How Does The 2018 Chevy Malibu Compare to the 2018 Nissan Altima?

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2018 Chevy Malibu

Warranty: 3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain
MPG(city/highway): 27/36 mpg
MSRP: $21,680
0-60: 5.7 sec

2018 Nissan Altima

Warranty: 3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain
MPG(city/highway): 27/39 mpg
MSRP: $22,500
0-60: 8.2 sec

The 2018 Malibu is the car that doesn’t compromise. It unites a passion for driving with exceptional efficiency. Chevy’s latest technology with dramatic style. Impressive safety with seamless connectivity. It’s the midsize car that strikes the perfect balance.

Designed with You In Mind

Can a midsize car be both luxurious and sporty? See for yourself. With an agile design and an interior that is spacious, refined and technologically advanced, Malibu is in its own unique category.

  • Available LED daytime running lamps
  • Available dual exhaust outlets
  • Available LED tail lamps
  • Available steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Built-in USB ports and available wireless charging
  • Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi

The head-turning hybrid

Malibu Hybrid comes with a 1.8L hybrid engine offering 49 MPG city and hybrid-exclusive features like the Driver Efficiency Gauge; which provides feedback on how your driving habits affect fuel economy to help you get the most out of every gallon.

Other Engine Options


The turbocharged 1.5L ECOTEC engine employs fuel-saving technologies including Variable Valve Timing, Direct Injection and stop/start technology. It powers a sporty, responsive ride that offers an impressive 36 MPG highway with a maximum highway range of up to 560 miles per tank.


Malibu Premier offers exhilarating performance pairing a 250-horsepower 2.0L turbocharged ECOTEC engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission.