Compare 2010 Honda Accord Sedan vs 2010 Chevrolet Malibu

2010 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 $19,101 $21,055
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 21 31 $19,823 $21,855
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 21 31 $19,823 $21,855
4-Door I4 Manual LX-P 22 31 $20,004 $22,055
4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P 21 31 $20,727 $22,855
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-P 21 31 $20,727 $22,855
4-Door I4 Manual EX 22 31 $21,608 $23,830
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 21 31 $22,331 $24,630
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 21 31 $22,331 $24,630
4-Door I4 Manual EX-L 22 31 $23,596 $26,030
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 29 $24,296 $26,805
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 21 31 $24,319 $26,830
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 31 $24,319 $26,830
4-Door I4 Manual w/Navi EX-L 22 31 $25,403 $28,030
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 31 $26,126 $28,830
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 31 $26,126 $28,830
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $26,375 $29,105
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 29 $28,182 $31,105
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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 $20,733 $21,825
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 33 $21,579 $22,715
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,916 $25,175
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,607 $26,955
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,101
$20,733
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,055
$21,825
Monthly Payment Estimate
$351 / month
$364 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Honda hasn’t changed much about the Accord, and that’s a good thing. In base four-cylinder form, the 2010 Honda Accord feels sophisticated beyond its price range, and even as a $30,000 coupe or sedan, the top V-6 models offer compelling refinement, performance, and luxury. The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu remains one of the strongest players in the mid-size sedan segments, though its rivals are certainly worth a look.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.6 53.0
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 Volume (ft³)
106.0 97.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 15.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 40.4
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/50R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3204 3415
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.6 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
177 @ 6500 169 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4300 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA LE5
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/146.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Sdn Chevrolet Malibu
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7

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