 Kia Optima vs. 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Optima offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Chevrolet Cruze 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
The Kia Optima will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Chevrolet Cruze, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Kia Optima will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Chevrolet Cruze, 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 Kia Optima and the Chevrolet Cruze have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Optima is much wider than the Chevrolet Cruze, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Kia Optima, which is slightly longer than the Chevrolet Cruze.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Optima is somewhat more powerful than the Chevrolet Cruze.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Optima than that of the Chevrolet Cruze.

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2016 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $22,140 - $36,040

2016 Chevrolet
Cruze

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MSRP*: $16,620 - $23,120
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% As low as 1.32%
City MPG: 22 - 28 29 - 30
Highway MPG: 32 - 39 40 - 42
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $21,396 - $33,435 $16,537 - $22,080

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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