Compare 2019 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2019 Nissan Altima

2019 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan L 29 36 $22,023 $22,090
4-Door Sedan LS 29 36 $22,337 $23,220
4-Door Sedan RS 29 36 $23,299 $24,220
4-Door Sedan LT 29 36 $25,608 $26,620
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 49 43 $27,147 $28,220
4-Door Sedan Premier 22 32 $30,610 $31,820
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Sedan 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 2.5 S 28 39 $22,371 $24,000
AWD Sedan 2.5 S 26 36 $23,627 $25,350
Sedan 2.5 SR 27 37 $23,627 $25,350
AWD Sedan 2.5 SR 25 35 $24,882 $26,700
Sedan 2.5 SV 28 39 $26,258 $28,180
Sedan 2.0 SR 25 34 $27,393 $29,400
AWD Sedan 2.5 SV 26 36 $27,514 $29,530
Sedan 2.5 SL 28 39 $28,035 $30,090
AWD Sedan 2.5 SL 26 36 $29,291 $31,440
Sedan 2.5 Platinum 27 37 $29,840 $32,030
AWD Sedan 2.5 Platinum 25 35 $31,095 $33,380
Sedan 2.0 Platinum 25 34 $32,630 $35,030
Sedan 2.0 Edition ONE 25 34 $33,300 $35,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,023
$22,371
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,090
$24,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is a likeable sedan, but it requires some compromises when it comes to essential safety tech. The 2019 Nissan Altima is a sharper sedan now, made better with great active safety features and a newly available turbo-4.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 44.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 54
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 192.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 111.2
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 16.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 -
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/65R16 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/80R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R83 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAM NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
R83 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)
3126 3212
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
1.5L/91 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5700 182 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500-3000 178 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
LFV NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 39
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 1.96
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
MRG NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.10 4.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.63 - 0.38
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
1 1
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Nissan Altima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 5.5
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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2019 Chevrolet Malibu
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  • $1,750 factory rebate for all buyers
  • Lease from $299 for 36 months
  • Get $750 bonus with GM financing
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2019 Nissan Altima
  • Redesigned 2019 Altima features a new platform
  • Rebates: $1,500 rebate or $2,000 finance bonus
  • Lease: From $239 per month for 36 months
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 36 months + $2,000
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