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Compare 2020 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Chevrolet Malibu
2020 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan L 29 36 $22,117 $22,140
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 29 36 $22,432 $23,270
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT 29 36 $25,709 $26,670
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Premier 22 32 $32,168 $33,370
Malibu 4-Door Sedan RS 29 36 $23,396 $24,270
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2.0 Platinum Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.0 Platinum Sedan 25 34 $32,769 $35,180
Altima 2.0 SR Sedan 25 34 $27,719 $29,750
Altima 2.5 Platinum AWD Sedan 25 35 $31,235 $33,530
Altima 2.5 Platinum Sedan 27 37 $29,979 $32,180
Altima 2.5 S AWD Sedan 26 36 $23,721 $25,450
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 28 39 $22,464 $24,100
Altima 2.5 SL AWD Sedan 26 36 $29,430 $31,590
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 28 39 $28,175 $30,240
Altima 2.5 SR AWD Sedan 25 35 $25,208 $27,050
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 27 37 $23,952 $25,700
Altima 2.5 SV AWD Sedan 26 36 $27,235 $29,230
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 28 39 $25,979 $27,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,117
$32,769
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,140
$35,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$369 / month
$586 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu is a handsome mid-size sedan that’s overshadowed by competitors in terms of standard features. The 2020 Nissan Altima is a handsome sedan with a great-looking price.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 43.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 98.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 111.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 192.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 56.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 15.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.5
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 16.2
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
R83 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAM NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16 P235/40VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
R83 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R16 P235/40VR19
Spare Tire Size
T125/80R16 Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3126 3438
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 510
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500-3000 267 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LFV NA
Displacement
1.5L/91 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5700 236 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
MRG NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.10 5.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 6.1
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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2020 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2020 Malibu kept in good supply
  • Factory rebate steady at $2,750
  • Lease from $294 for 36 months with $0 down
  • APR offers still on hold
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2020 Nissan Altima
  • 2020 Altima includes more standard features
  • Rebates: $2,000 cashback
  • Lease: From $239 per month for 36 months
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 60 months + $1,250
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