Compare 2004 Nissan Altima vs 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

2004 Nissan Altima
2004 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan 2.5 Manual PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Manual 23 30 $16,464 $16,850
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Manual PZEV 23 30 $16,464 $16,850
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic 23 29 $16,952 $17,350
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic PZEV 23 29 $16,952 $17,350
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Manual PZEV S 23 30 $17,490 $18,700
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Manual S 23 30 $17,490 $18,700
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic PZEV S 23 29 $17,958 $19,200
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic S 23 29 $17,958 $19,200
4-Door Sedan 3.5 Manual SE 21 26 $21,040 $22,750
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic PZEV SL 23 29 $21,456 $23,200
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic SL 23 29 $21,456 $23,200
4-Door Sedan 3.5 Automatic SE 19 26 $21,502 $23,250
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 24 34 $17,174 $18,770
4-Door Sedan LS 23 32 $19,004 $20,770
4-Door Sedan LT 23 32 $21,292 $23,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,464
$17,174
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,850
$18,770
Monthly Payment Estimate
$281 / month
$313 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.2 101.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 52.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
191.5 188.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 69.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.6 15.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.35 10.87 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.35 9.05 x 1.57
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QMR
Front Tire Size
P205/65R16 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QMR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16 P205/65R15
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)
3001 3174
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 145 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4000 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L61
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.2L/134
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.77
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Ind 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Ind MacPherson

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