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Selected Style 4-Door I4 Manual LX
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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 SE 23 34 $21,698 $23,930
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV 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 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 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 EX 20 30 $24,726 $27,280
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 20 30 $26,849 $29,630
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 20 30 $28,837 $31,830
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,394
$20,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,380
$21,975
Monthly Payment Estimate
$356 / month
$366 / month
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TCC Rating
8.2
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu isn't edgy or high-performance, but it has everything that most mid-size sedan shoppers seek.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 15.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.1 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16 P225/50R17
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) 3217 3432
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.6 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 440 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4300 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA LE5
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 177 @ 6500 169 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.84
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.64 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.77 2.87
Trans Order Code NA MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.39 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.26 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Accord Sdn Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.04 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link 4-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs 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.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.9 7.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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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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