Chevrolet Malibu vs. Kia Cadenza

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$15,428 - $17,529
$23,117 - $27,742

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 hp
290 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L turbo DOHC 4
3.3L DOHC GDI V6

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
45.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
38.5 - 40.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.1 in.
37.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
37.6 - 37.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.8 cu. ft.
16 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.4 in.
112.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37 ft.
37.2 ft.

Length

Length
193.8 in.
195.7 in.

Width

Width
73 in.
73.6 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3108 .lbs
3633 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 hp
290 hp

Torque

Torque
184 ft. lbs.
253 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
14 - 18 mpg
10 - 14 mpg

City

City
27 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 mpg
28 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu
Kia Cadenza

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Midsize Cars
Large Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
100.0 ft³.
107.8 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3108 lbs.
3633 lbs.

Number of Passenger Doors

Number of Passenger Doors
4
23 mpg.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
30 mpg.
20 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
27 mpg.
28 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
36 mpg.
Regular Unleaded V-6

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
LFV
3.3 L/204

Engine Type

Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4
Gasoline Direct Injection

Displacement

Displacement
1.5L/91
8

Fuel System

Fuel System
Direct Injection
Automatic w/OD

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
MNH
4.81

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
2.90

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
1.86

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58
1.42

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96
1.22

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45
3.42

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
3.32

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.075
660

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94
7.6

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23
180

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9
Strut

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link
Strut

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
R83
Multi-Link

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
R83
P245/45VR18

Spare Tire Order Code

Spare Tire Order Code
ZAM
P245/45VR18

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P205/65R16
Compact

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16
18 X 7.5 in.

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
T125/80R16
18 X 7.5 in.

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 in.
Compact in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 in.
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
16" in.
Aluminum

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Rack-Pinion

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
37.2 ft.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion
4-Wheel Disc

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8
4-Wheel

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8
Yes

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.0 ft.
Yes

Brake Type

Brake Type
Pwr
12.6 in.

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
11.8 in.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
18.5 gal.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
38.5 - 40.2 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.8 gal.
45.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
58.3 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.0 in.
56.5 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
58.5 in.
37.6 - 37.9 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.1 in.
37.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
56.5 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.1 in.
56.3 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
57.1 in.
112.4 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.4 in.
195.7 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.4 in.
73.6 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
193.8 in.
57.9 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.0 in.
63.3 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.6 in.
63.6 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.6 in.
16 ft³.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.5 in.
0.80

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.8 ft³.
0.65

Model Group

Model Group
Malibu
Cadenza

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate
Intermediate

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.5
3.3

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4