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2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Chevy Malibu near Springfield, VA

2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Chevy Malibu near Springfield, VA

Interior of the 2017 Nissan Altima

Altima Boasts Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System®

*Vehicle shown above (top) is a 2017 Nissan Altima in Deep Pearl Blue.

When you’re looking for a midsize sedan that offers engaging performance and a luxurious interior with all of the comforts of home inside its cabin, look toward this comparison of the 2017 Nissan Altima and the 2017 Chevy Malibu to determine which one suits your lifestyle. We, at Pohanka Nissan, think the obvious choice is the Altima, but you can see for yourself when you see how these two sedans stack up side-by-side.

Designed with a 2.5L engine, the Nissan Altima already soars ahead of the Chevy Malibu with its meager 1.5L engine. The Altima astounds with a fuel rating of 39 MPG hwy1, so you know your commutes will always be efficient when you’re behind the wheel of this impressive sedan. The Malibu falls short in this category with a mere 36 MPG hwy2, forcing you to fill up on gas more often than you would with the Altima. You’ll love how far the Altima can go on its 18-gallon fuel tank capacity. Unfortunately, gas stations will be a frequent stop for you if you choose the Malibu's 13-gallon fuel tank capacity. Not only is the Altima environmentally friendly, but it also offers a thrilling performance you just can’t beat. Exhilarating you on every drive is 179 horsepower. When you get behind the wheel of the Malibu, you can only expect 160 horsepower.

While the 2017 Altima boasts cargo tie-downs in the trunk so you can secure your items with ease on lengthy commutes down Interstate 395, the 2017 Malibu offers much less capability by lacking this feature altogether. Several storage pockets can be found in the interior of the Altima, including an overhead console storage that the Malibu simply lacks. While your backseat passengers in the Altima will enjoy the overhead reading lights when perusing a book at night on long road trips, they won’t have this option in the Malibu unless you opt for a higher trim. Nor does the Chevrolet Malibu include an illuminated glove box, which the 2017 Nissan Altima ensures is standard.

Technology and exterior features go hand-in-hand inside these midsize sedans. You deserve the most advanced offerings in safety features, which is why the Altima integrates Active Understeer Control, which the Malibu is lacking. The Malibu doesn’t even offer available fog lights, while the Altima ensures you can opt for this feature on its third trim level. The windshield in the Altima is crafted with standard UV-reducing solar glass, but the Malibu doesn’t include this vital feature. Even while the Malibu offers available Chevrolet MyLink®3 with Bluetooth® connectivity4, the Altima makes sure to include a Hands-free Phone System®5 on its base trim for your convenience.

If the offerings of the Altima sound tempting now, just wait until you see it in person at Pohanka Nissan! Thanks to this head-to-head comparison of the 2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Chevy Malibu near Springfield, VA, you’ll see just how the former midsize sedan clearly takes the cake over its rival. Stop by our dealership to test drive the Altima and you’ll be begging to take it home today.


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Sales Hours

540-684-6276
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Crash-Test Ratings

2017 Nissan Altima 4 DR FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
8
1
8
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

EPA Green Score ( LEV-III SULEV30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
8
1
8
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

Dealership Information

  • Features
  • Specs

Features

Features

  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Exterior
  • Comfort
  • Interior
  • Mechanical

Safety

Safety

Breakaway engine
Rearview monitor in dash
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Hood buckling creases
Energy absorbing steering column
Safety brake pedal system
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Emergency interior trunk release
Camera system rearview
Impact absorbing bumpers
Crumple zones front, rear

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear

Security

Power door locks anti-lockout, auto-locking
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer, alarm with remote
2-stage unlocking doors

Mirrors

Side mirror adjustments power

Technology

Exterior

Comfort

Interior

Mechanical

Specs

Awards

Award
Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study: Highest Ranked in Segment (2017 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

Award
Best Affordable Midsize Cars (2017 Model)
- US News

Award
Best Environmental Performance Brand (2017 Model)
- Automotive Science Group

Award
Best Fleet Value in America: Passenger Cars (2017 Model)
- Vincentric

Award
Best Vehicles By Class: Midsize Cars (2017 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

Award
Initial Quality Study (IQS): Top Models (2017 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

Award
Top 10 Sedans (2017 Model)
- Autobytel

Award
Top Safety Pick+ - Midsize Cars (2017 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Award
Total Quality Impact Winner: Mid-Size Car Segment (2017 Model)
- Strategic Vision

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Testimonials

Rahul Gupta
Rahul Gupta
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
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Kevin Kishpaug
Kevin Kishpaug
GOOGLE
2-18-2020
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sherita johnson
sherita johnson
GOOGLE
2-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Love these guys went to them twice and each time I went it was great customer service and came out with a car.

Kunno Prak
Kunno Prak
GOOGLE
2-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

helpful, professional staff..

Phillip Cotton
Phillip Cotton
GOOGLE
2-17-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I met with with of the sales rep at the Fredericksburg location. His name was Roman and he provided the upmost best customer service I’ve ever really experienced. He made my car search really about me. He answered all the questions I had And also shared new information about Nissan with me. I’d recommend if you are looking to buy or lease a vehicle stop by and see Roman.

James Tates
James Tates
GOOGLE
2-16-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great experience overall! Very good communication between techs and service administrators. Appreciated the financing options. Team overall genuinely care for their Customers and most importantly they’re people first which made the experience very easy

Greg Garland
Greg Garland
GOOGLE
2-15-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Pohanka sales staff were awesome. I got a great quote that beat Ford Transit Connect. At Pohanka they don’t play games like the others. I’m happy with my choice of my NV200 and Love the staff at Pohanka.

Ana Llanos
Ana Llanos
GOOGLE
2-15-2020
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Belle Flores
Belle Flores
GOOGLE
2-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Henry Apfelbach
Henry Apfelbach
GOOGLE
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Leslie Lausten
Leslie Lausten
GOOGLE
2-12-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Really liked working with Roman as we bought our 2020 Nissan Rogue! I highly recommend him!

Russell Jason Vincent Hobbs
Russell Jason Vincent Hobbs
GOOGLE
2-9-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always receives excellent service.

Carrie Willett
Carrie Willett
GOOGLE
2-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Ramon worked hard to get me a great deal on my new Murano!

Verne M
Verne M
GOOGLE
2-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Kevin Simmons
Kevin Simmons
GOOGLE
2-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
James Grau
James Grau
GOOGLE
2-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

It took four days to replace a fuel pump which I thought was excessive. But otherwise, they are very professional and the car is running great now.

Eric Meadows Jr.
Eric Meadows Jr.
GOOGLE
2-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I love Timmy’s effort to put miracles together, and how Sabrina In finance will make sure you’re not taken advantage of as a young person. Would recommend this dealership.

Amarillo Off Leash K9 Training & Best Dog Trainer
Amarillo Off Leash K9 Training & Best Dog Trainer
GOOGLE
2-3-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Wonderful experience and team! As a female walking into a dealership, it can be intimidating. I was treated fairly and professionally. I am forever a customer of Pohanka. It was such a smooth and fast process.

J Parton
J Parton
GOOGLE
1-31-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

The service was fine, did not feel pressured. However they messed up the paper work on my vin, not once but twice. The normal buying process was longer than usual the day i purchased my vehicle. Then they email me(which is fine i prefer it that way) that they messed it up a second time. So I had to come back on my time again to get it all straightened out. Honestly don't recommend them,plenty of other dealership's.

Joe Harrison
Joe Harrison
GOOGLE
1-29-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Great coffee in the customer waiting area, friendly staff

Brian Sheehan
Brian Sheehan
GOOGLE
1-28-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Tony Brooks
Tony Brooks
GOOGLE
1-27-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jordan Wright
Jordan Wright
GOOGLE
1-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Amanda and Steven Biskup
Amanda and Steven Biskup
GOOGLE
1-24-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We came in unsure of whether I wanted a Hyundai or Nissan. I started on the Hyundai side with Isabel as my salesperson. She was very knowledgeable about the vehicles and also very kind and easy to talk to. She made us feel very comfortable. We did decide on a Nissan and Isabel made sure we had a good delivery experience by having a fellow salesman walk me though everything since Nissan is not her specialty. Great job team Pohanka! :-)

Roy S
Roy S
GOOGLE
1-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Second purchase and great experience at Pohanka. First car was a Rogue. Great car put over 100,000 miles maintenance free on it. Bought a 2019 Kicks, sales department was fantastic, gave me a great deal and ensured I was satisfied. I've been buying cars for over 40 years and best purchase experience/deals have been with this dealer. I'll go back again for my next purchase.

Craig Kaatz
Craig Kaatz
GOOGLE
1-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Will be referring friends and family to Pohanka Nissan. Brian Diaz was an outstanding sales rep to work with. Knowledgeable, and was extremely accommodating. No pressure and very willing to work around our schedule. If you're in the market for a new car, call Brian!

Donna Donohue
Donna Donohue
GOOGLE
1-23-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Melvin Ruff
Melvin Ruff
GOOGLE
1-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was very pleased with the professionalism all the team members showed me during the process of my vehicle purchase. I want to sent a personal thanks to Brad for going out of his way to assist me. He was an outgoing and positive figure which makes him a valuable team member.

Oscar Cabrera
Oscar Cabrera
GOOGLE
1-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jessica Cox
Jessica Cox
GOOGLE
1-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Mason Marshall
Mason Marshall
GOOGLE
1-21-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
farhan alam
farhan alam
GOOGLE
1-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I recently had my Pathfinder, serviced at Pohanka Nissan in Fredericksburg, service rep JR, was very friendly and helpful, although they were super busy when I took my car there, he asked me what was wrong with car so started explaining the issue and before I finished explaining he exactly knew what wrong with the car. I would highly recommend Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg, to all the Nissan owners for their service. Thanks J.R

CALVIN C
CALVIN C
GOOGLE
1-18-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
travisonacreek
travisonacreek
GOOGLE
1-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Andrea was awesome. She texted me to be transparent and make sure i got the message she needed to get me. She made sure i agreed to any additional work before they performed it. She was extremely pleasant and helpful. Because of her alone, i will be returning. In addition to that, the service was quick, the whole team is professional and kind. This is very important to me and it is much appreciated.

Charles Garnett Jr
Charles Garnett Jr
GOOGLE
1-13-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Great Service , efficient, expedient

Brandon Spurell
Brandon Spurell
GOOGLE
1-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I was in desperate need of a vehicle, the whole entire staff treated me very well and sold me my first car. A car I'm proud of and practically brand new. I would like to thank the whole entire state at Pohanka Nissan for what they did for me. A car that gets me from point A to point B and very easy on gas, also the car payments are easy to make as well. If you are in need of a car they'll have what you are looking for.

Celsey Sutton
Celsey Sutton
GOOGLE
1-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Bermadine Phillips
Bermadine Phillips
GOOGLE
1-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Beverly Nash
Beverly Nash
GOOGLE
1-8-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Christina N.
Christina N.
YELP
1-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Always a pleasure, this is my second car I've bought from the pohanka family!

Mandisa Griffin
Mandisa Griffin
GOOGLE
1-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Rominque Baskin
Rominque Baskin
GOOGLE
1-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Christina Niston
Christina Niston
GOOGLE
1-7-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Rachel Turner
Rachel Turner
GOOGLE
1-5-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Our sales professional Zac along with managers Timmy and RJ were all wonderful! They went above and beyond to make the car buying process easy for my husband and I. Not only did they get us a better interest rate but they got us into a vehicle that we both love and were looking for, for our growing family. We will definitely be back in the future. Thanks again guys!

Periop Educators
Periop Educators
GOOGLE
1-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Brian was a great salesman - open, honest & cooperative. He listened & worked for me! Mayron

Mazen Q.
Mazen Q.
YELP
1-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

decided to buy my wife a new car before year 2019 ends. I looked around many Nissan dealers but I couldn't find any good deals and the car my wife wanted. However, on New Years eve we decided to go to Pohanka dealer in Fredericksburg and were greeted by salesman Zachary (zak). He was awesome and dedicated to every detail of car purchase. He was so courteous and his honesty lead me to my new 2020 Nissan. the staff work with me from the sales to management, Mr. kwakye. I certainly have a great start of 2020.

M Owen
M Owen
GOOGLE
1-4-2020
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

The people were very nice and kind, however that's all I can say nice. I waited almost four hours for an oil change, tire rotation, factory recall on camera, and a window foam issue. To top all this my $40k new vehicle was scratched just for getting for my visit. Now I have to take off work to get the scratch fixed.

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Current Inventory

There are currently no 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan for Sale in inventory

Disclaimer

We make every effort to provide accurate information, please verify options and price before purchase, Pohanka is not responsible for errors or omissions. All vehicles subject to prior sale. Quoted price available on in-stock units only. All prices are exclusive internet prices only. Financing is subject to approved credit through designated lender. Price plus tax, tags, dealer processing fee of $799 and freight of $810 - $1100. All customers will qualify for all manufacturer rebates and incentives included in the price, some require financing through the manufacturer. Some manufacturer rebates are not compatible with manufacturer finance offers. Manufacturer Rebates and incentives are valid during the time period set by the manufacturer and are subject to change without notice. Additional manufacturer rebates and incentives may apply to those who qualify and may lower the sales price. 2 or more available at this price.

Military Rebate: Open to Active Duty, Reserve, retired, veterans within 12 months of active duty and their dependents or persons who qualify as PDRL or TDRL

Nissan Bonus Cash : Available Vehicle purchased from dealer stock and are valid during the time period set by the manufacturer and are subject to change without notice

Owner Loyalty: Open to current registered Nissan owners or family members living in the household

NMAC CASH: NMAC cash available when you finance through NMAC

College Grad: Graduation within six months or past two years from an accredited United States two or 4 year university, college, graduate school or nursing school. Students currently enrolled in Graduate School are eligible.

 

1 Fuel economy based on targeted 2017 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2017 Altima® – Targeted 2017 fuel economy estimates: 27 city MPG / 39 hwy MPG / 31 combined MPG for 2017 Altima 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL trims based on Nissan internal testing results, subject to EPA confirmation. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions.

2 Malibu estimated 27 MPG city/36 highway.

3 MyLink functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. Map coverage excludes Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and portions of Canada.

4 Go to my.chevrolet.com/learn to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle.

5 Availability of specific features is dependent upon the phone’s Bluetooth® support. Please refer to your phone Owner’s Manual for details. Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Nissan is under license. See NissanUSA.com/bluetooth for details.