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2015 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2015 Nissan Altima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Malibu offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Nissan Altima. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Malibu.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Malibu will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan Altima, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Malibu will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Altima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Malibu and the Nissan Altima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Malibu is a little wider than the Nissan Altima, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Malibu takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Altima.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Malibu has much less torque than the Nissan Altima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chevrolet Malibu has about the same turning radius as the Nissan Altima, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Malibu is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Altima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Malibu and the Nissan Altima. The Chevrolet Malibu has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Nissan Altima.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Malibu comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Altima.

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2015 Chevrolet
Malibu

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MSRP*: $22,465 - $30,480

2015 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,300 - $31,950
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 21 - 25 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 30 - 36 32 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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No Data Avail. Not Tested
Invoice*: $21,679 - $28,804 $20,867 - $29,531

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