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Chevrolet Impala vs. Kia Optima

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Chevrolet Impala

$534
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Kia Optima

$411
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Chevrolet Impala Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 6th out of 12 for fullsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $534 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. While repairs tend to be more severe than average, the number of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Impala.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Kia Optima Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 10th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $411 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average, and major issues are less frequent than average, so major repairs are not common for the Optima.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$534
inexpensive
expensive
$411
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.29
not often
very often
0.35
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
13%
not urgent
urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5 (5)
4 (34)
3 (28)
2 (5)
1
(0)
The Chevrolet Impala ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in electrical.
“transmission failure 20 days after warranty expired climate control issues in side dash A beautiful spacious car to look at; that cant be driven”
“transmission failure 20 days after warranty expired climate control issues in side dash A beau...”
5 (7)
4 (21)
3 (15)
2 (4)
1 (2)
The Kia Optima ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in electrical.
“I got stuck buying from Dons used cars. He is a buy here pay here dealer. It is a 2004 Kia Optima and i was in a rush as they just done detailing the vehicle. So after i got the car home ...”
“I got stuck buying from Dons used cars. He is a buy here pay here dealer. It is a 2004 Kia Op...”
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