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2013 Nissan Altima

2013 Chevrolet Malibu

  2013 Nissan Altima 3.5SL 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco
MSRP
$21,760
$21,995
Invoice $20,356 $21,225
MPG
City/Highway
22/38 21/37
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
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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. Read Full Review Thinking small makes the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu a more sporty sedan, but doesn't help its rear-seat space at all. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Styling's evolved in an Infiniti direction
  • Infotainment systems are better
  • More safety technology than ever
  • Gas mileage hits a 38-mpg high
  • Very quiet, controlled ride

Dislikes:

  • Cockpit is styled conservatively
  • Only CVT transmissions
  • Two-door's a carryover model
  • Softer, plusher handling than before

Likes:

  • More nimble than ever
  • Four-cylinder fuel economy
  • Smooth six-speed automatic
  • Stylish cockpit
  • MyLink's simple connectivity

Dislikes:

  • Back-seat space and comfort
  • Eco mileage lags hybrids--and regular sedans
  • Exterior styling isn't cohesive
  • Ride impacts over rough roads
  • Premium price in a cheapskate class
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