Compare 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2013 Nissan Altima vs 2013 Toyota Camry

2013 Chevrolet Malibu
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2013 Nissan Altima
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2013 Toyota Camry
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4-Door Sedan ECO w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan ECO w/1SA 25 37 $23,860 $24,985
Malibu 4-Door Sedan ECO w/2SA 25 37 $25,398 $26,595
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 34 $21,225 $21,995
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 34 $22,141 $23,185
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 34 $23,769 $24,890
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/3LT 21 30 $25,403 $26,600
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/1LZ 22 34 $25,859 $27,365
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/2LZ 21 30 $28,066 $29,700
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2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,356 $21,760
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,376 $22,280
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,283 $27,660
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $23,550 $25,760
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $27,929 $30,560
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $25,831 $28,260
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L 25 35 $20,345 $22,235
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 25 35 $20,753 $22,680
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 25 35 $21,294 $23,400
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 25 35 $22,618 $24,855
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 21 31 $24,807 $27,260
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 21 31 $27,723 $30,465
Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan LE 43 39 $24,049 $26,140
Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan XLE 40 38 $25,456 $27,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,860
$23,910
$20,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,985
$25,230
$22,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$421 / month
$371 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Thinking small makes the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu a more sporty sedan, but doesn't help its rear-seat space at all. 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. The 2013 Toyota Camry is no standout for design, but it's more than ever the sensible pick for those who value comfort, value, and frugality above all else.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 23 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 32 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.50 35.600 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.10 52.400 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.10 42.500 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.00 54.200 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.90 34.400 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.00 39.700 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.30 47.600 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.50 53.900 58.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.3 89.300 102.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.60 55.900 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.00 61.200 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
107.80 105.300 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
NA 26.200 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.00 70.700 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.20 61.000 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA 5.300 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
191.50 180.900 189.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 8.200 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.500 x 0.350 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.700 x 1.020 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 20.000 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.7 36.7
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.830 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.200 16.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA T135/90R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RA9 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P215/55TR17 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
RA9 NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P215/55TR17 P205/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3589 3124 3190
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.200 4.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6200 175 @ 5600 178 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4900 180 @ 4000 170 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
LUK NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 32 35
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 1.750 4.148
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 NA 1.900
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 5.790 3.634
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 NA 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA 0.608
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 - TBD - 3.300
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 NA 1.420
Trans Type
6 1 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Nissan Altima Toyota Camry
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.9 6.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD - 7 (2012)
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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