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2014 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2014 Nissan Altima

Awards
Features
Performance
Safety
Technical
Usability
Pricing
2014 Nissan Altima
2014 Chevrolet Malibu
          Smart and stylish: Malibu is the best of both worlds.

Awards


Chevrolet has made safety a priority, and it shows: the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Chevrolet Malibu were named IIHS Top Safety Picks.1

Features

Sometimes the beauty is in the details - including the thoughtful touches inside the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. These dynamite details include ice-blue ambient lighting on the instrument panel and doors, easily accessible storage areas, acoustic laminated glass (for a quieter ride) and carefully sculpted seats for comfort that rivals your couch.2

With dozens of standard and optional features, some for enhanced safety and some just for fun, the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu competes handily with the other cars in its class - and wins, hands-down.2

No more parallel parking jitters - the optional Rear Parking Aid on the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2014 Nissan Altima, which doesn't have a rear parking aid option.

2014 Chevrolet Malibu VS 2014 Nissan Altima optional3 Rear Parking Aid -

Performance

If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu's increased torque4 can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride.

  2014 Chevrolet Malibu  VS  2014 Nissan Altima    2955    Torque    2516  

Safety

The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu offers side airbag protection to its rear passengers standard, but that same level of safety isn't even an option on the 2014 Nissan Altima.

  2014 Chevrolet Malibu  VS  2014 Nissan Altima    standard3    Rear Side Airbag    - 

Technical

Enjoy the increased safety, fuel economy, and yes, fun, of the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu's optional turbocharged engine. Sadly, turbo isn't an option on the 2014 Nissan Altima.

  2014 Chevrolet Malibu  VS  2014 Nissan Altima    has5     Turbocharged    - 

Usability

No matter what you're stowing, from groceries to gardening gear, the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu's increased storage volume7 means you'll have more room for all your stuff, from apples to zinnias, and everything in between.

  2014 Chevrolet Malibu  VS  2014 Nissan Altima    163    Storage Volume    158  

Pricing

The drivetrain in the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu is carefully engineered and built to last, and they're willing to back it with a warranty that's 40000 miles longer than the drivetrain warranty on the 2014 Nissan Altima.

The difference in MSRP between the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2014 Nissan Altima may seem significant, until you consider what you're missing when you opt to save that $280: more standard features, some for safety and some just for fun. Suddenly, that modest $280 doesn't seem like much of a "savings" at all, does it?

  2014 Chevrolet Malibu  VS  2014 Nissan Altima    100,0003    Drivetrain Warranty    60,0008    $22,1403    MSRP    $21,8608  
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1 - Learn more at http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings

2 - Data on standard and optional features from the manufacturer's website at http://www.chevy.com/malibu

3 - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu LS

4 - 295 lb.-ft. @ 5200 RPM vs. 258 lb.-ft. @ 4400 RPM

5 - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu LT

6 - 2014 Nissan Altima S

7 - 16 cubic feet vs. 15 cubic feet

8 - 2014 Nissan Altima Base