Vehicle Comparisons:
2017 Chevy Malibu vs Nissan Altima

Midsize sedans are the meat and potatoes of the automotive world—they’re standard fare. If you’re searching for a new car, then you’ve probably already realized that almost every manufacturer offers their version of the midsize sedan. However, few manufacturers can do it as well as Chevy and Nissan.

To put it simply, the 2017 Chevy Malibu and the 2017 Nissan Altima are two of the best midsize sedans on the market today. That’s why our team here at The Lake Dealerships created this vehicle comparison.2017 Chevy Malibu vs Nissan Altima

If you have any further questions about either the Malibu or the Altima, don’t hesitate to reach out now.

Intelligent Safety Systems: Chevy Malibu vs Nissan Altima

If there’s one thing that we’ve learned throughout the years, it’s that safety is on the forefront of every driver’s mind. And why shouldn’t it be? This is your life that we’re talking about—don’t just throw it out.

Fortunately, it seems like safety is on the forefront of the Chevy Malibu’s mind, too. It gives you access to 11 available active safety technologies that are absolutely prepared to protect you from the road’s dangers:

On the other hand, the Nissan Altima simply doesn’t seem as safe. Sure, it provides you with quite a few comparable technologies, including Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a rearview monitor, but it doesn’t cut it.

Performance and Fuel Efficiency

If safety is first, then both performance and fuel efficiency are a close second—especially the later as it’s what determines how much money you’re shelling out at the gas pump every week. We’ll have a look.

With the Chevy Malibu, you can choose between two different available engines. The first is a 1.5L turbo that lets you take advantage of up to 36 MPG on the highway and up to 27 MPG in the city1. The second is a 2.0L turbo ECOTEC that slams home as much as 250 horsepower.2017 Chevy Malibu vs Nissan Altima

Or, if you’re feeling super environmentally-friendly, you could even go with the Chevy Malibu Hybrid model, which comes with a 1.8L hybrid engine—we’re talking about 49 city MPG2.

Now, let’s move over to the Nissan Altima. Only 179 horsepower at 6,000 RPM? Merely 177 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 RPM? No hybrid models? Well, unless you want to buy a 2011 Altima Hybrid, that is…

Contact Us at The Lake Dealerships to Schedule a Test Drive!

Here’s the deal. If you’d like to test drive the 2017 Nissan Altima, we can’t help you; but, if you’d like to test drive the 2017 Chevy Malibu, we can! Contact us today, regardless of whether you’re in Lewistown, State College, Bellefonte, or Port Matilda. We’ll help you to set up your Malibu test drive right away.


[1] EPA-estimated 1.5L engine 27 MPG city/37 highway.

[2] Malibu Hybrid estimated 29 MPG city/43 highway.