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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Nissan Altima Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Chevrolet Malibu vs. Nissan Altima Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $35,330

Nissan Altima 3.5 SL   
Difference: $375

Lowest Total Invoice: $32,833

Nissan Altima 3.5 SL   
Difference: $1,285

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
ModelMalibuAltima
TrimPremier3.5 SL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $30,975 $32,690
Base Invoice $29,736 $30,453
Driver Confidence Package 1,195  
Panoramic sunroof 1,270  
Driver Confidence Package II 995  
Illuminated door sill trim plates 395 350
Technology Package   1,180
Floor mats   225
Driver Confidence Package 1,087  
Panoramic sunroof 1,156  
Driver Confidence Package II 905  
Illuminated door sill trim plates 359 276
Technology Package   1,044
Floor mats   175
Options (change) 3,855 1,755
Options (change) 3,507 1,495
Destination 875 885
Total Price $35,705 $35,330
Total Invoice $34,118 $32,833

The configured Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan has a 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Chevrolet Malibu and Nissan Altima are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Chevrolet Malibu Premier trim is $30,975. The features would cost an additional $3,855. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,705.

The base sticker price of the Nissan Altima 3.5 SL trim is $32,690. The features would cost an additional $1,755. Including the destination charge of $885, the total price of this trim is $35,330.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Malibu trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Nissan Altima trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Nissan Altima 3.5 SL appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan has a 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Chevrolet Malibu and Nissan Altima are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Chevrolet Malibu Premier trim is $29,736. The features would cost an additional $3,507. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,118.

The invoice of the Nissan Altima 3.5 SL trim is $30,453. The features would cost an additional $1,495. Including the destination charge of $885, the total price of this trim is $32,833.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Malibu trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Nissan Altima trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Nissan Altima 3.5 SL appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Nissan Altima

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Chevrolet Malibu Premier
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,215
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,190
Model Year20172017
ModelMalibuAltima
TrimPremier3.5 SL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine250hp I4270hp V6
TransmissionT9CVT-7
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)22/33 MPG22/32 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 9?, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/40-19235/45-18
Total Price$35,705$35,330
Adjustments for Features-2,5900
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$33,115$35,330
Total Invoice$34,118$32,833
Adjustments for Features-2,4750
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$31,643$32,833

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Features Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Nissan Altima

Model Year20172017
ModelMalibuAltima
TrimPremier3.5 SL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1400 
7-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100 
Adaptive cruise control $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000 
Remote app$25 
Remote window/roof operation $15
Semi-automated parking system$500 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200 
Following distance indicator$25 
Forward collision warning$200 
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200 
Lane departure warning system$200 
Pedestrian detection$50 
Predictive forward collision warning $250
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100 
Rear side airbags$300 
Rollover sensor$50 
Safety key$5 
Temporary spare tire $150
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Vehicle health reports$0 
Cargo Management 
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
Android Auto support$0 
Apple CarPlay support$0 
CD player $125
MP3-compatible player $50
Siri Eyes Free support $0
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation$325 
Traffic + travel information $25
Voice control for external devices$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Wireless charging station$75 
Exterior 
Laminated front side windows$200 
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Sunroof $900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200 
Fog lights $125
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300 
Memory system, driver seat$200 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Upgraded floor mats$0 
Total Value of Features$7,355$4,765
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,590$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,4750

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Specifications Comparison: Chevrolet Malibu vs. Nissan Altima

Model Year20172017
ModelMalibuAltima
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase111.4 in109.3 in
Length193.8 in191.9 in
Width73.0 in72.0 in
Height57.7 in57.8 in
Curb Weight3,388 lb.3,412 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.0 gal.18.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.1 in40.0 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.5 in56.4 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.1 in54.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in45.0 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.1 in56.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.4 in52.1 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in36.1 in
Cargo Volume15.8 ft315.4 ft3

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Option Package Details
Chevrolet Malibu Premier

Driver Confidence Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Lane departure warning system200No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200No
Pedestrian detection50No
Following distance indicator25No
Total Requested100053%
Total Not Requested87547%
Driver Confidence Package II
FeatureValueRequested?
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Semi-automated parking system500No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Total Requested20013%
Total Not Requested135087%

Option Package Details
Nissan Altima 3.5 SL

Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Predictive forward collision warning250Yes
Total Requested1250100%
Total Not Requested00%

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