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Chevrolet Malibu (2015) vs. Nissan Maxima Specs

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2015 Chevrolet Malibu and 2019 Nissan Maxima Specifications

Model Year 2015 2019  
Model Chevrolet Malibu Nissan Maxima  
Engine turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
259 hp@5500
295 lb-ft@3000
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
300 hp@6400
261 lb-ft@4400
 
Transmission 6-speed shiftable automatic 7-speed shiftable CVT  
Drivetrain FWD FWD  
Body 4dr Sedan 4dr Sedan  
      Difference
Wheelbase 107.8 in 109.3 in -1.5 in
Length 191.5 in 192.8 in -1.3 in
Width 73.0 in 73.2 in -0.2 in
Height 57.6 in 56.5 in 1.1 in
Curb Weight 3635 lb. 3552 lb. 83 lb.
Fuel Capacity 18.5 gal. 18.0 gal. 0.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.0 in 39.4 in -0.4 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 57.5 in 56.7 in 0.8 in
Hip Room, Row 1 55.0 in 54.2 in 0.8 in
Legroom, Row 1 42.1 in 45.0 in -2.9 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.5 in 36.7 in 0.8 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 57.1 in 55.7 in 1.4 in
Hip Room, Row 2 54.3 in 53.5 in 0.8 in
Legroom, Row 2 36.8 in 34.2 in 2.6 in
Total Legroom 78.9 in (over 2 rows) 79.2 in (over 2 rows) -0.3 in
Cargo Volume 16.3 ft3 14.3 ft3 2 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

2015 Chevrolet Malibu Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2016 Chevrolet's designers styled the new Malibu's instrument panel to appear low and out of the way, such that the front seat feels especially roomy and the view forward seems more open than in most competitors, including the Kia (the instrument panel in which seems significantly higher and more imposing). In the tested car, which had every option except the panoramic sunroof, headroom was so abundant I could have worn a fedora. The Kia Optima might have as much front headroom when similarly without a sunroof. The official specs, which often don't reflect real world differences, suggest it should have even more than the Malibu. But you cannot get a highly equipped Optima without the sunroof, as it's part of a large package on the SX and standard on the SX Limited. Though the Malibu's windshield is relatively large, you won't find outward visibility among the reasons to buy one. The Chevrolet's front pillars remain on the thick side, its instrument panel is considerably deeper than the Kia's, and the view to the sides and rear also could be more open. In the Optima, the view to the sides is more open but that to the rear is not. I did find the Cherolet's front seats more form-fitting and comfortable than the Optima's. The Kia's quilted seats aren't as cushy as they appear. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu

2015 Chevrolet Malibu Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan 196-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Both front & rear compartments very roomy & comfortable. Again, this is noted improvement over our 2009 Malibu. see full Chevrolet Malibu review
 

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