2017 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2017 Nissan Altima

July 21st, 2017 by

Chevrolet Malibu Ressler Motors

What award winning vehicles come to mind in the midsize car class? If the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu does not come to mind, let’s take some time to see why this car is an 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick with upgrades and U.S. News and World’s “Best Mid Sized Car for Families.” These award set a reputation, but it’s the car that holds it. While others, like the 2017 Nissan Altima, may try to compare the Malibu, Chevrolet has truly gone above and beyond to make this car its own. Ressler Motors is here to prove exactly why the Malibu has earned so many titles.

Options Everywhere to Fit Your Needs

Right out of the gate, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is offered in five tiers of upgrades. From the introductory “L” model all they way up to the top of the line Premier and Hybrid, this car is built for everyone’s budget. What really matters are the safety features that are available in each trim. A ten air bag system and OnStar connections come standard in the Malibu. If you are looking for additional active systems, then you can opt for the rear park assist and pedestrian detection. For other active features, look for upgrades that cover the rear cross traffic alert. The 2017 Nissan Altima offers similar safety measures, but the options may get lost in the eight trim models for the car.

Impressive Fuel Economy

A final comparison in fuel economy puts these cars side by side. However, the Hybrid option allows the Malibu to pull out with the win. The Nissan ranks just slightly above to the EPA fuel estimate of the Malibu. The Malibu has an EPA fuel estimated 27 miles in the city and 36 miles on the highway. If you choose to go with the Hybrid option for the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu, the EPA fuel economy is 49 miles in the city and 39 miles on the highway. Let Ressler Motors show you around all of the trims and upgrades of the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu!