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2022 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2022 Nissan Altima Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Malibu

MSRP*: $23,400 to $33,500
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2022 Nissan
Altima

MSRP*: $24,900 to $34,600
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MPG - City 22 - 29 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 36 MPG 34 - 39 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 160-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 188-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 236-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 160 - 250 hp 182 - 236 hp
Exterior Length 194.2 in 192.9 in
Exterior Width 73.0 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 43.8 in
Rear 35.2 in
Head Room Front 39.1 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 38.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.7 - 36.9 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Malibu 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Malibu as you will with the Nissan Altima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Malibu is about the same width as the Nissan Altima. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Malibu takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Altima.

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

Performance
The Chevrolet Malibu has less horsepower than the Nissan Altima, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Malibu does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Nissan Altima.

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.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Chevrolet Malibu than that of the Nissan Altima.