The Mid-Sized Sedan Battle: 2015 Chevy Malibu vs. the 2015 Nissan Altima

2015 Malibu LSThe mid-sized sedan segment is one of the most popular in the auto market. Two vehicles at the very top of that segment include the 2015 Chevy Malibu and the 2015 Nissan Altima, but which one is right for you? At Biggers Chevy, we’ve compared the 2015 Chevy Malibu LS with the 2015 Nissan Altima 2.5, so you can know the facts. With its energetic performance, advanced safety, and generous warranty, we think that you’ll agree that the Malibu is the superior sedan.


Both sedans feature front wheel drive and 4-wheel ABS for increased stability on the road. However, the 2015 Chevy Malibu takes the early lead when it comes to engine performance. The Malibu packs a punch with 196 hp. This smokes the Altima’s performance, which stands at 182 hp. The Chevy also produces 191 lb-ft of torque, which is 11 more lb-ft torque than the Altima’s180 lb-ft.


The Altima and Malibu both offer standard auto safety features like an airbag system, the electronic stability control system, traction control, and a tire pressure monitor, but the Malibu has the edge with an advanced telematics system. When you purchase a Chevrolet product, you receive a complimentary 6-month trial of OnStar. OnStar provides you with security and safety apps to make your drive as secure as possible. The Malibu also offers standard daytime running lights to alert vehicles and cyclists of your approach when daytime visibility is low. The Altima does not include either feature.


Both vehicles feature a 36,000-mile or 3-year bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. However, the additional warranties offered by Chevrolet provide a great incentive to purchase a Malibu over an Altima. The Malibu’s powertrain/drivetrain limited warranty lasts for 100,000 miles. The Altima falls short at 60,000 miles. The Chevy Malibu also comes with a 2-year scheduled maintenance warranty. This ensures that your Chevy Malibu will continue to perform just as well as it did when you drove it off of the lot. With such a generous warranty package, you’re sure to save thousands on repairs and maintenance in the years to come.

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While both the 2015 Chevy Malibu LS and the 2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 are exceptional mid-sized sedans, you can’t beat the performance, safety, or savings of Chevy’s Malibu. We are sure you’ll agree when you test drive the Malibu at Biggers Chevy. We’re located at 1385 E. Chicago Street in Elgin, and we can get you behind the wheel upon your arrival. Otherwise, view our inventory online and then call us at (866) 431-1555 to schedule an appointment at your convenience. We look forward to serving you.