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2020 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2020 Nissan Altima Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Malibu

2020 Chevrolet
Malibu

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New 2020 Nissan Altima

2020 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*
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$22,140 to $33,370
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$24,300 to $35,180
Invoice* $22,118 to $32,169 $22,650 to $32,769
MPG - City 22 - 29 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 32 - 36 34 - 39
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** **** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Malibu, drivers may find the Nissan Altima a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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. 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 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.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Chevrolet Malibu transmits a bit more power to the wheels than 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.

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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Chevrolet Malibu as you will in the Nissan Altima.

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