Compare 2002 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2002 Nissan Altima

2002 Chevrolet Malibu
2002 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 29 $16,250 $17,760
4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $18,267 $19,965
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 23 29 $16,007 $16,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 29 $16,487 $17,149
4-Door Sedan Manual S 23 29 $17,011 $18,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 23 29 $17,472 $18,999
4-Door Sedan Manual SL 23 29 $20,364 $22,399
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 26 $20,592 $22,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 23 29 $20,819 $22,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 19 26 $21,046 $23,149
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,250
$16,007
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,760
$16,649
Monthly Payment Estimate
$296 / month
$277 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.9 103.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.0 53.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.4 191.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.0 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
28.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 70.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.1 15.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.8 x 1.8 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.3 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R15 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R15 P205/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3053 2999
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5200 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 4000 181 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LG8 NA
Displacement
3.1L/191 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.13 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.94
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.42
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.26
Trans Type
4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Nissan Altima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.60 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut

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