Compare 2019 Nissan Maxima vs 2019 Chevrolet Malibu

2019 Nissan Maxima
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3.5L S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3.5L S 20 30 $31,790 $34,050
3.5L SV 20 30 $33,663 $36,060
3.5L SL 20 30 $35,975 $38,540
3.5L SR 20 30 $36,991 $39,630
3.5L Platinum 20 30 $38,772 $41,540
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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
$31,790
$22,023
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,050
$22,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$568 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Nissan Maxima is a break from the familiar mid-size four-door sedans. 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
20 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
45 41.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.5 102.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 NA
Length, Overall (in)
192.8 194.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 111.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 73.0
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 15.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 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)
12.1 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)
18 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 Order Code
NA ZAM
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R83
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA R83
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3552 3126
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6400 160 @ 5700
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400 184 @ 2500-3000
Engine Order Code
NA LFV
Displacement
3.5 L/213 1.5L/91
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 32
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 NA
Trans Order Code
NA MRG
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 - 0.38 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.25 5.10
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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 Maxima 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
7.4 5.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 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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