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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
MSRP
$35,030
Invoice
$32,537
Average Price Paid
$32,606
17 listings nationwide

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2019 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
MSRP
$22,090
Invoice
$22,024
Average Price Paid
$21,207
14 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2019 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
Fair Price
$34,203
Good Price
$31,622
Great Price
$30,146
2019 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
Fair Price
$21,494
Good Price
$20,206
Great Price
$19,469

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,565
2019 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,623

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

Shopping for a modern midsize sedan is tougher than you may think. Whether we're talking about the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Mazda6, or Hyundai Sonata, it seems like each year we con...

2019 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The midsize Chevrolet Malibu sedan was last redesigned for the 2016 model year. For 2019, midway through its product life-cycle, it sees some important visual and content updates. The...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
20
writes:
Great handling smooth ride beautifully redesigned, only downside not as spacious as other sedans.
writes:
Power Ranked 2019 Toyota Camry XLE FWD worse.
"Both 4 cylinder engines were quit peppy. Didnt notice much different in pick-up acceleration. "
Handling Ranked 2019 Toyota Camry XLE FWD worse.
"I thought the handling of both cars was excellent. But for other reasons, I choose the Altima"
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Toyota Camry XLE FWD worse.
"The front view of he Atlima has the looks of a BMW to me. The Camry was just average."
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Toyota Camry XLE FWD worse.
"Front seats in both were very good, but preferred the zero gravity feel Altima has. I feel that the Altima seats will be great for a long trip. Also, I preferred cloth interior vs. leather in the Camry."
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Toyota Camry XLE FWD worse.
"Both cars had ample space for 3 adults. I did not make my decision based on the back seat."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2019 Toyota Camry XLE FWD worse.
"Both have ample cargo area. In the Altima the back two seats fold down for extra cargo area. Not sure about the Camry? Made my decision based on other factors."
Family Car Ranked 2019 Toyota Camry XLE FWD worse.
"Numerous airbags all over the place including rear seating airbags. The air vents to the back seat of the Altima are a very nice addition. The steering controls on the Altima were superior, including having the car watch out for movement outside the highway lane markers."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Toyota Camry XLE FWD worse.
"Price, Price, Price. Got the 2019 Altima sv for $21,600 ($29,725 MSRP)."
2019 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2019 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
2019 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
36 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.2 gal 15.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
248 hp @ 5,600 RPM
160 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8:1
10:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.55 in
2.91 in x 3.4 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.8 in 41.5 in
Back Legroom 35.2 in 38.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.4 cu ft 15.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 892 lbs --
Exterior
Length 192.9 in 194.2 in
Width 72.9 in 73 in
Height 56.8 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 111.2 in 111.4 in

Available Options

2019 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
  • Storm Blue Metallic
  • Super Black
2019 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

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