Compare 2019 Nissan Maxima vs 2019 Chevrolet Malibu

2019 Nissan Maxima
2019 Chevrolet Malibu
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Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 20 30 $38,772 $41,540
Maxima S 3.5L 20 30 $31,790 $34,050
Maxima SL 3.5L 20 30 $35,975 $38,540
Maxima SR 3.5L 20 30 $36,991 $39,630
Maxima SV 3.5L 20 30 $33,663 $36,060
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,772
$27,204
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,540
$28,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$692 / month
$470 / 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 49 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 43 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
45 41.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.4 102.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 NA
Length, Overall (in)
192.8 194.2
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 11.6
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 13.0
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- NA
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RA9
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P225/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RA9
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P225/55R17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3676 3366
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400 129 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
NA LKN
Displacement
3.5 L/213 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6400 122 @ 5000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 49
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 46
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 43
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 - 0.38 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.25 2.64
Trans Type
1 NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 NA
Trans Order Code
NA MKE
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Four-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 3.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 10
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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
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Rollover Rating

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