Nissan Altima vs Chevrolet Malibu Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
MSRP
$35,180
Invoice
$32,769
Average Price Paid
$32,051
368 listings nationwide

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2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
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2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
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2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,436
105 listings nationwide
4 GREAT deals
15 GOOD deals

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2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,140

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Sedans are not dead, though some models in the segment are not long for this world. In fact, post-pandemic financial pressure on consumers could result in a resurgence of the tradition...

2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
No Expert Reviews
No Data Available
  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
5
GuruVV4TY writes:
this car is way too small I should have bought a TAURUS after driving a Sable LS for over 22 years! I still wa...
Handling Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion SE better.
"smooth ride"
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion SE better.
"a little roomier"
20
Speederinred writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry worse.
"More comfortable "
Family Car Ranked 2020 Toyota Camry worse.
"Seemed roomier with outlets in back"
2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD
2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
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Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 16.2 gal 15.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
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Power
248 hp @ 5,600 RPM
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Torque
273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
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Compression Ratio
8:1
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Displacement
2,000 cc
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Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.55 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Side Barrier Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 3 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 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 15.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload 962 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

2020 Nissan Altima
2.0 Platinum FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
  • Storm Blue Metallic
  • Super Black
2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD

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