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2022 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2022 Kia K5 Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Malibu

MSRP*: $23,400 to $33,500
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2022 Kia
K5

MSRP*: $23,790 to $31,190
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Invoice* $22,558 to $32,294 $23,097 to $29,690
MPG - City 22 - 29 MPG 24 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 36 MPG 32 - 38 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 160-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 180-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 290-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 160 - 250 hp 180 - 290 hp
Exterior Length 194.2 in 193.1 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 46.1 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 39.1 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 38.4 - 40.2 in
Rear 37.4 - 37.8 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles

*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. The Chevrolet Malibu and the Kia K5 have similar Destination Charges.

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.

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has a larger turning radius than the Kia K5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Malibu has less horsepower than the Kia K5, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Malibu does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Kia K5.

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.

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