Compare 2009 Honda Accord Sedan vs 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

2009 Honda Accord Sedan
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4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 22 31 $18,965 $20,905
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 21 30 $19,688 $21,705
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 21 30 $19,688 $21,705
4-Door I4 Manual LX-P 22 31 $19,869 $21,905
4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P 21 30 $20,592 $22,705
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-P 21 30 $20,592 $22,705
4-Door I4 Manual EX 22 31 $21,405 $23,605
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 21 30 $22,128 $24,405
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 21 30 $22,128 $24,405
4-Door I4 Manual EX-L 22 31 $23,212 $25,605
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 21 30 $23,935 $26,405
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 30 $23,935 $26,405
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 29 $24,116 $26,605
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX 19 29 $24,116 $26,605
4-Door I4 Manual w/Navi EX-L 22 31 $25,200 $27,805
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 30 $25,923 $28,605
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 30 $25,923 $28,605
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $26,013 $28,705
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 19 29 $26,013 $28,705
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 29 $28,001 $30,905
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 19 29 $28,001 $30,905
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $20,416 $21,605
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $21,267 $22,505
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,346 $24,705
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 26 34 $24,149 $25,555
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,401 $26,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,965
$20,416
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,905
$21,605
Monthly Payment Estimate
$348 / month
$360 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Honda Accord is perfectly capable of performing the duties of either a $20,000 commuter vehicle or a $30,000 family sedan. The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.0 97.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.3 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 55.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 112.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.1 191.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 10.87 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)
11.1 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.56 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.08 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 40.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
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)
3230 3415
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.6 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4300 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA LE5
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
177 @ 6500 169 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI MFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.95
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA MN5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Sdn Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 4-Link Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7

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