2018 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

2018 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Chevy Malibu

When you are looking for a new vehicle, it can be difficult to determine which model will provide more of the features and capabilities you are looking for when there are so many models that appear similar on the market today. That is why doing comparisons can be so helpful, because they allow you to put two models up side by side to examine their differences and decide which one better fits your needs. This comparison looks at the base models of the 2018 Kia Stinger vs 2018 Chevrolet Malibu.

While the Malibu offers a lower price point, it does not offer nearly as many convenience, comfort or safety features as the Stinger, which is why we feel the Stinger is a better choice overall. It offers more standard features that enhance comfort and convenience, as well as offers more power to get you from point A to point B with ease. Let's take a closer look at some of the key features and differences between these two models!

2018 Kia Stinger


2018 Chevrolet Malibu

2.0-liter I4 Engine 1.5-liter I4
255 Horsepower Horsepower 160 Horsepower
8-Speed Auto w/ Overdrive and Auto-Manual Transmission 6-Speed Auto w/ Overdrive and Auto-Manual
Rear-Wheel Drive Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive

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The Kia Stinger is a powerful, responsive model that features a sporty performance and plenty of interior amenities. It has more cargo area than the Malibu, offering 40.9 cubic feet of trunk space compared to just 15.8 cubic feet of trunk area in the Malibu. The Stinger also has available features like adaptive cruise control, a compass, a built-in programmable garage door opener, lane departure warning, a blind spot monitoring system, and forward collision warning. None of these features are available on the Chevy Malibu.

The Stinger offers a plethora of standard features for passengers to enjoy, like voice recognition, heated front seats, lumbar support for the driver, dual-zone automatic climate control, parking assist technology, heated side mirrors, and a remote starting system. The Chevy Malibu doesn't offer any of these features on its base trim and features manual AC.

The 2018 Kia Stinger is available now at Palmen Kia. Browse our inventory and set up a test drive online today!