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2020 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2021 Kia K5 Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Malibu

2020 Chevrolet
Malibu

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New 2021 Kia K5

2021 Kia
K5

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MSRP*
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$22,140 to $33,370
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$23,490 to $30,490
Invoice* $22,118 to $32,169 $22,902 to $29,117
MPG - City 22 - 29 26 - 29
MPG - Hwy 32 - 36 34 - 38
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** **** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

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 Malibu than the Kia K5. The Kia K5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Malibu.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Malibu as you will with the Kia K5, 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). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Malibu or the Kia K5, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Chevrolet Malibu will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Kia K5.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Malibu is about the same width as the Kia K5. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Malibu takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia K5.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Chevrolet Malibu doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia K5.

Performance
The Chevrolet Malibu has less horsepower than the Kia K5, 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 Malibu and the Kia K5. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Malibu as you will in the Kia K5.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Malibu is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia K5.