Engines & Power

Malibu LS

Optima LX

Standard Engine 2.5L 197 hp I4 2.4L 200 hp I4
Horsepower 197 @ 6300 RPM 200 @ 6300 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 191 @ 4400 RPM 186 @ 4250 RPM
Valves/Valve Configuration 16/DOHC 16/DOHC
Displacement (cc) 2499 2359
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.46 X 3.98 3.46 X 3.82
Compression Ratio 11.3:1 11.3:1
Fuel Type/System Gasoline/DI Gasoline/DI
Turbocharger No No
Supercharger No No

Transmissions

Malibu LS

Optima LX

Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive

Payload & Towing

Malibu LS

Optima LX

Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.00 102.20
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 16.30 15.40
Standard Towing (lb.) 1000 No data
Max Towing (lb.) 1000 No data
Standard Payload (lb.) No data No data
Max Payload (lb.) No data No data
Standard GVWR (lb.) No data No data
Max GVWR (lb.) No data No data

Braking & Traction

Malibu LS

Optima LX

4 Wheel Drive/All Wheel Drive N/A N/A
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std.
Automatic Load-Leveling N/A N/A
Electronic Brake Assistance Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A
Locking Differential N/A N/A
Traction Control Std. Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std.
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