Compare 2019 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2019 Nissan Altima

2019 Chevrolet Malibu
2019 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid w/1HY
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Hybrid w/1HY 49 43 $27,204 $28,220
Malibu 4-Door Sedan L w/1VL 29 36 $22,067 $22,090
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 29 36 $22,384 $23,220
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 29 36 $25,661 $26,620
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Premier w/2LZ 22 32 $30,674 $31,820
Malibu 4-Door Sedan RS w/1SP 29 36 $23,348 $24,220
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2.0 Edition ONE Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.0 Edition ONE Sedan 25 34 $33,300 $35,750
Altima 2.0 Platinum Sedan 25 34 $32,630 $35,030
Altima 2.0 SR Sedan 25 34 $27,393 $29,400
Altima 2.5 Platinum AWD Sedan 25 35 $31,095 $33,380
Altima 2.5 Platinum Sedan 27 37 $29,840 $32,030
Altima 2.5 S AWD Sedan 26 36 $23,627 $25,350
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 28 39 $22,371 $24,000
Altima 2.5 SL AWD Sedan 26 36 $29,291 $31,440
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 28 39 $28,035 $30,090
Altima 2.5 SR AWD Sedan 25 35 $24,882 $26,700
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 27 37 $23,627 $25,350
Altima 2.5 SV AWD Sedan 26 36 $27,514 $29,530
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 28 39 $26,258 $28,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,204
$33,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,220
$35,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$596 / 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
49 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
43 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 -
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 -
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 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 -
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)
13.0 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
P225/55R17 P235/40VR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RA9 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P235/40VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
RA9 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)
3366 3436
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 5000 236 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4750 267 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LKN NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
49 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
46 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
43 34
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
MKE NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
NA 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
10 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.8 6.0
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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