Compare 2014 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2014 Nissan Altima vs 2014 Toyota Camry

2014 Chevrolet Malibu
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2014 Nissan Altima
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2014 Toyota Camry
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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
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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
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2014.5 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry 2014.5 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L 25 35 $20,520 $22,425
Camry 2014.5 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 25 35 $20,926 $22,870
Camry 2014.5 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 25 35 $21,603 $23,740
Camry 2014.5 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE Sport 25 35 $22,694 $24,865
Camry 2014.5 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 25 35 $23,487 $25,810
Camry 2014.5 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 21 31 $25,344 $27,850
Camry 2014.5 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 21 31 $27,941 $30,705
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 SE Sport 25 35 $22,386 $24,525
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 2014.5 4-Door Sedan LE 43 39 $24,224 $26,330
Camry Hybrid 2014.5 4-Door Sedan SE Limited Edition 40 38 $25,709 $27,945
Camry Hybrid 2014.5 4-Door Sedan XLE 40 38 $26,336 $28,625
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
$24,777
$20,971
$20,520
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,945
$22,170
$22,425
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
$370 / month
$374 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
7.8
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. The 2014 Toyota Camry may not be as attractive as some of its competitors, but it's now more than ever the most sensible choice for shoppers focused on value, frugality and comfort above all else.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 38 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 - -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.50 37.1 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.10 56.4 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.10 45 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.00 54 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 36.1 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.00 40 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.30 52.1 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.50 56.4 58
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.3 101.9 102.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA 5.4 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
191.50 191.5 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.60 57.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.00 62.4 62
Wheelbase (in)
107.80 109.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
NA 26.9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.00 72 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.20 62.4 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.4 15.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - 11.5 11.1
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.7 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 18 17
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.1 36.7
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P215/60TR16 P205/65VR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RA9 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P215/60TR16 P205/65VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
RA9 NA NA
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 - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3602 3108 3190
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 16 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 16 X 7 16 X 6.5
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
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6200 182 @ 6000 178 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4900 180 @ 4000 170 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
LUK NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 38 35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 - 1.42
Trans Type
6 1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 1.75 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 - 1.90
Trans Order Code
MHH NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 4.83 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 - 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.35 - 0.39 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Nissan Altima Toyota Camry
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.8 6.5
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
Rollover Rating

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