|2017 Chevy Malibu||2017 Nissan Sentra|
|Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||1.8-L, 4-Cyl.|
|Six-speed Auto||Transmission||Six-speed Manual|
|15.8 cu.-ft.||Trunk Space||15.1 cu.-ft.|
2017 Chevy Malibu vs. 2017 Nissan Sentra
Changes and upgrades made to the Chevy Malibu have transformed the long-time Chevy nameplate into one of the most popular models available at Don Wheaton as well as the rest of its automotive industry segment. This clear advantage becomes more evident in a comparison between the 2017 Chevy Malibu vs. 2017 Nissan Sentra. For the new model year the new Chevy sedan offers a revised trim grade lineup and a new, more efficient transmission. Changes made for the 2017 Sentra are more centered around subtle aesthetic changes on some of the upper trims. Additionally, the 2017 Malibu continues its lead with better available in-vehicle technology.
Both vehicles have been praised by independent internet reviews for offering drivers and passengers a quiet comfortable cabin. In particular, the 2017 Malibu increased the amount of space that vehicle occupants can use; thanks to a radical redesign that happened last year. Not only will riders topping 6 feet tall be more comfortable in the 2017 Malibu than the 2017 Sentra, the structural changes made the sedan even easier to handle. From a technology standpoint, the 2017 Chevy sedan simply overwhelms anything made available by the Nissan option. Some trims of the new Sentra don’t even offer Bluetooth streaming. By comparison, the 2017 Chevy Malibu is fully outfitted with not only Bluetooth connectivity, but smartphone integration for Apple and Android devices as well as the famous Chevy 4G LTE mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.
Performance of the 2017 Malibu
Nimble, affordable sedans like the 2017 Chevy Malibu and 2017 Nissan Sentra are seeing a resurgence in popularity. As a part of this rebirth movement, automakers are engaged in a bit of an arms race to provide higher output engine that still conserve as much fuel as possible. At the base level of the 2017 Chevy Malibu, customers will be getting a new turbocharged, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The 2017 Sentra offers just one power plant in its standard version, a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder making 130 horsepower. Even with this drastic difference in power output, both vehicles have nearly identical fuel consumption scores. In fact the new Malibu enjoys a slight advantage in highway scores.