2016 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2016 Honda Accord
The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2016 Honda Accord both deliver smart design, high tech features, family friendly space, and solid fuel economy figures. If you’re in the market for a new midsize sedan, it’s no surprise that you’ve narrowed it down to these two models. So which one will you choose? Find out how these two models match up below.
Powertrain And Performance
If you’re planning to pickup a new midsize sedan, you’re probably considering both fuel economy and horsepower, and looking for a solid blend of both. Take a look at the figures:
- The base Malibu gets a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder that makes 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, and nets an EPA estimated 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway. The Accord uses a 2.5L four-cylinder that makes slightly more horsepower and slightly less torque at 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, and earns an identical 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway.
- The Malibu is offered with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder good for 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, and an EPA estimated 22 mpg city/33 mpg highway. The Accord is offered with a 3.5L V6 that once again makes a little more horsepower and a bit less torque at 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. The V6 falls short in efficiency with an EPA estimated 21 mpg city/32 mpg highway.
You can easily see that the Chevy Malibu offers a better blend of performance and fuel economy.
Comfort and Convenience Features
When it comes to value and features, you’ll find that the Malibu comes out ahead. It gets standard features including keyless entry and ignition, and an integrated navigation system in all models. The Accord does not get those features in the base model. The Malibu also gets the OnStar telematics system that provides 4G LTE connectivity, in-car WiFi, and important features like automatic emergency services, remote vehicle unlocking, enhanced roadside assistance, and stolen vehicle assistance.
Visit Mike Anderson Chevrolet
Stop at Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Merrillville if you’d like to learn more about the latest Chevy Malibu. We’ve got the current Malibu, and the rest of the current Chevy lineup in stock at 1550 E. 61st Ave. in Merrillville, IN, so stop by today.