Buy a car
from the safety of your home.
Connect with our dealer and finance partners through our site and ask for details regarding their at-home car buying services.
  • Video car tours
  • E-transaction: complete paperwork online
  • Vehicle home delivery
  • Enhanced vehicle sanitization
OK

Compare 2014 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2014 Nissan Altima

2014 Chevrolet Malibu
2014 Nissan Altima
Add Vehicle
Select style
4-Door Sedan ECO w/2SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan ECO w/2SA 25 36 $24,777 $25,945
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 25 36 $21,558 $22,340
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 25 36 $22,547 $23,610
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 25 36 $24,175 $25,315
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/3LT 21 30 $25,641 $26,850
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/1LZ 25 36 $26,261 $27,790
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/2LZ 21 30 $28,302 $29,950
Select style
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,971 $22,170
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,987 $22,690
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,813 $27,920
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,509 $24,340
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $24,337 $26,320
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $28,488 $30,820
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $26,366 $28,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,777
$20,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,945
$22,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. Following improvements that hit all the right spots, the 2014 Nissan Altima is a solid choice for those who don't mind a CVT.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.00 54
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.00 40
Second Hip Room (in)
54.30 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.50 56.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.3 101.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.50 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.10 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.10 45
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
107.80 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
NA 26.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.00 72
Track Width, Front (in)
62.20 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.50 191.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.60 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.00 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.7
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 x - TBD - 11.5
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 18
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.1
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
RA9 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RA9 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3602 3108
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 16 X 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.1 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4900 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LUK NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6200 182 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 4.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.35 - 0.39
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Trans Order Code
MHH NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Nissan Altima
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.8
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

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue