Compare 2005 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2005 Nissan Altima

2005 Chevrolet Malibu
2005 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 24 35 $17,568 $19,200
4-Door Sedan LS 22 32 $19,457 $21,265
4-Door Sedan LT 22 32 $22,014 $24,060
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 24 31 $17,050 $17,450
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual PZEV 2.5 24 31 $17,050 $17,450
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 24 31 $18,051 $19,300
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual PZEV 2.5 S 24 31 $18,051 $19,300
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 2.5 S 23 29 $18,519 $19,800
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 2.5 SL 23 29 $18,519 $19,800
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV 2.5 S 23 29 $18,519 $19,800
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV 2.5 SL 23 29 $18,519 $19,800
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 21 27 $21,549 $23,300
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE 21 27 $22,150 $23,950
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SL 20 30 $25,064 $27,100
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE-R 20 30 $27,144 $29,350
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE-R 20 28 $27,144 $29,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,568
$17,050
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,200
$17,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$291 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 103.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 52.7
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)
41.9 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 191.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 110.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 15.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.05 x 1.57 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x 1.02 11.7 x 0.35
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Temporary
Front Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
3174 3001
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Temporary
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 8.0
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5600 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4000 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.26
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.94
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.63 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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Nissan Altima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Ind MacPherson Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.77 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Ind 4-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/coil springs w/Coil Springs

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