Compare 2011 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2011 Honda Accord Sedan

2011 Chevrolet Malibu
2011 Honda Accord Sedan
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 33 $20,876 $21,975
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 33 $21,826 $22,975
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $24,115 $25,385
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,806 $27,165
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4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 23 33 $19,394 $21,380
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 23 34 $20,117 $22,180
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 23 34 $20,117 $22,180
4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P 23 34 $21,021 $23,180
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-P 23 34 $21,021 $23,180
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV SE 23 34 $21,698 $23,930
4-Door I4 Automatic SE 23 34 $21,698 $23,930
4-Door I4 Manual EX 23 33 $22,037 $24,305
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 23 34 $22,760 $25,105
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 23 34 $22,760 $25,105
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 20 30 $24,726 $27,280
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 23 34 $24,974 $27,555
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 23 34 $24,974 $27,555
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 20 30 $26,849 $29,630
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 23 34 $26,962 $29,755
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 23 34 $26,962 $29,755
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 20 30 $28,837 $31,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,876
$19,394
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,975
$21,380
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$356 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu isn't edgy or high-performance, but it has everything that most mid-size sedan shoppers seek. Though the 2011 Honda Accord is missing Bluetooth connectivity on the more affordable trims, it’s a very compelling package otherwise, with top-notch refinement, performance, and comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 41.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.7 106.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.8 194.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 37.7
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 13.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3432 3217
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 8.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6400 177 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4500 161 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
LE5 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33
Transmission
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.64
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.77
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.26
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.15
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Honda Accord Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 6.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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