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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Kia Soul

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Chevrolet Malibu

$518
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Kia Soul

$443
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Chevrolet Malibu Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 13th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $518 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average, and major issues are less frequent than average, so major repairs are not common for the Malibu.
5
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Kia Soul Reliability Rating is 5.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 1st out of 7 for subcompact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $443 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are lower than other vehicles, so the Soul is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$518
inexpensive
expensive
$443
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.34
not often
very often
0.17
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
12%
not urgent
urgent
9%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(4)
4
(28)
3
(26)
2
(25)
1
(5)
The Chevrolet Malibu ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in suspension.
“Great car for commuters”
“Great car for commuters”
5
(2)
4
(4)
3
(0)
2
(1)
1
(0)
The Kia Soul ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in electrical.
“I am almost 60. Favorite car I have ever owned !”
“I am almost 60. Favorite car I have ever owned !”
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