Compare 2013 Nissan Altima vs 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

2013 Nissan Altima
2013 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,356 $21,760
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,376 $22,280
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $23,550 $25,760
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $25,831 $28,260
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,959 $28,400
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $27,929 $30,560
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 22 34 $21,225 $21,995
4-Door Sedan LT 22 34 $22,141 $23,185
4-Door Sedan ECO 25 37 $23,860 $24,985
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 34 $25,859 $27,365
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,356
$21,225
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,760
$21,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT. Thinking small makes the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu a more sporty sedan, but doesn't help its rear-seat space at all.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.400 57.10
Front Leg Room (in)
45.000 42.10
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.000 55.00
Second Leg Room (in)
36.100 36.90
Front Head Room (in)
40.000 39.00
Second Hip Room (in)
52.100 54.30
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.400 57.50
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.900 100.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.100 37.50
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.400 62.00
Wheelbase (in)
109.300 107.80
Liftover Height (in)
26.900 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.000 73.00
Track Width, Front (in)
62.400 62.20
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - NA
Length, Overall (in)
191.500 191.50
Height, Overall (in)
57.900 57.60
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.400 16.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.500 x 0.350 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.700 x 1.020 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.000 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.900 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.400 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.100 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA -STDRA8
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -STDRA8
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T135/90R16 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3108 3393
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.200 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 4000 191 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LCV
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6000 197 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
0.745 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.828 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.91
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Four-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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