Compare 2019 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Chevrolet Malibu

2019 Nissan Altima
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,371
$22,023
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,000
$22,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$400 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Nissan Altima is a sharper sedan now, made better with great active safety features and a newly available turbo-4. The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is a likeable sedan, but it requires some compromises when it comes to essential safety tech.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54 54.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 102.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 NA
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 194.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 111.4
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 11.8 x - TBD -
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 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.2 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- NA
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- NA
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA R83
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZAM
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R83
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65R16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3212 3126
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 3600 184 @ 2500-3000
Engine Order Code
NA LFV
Displacement
2.5 L/152 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6000 160 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 - 0.38 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.83 5.10
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.96 NA
Trans Order Code
NA MRG
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Four-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 5.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.7
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
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 Nissan Altima
  • Redesigned 2019 Altima features a new platform
  • Rebates: $1,500 rebate or $2,000 finance bonus
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  • 2019 Malibu arriving; 2018s sold out
  • $2,000 factory rebate for all buyers
  • Lease from $299 for 36 months
  • Get $750 bonus with GM financing
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