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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,971 $22,170
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,987 $22,690
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,509 $24,340
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,813 $27,920
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $24,337 $26,320
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $26,366 $28,520
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $28,488 $30,820
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25 36 $21,558 $22,340
4-Door Sedan ECO 25 36 $24,777 $25,945
4-Door Sedan LT 25 36 $22,547 $23,610
4-Door Sedan LTZ 25 36 $26,261 $27,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,971
$21,558
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,170
$22,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$372 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Following improvements that hit all the right spots, the 2014 Nissan Altima is a solid choice for those who don't mind a CVT. Chevy has taken a look elsewhere in its lineup, and in the market, and made the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu a stronger offering--with an emphasis on better gas mileage and more space.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 36.80
Front Head Room (in) 40 39.00
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.9 100.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.1 54.30
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 57.50
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.50
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 57.10
Front Leg Room (in) 45 42.10
Front Hip Room (in) 54 55.00
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.9 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72 73.00
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 62.20
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 NA
Length, Overall (in) 191.5 191.50
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 57.60
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 62.00
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 107.80
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 16.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 11.5 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 15.8
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 37.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.68
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QPE
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60TR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QPE
Front Tire Size P215/60TR16 P215/60R16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3108 3393
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 7 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 7 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 180 @ 4000 191 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LKW
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6000 196 @ 6300
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 36
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 - 0.39 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.83 2.64
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.75 2.84
Trans Order Code NA MNH
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.75
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.91
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.45
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Four-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.9 (Est) 6.3
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 7.5
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
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