2019 Chevy Malibu vs. 2019 Nissan Altima

2019 Chevy Malibu vs. 2019 Nissan Altima

In the battle of the midsize sedans, the 2019 Chevy Malibu and the 2019 Nissan Altima rise to the top. These are luxurious-looking vehicles that are a joy to drive. They have plenty of great comfort and convenience features, and they handle like a dream.

You may have trouble deciding between the 2019 Chevy Malibu and the 2019 Nissan Altima once you are able to narrow your search to the two. Taking a test drive of each and gathering as much information as you can will help you make the right decision. Here’s some information that will help you take a closer look at the all-new Chevy Malibu and Nissan Altima:

Exterior Comparison

The Chevy Malibu and the Nissan Altima look similar, but they have noticeable differences in their exterior design.

The 2019 Altima is only slightly more boxy in shape than the Malibu. It has more pronounced angles than the Malibu, such as a windshield that slopes up more starkly and a front and rear end that both have sharper corners. There are plenty of rounded edges and grooves, as well, but overall the Nissan Altima looks like a series of traditional geometrical shapes stacked together, with some softening.

The Chevy Malibu is more filled out and more aerodynamic. The front end has more width and height than that of the Altima, giving the Chevy Malibu a more substantial look. The grille takes up more space, filling almost the whole front end. It is a wide and tall grille that is dissected by a thin, chrome bar that runs from one headlight to the other. The body profile is taller, and there are smaller, more streamlined windows. The rear end has a nice curve to it, bringing the whole package together.

Both are attractive vehicles, but you may find that you are more drawn to the more luxurious and streamlined Chevy Malibu.

Interior and Technology

You’ll find a beautiful and comfortable interior in both the Chevy Malibu and the Nissan Altima, as well as many convenience features that make driving fun.

The interior on the Chevy Malibu is gorgeous and looks more sophisticated than what you’ll typically find in this class. It offers more passenger space than the Altima, including more head room and more leg room all around. Not all the driver but all the passengers will be more comfortable in the Malibu than they will be in the Altima.

The 2019 Chevy Malibu has an upgraded infotainment system that includes a beautiful, easy-to-use 8—inch touchscreen display. The system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 4G LTE Wi-fi hotspot, OnStar services, Bluetooth streaming, three USB ports, and an auxiliary jack. You’ll have everything you need to play the music you want, as well as to keep your devices charged. You’ll also be able to make phone calls and send text messages without using your hands or taking your eyes off the road.

Other standard features on the 2019 Malibu include blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, a backup camera, push button start, and a proximity key. You can upgrade your trim level to get features like a Teen Driver system, a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, heated front seats, and more.

The interior of the Nissan Altima is comfortable and neat. Everything is ordered nicely, and the materials are comfortable, but nothing stands out. The infotainment system also includes an 8-inch touchscreen and six speakers, but you get a slight upgrade with an additional USB port and satellite radio. There’s no blind spot monitoring or lane departure warning, but you do get forward collision warning and automatic braking instead. You also have the option to upgrade features by trim, which will put you on par with the Malibu. However, if you want to get the most features and luxury in the base model, the 2019 Chevy Malibu is the better choice.

Base Performance

You want capable performance and great gas mileage in a midsize sedan, which you will likely use for regular work commutes, as well as family outings and road trips. You’ll get both in the Chevy Malibu and the Nissan Altima.

The base model 2019 Chevy Malibu comes equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out 163 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. That engine is paired with a continuously variable transmission, so you’ll enjoy spirited performance and easy handling. The Malibu gets an estimated 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, which is an improvement over the previous year’s model.

In contrast, the base model 2019 Nissan Altima comes equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 188 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. It is also paired with a continuously variable transmission, and it gets an estimated 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. You’ll get a bit more power with the Altima, but it’s not a difference you are likely to notice in your routine driving.

You’ll also suffer slightly lower gas mileage in the city, which can add up if you primarily use your vehicle for driving to work and errands – which most people do.

Which is Right for You?

The 2019 Chevy Malibu starts at $22,090, and the 2019 Nissan Altima starts at $23,900. With the Malibu, you will pay a couple thousand less, and you will get a more beautiful sedan with a lot more features and great performance.

Now is the time to visit your local Chevy dealership to take a test drive of the all-new Malibu and to learn what makes it so special. You’ll love the way the Malibu drives, and you’ll love the way it feels to be in the driver’s seat. Explore the different trim levels to find the right configuration of features to meet your needs.

With our great financing offers, you’ll find that the 2019 Chevy Malibu is quite affordable for your monthly budget. Visit us today and find out what’s possible!