Compare 2013 Honda Accord Sedan vs 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

2013 Honda Accord Sedan
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4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 24 34 $19,849 $21,680
4-Door I4 CVT LX 27 36 $20,579 $22,480
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV LX 27 36 $20,579 $22,480
4-Door I4 Manual Sport 24 34 $21,409 $23,390
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV Sport 26 35 $22,138 $24,190
4-Door I4 CVT Sport 26 35 $22,138 $24,190
4-Door I4 Manual EX 24 34 $22,517 $24,605
4-Door I4 CVT EX 27 36 $23,246 $25,405
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV EX 27 36 $23,246 $25,405
4-Door I4 CVT EX-L 27 36 $25,609 $27,995
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV EX-L 27 36 $25,609 $27,995
4-Door I4 CVT w/Navi EX-L 27 36 $27,433 $29,995
4-Door I4 CVT w/Navi PZEV EX-L 27 36 $27,433 $29,995
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 21 34 $27,501 $30,070
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 34 $27,501 $30,070
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 34 $29,326 $32,070
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 34 $29,326 $32,070
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV Touring 21 34 $30,566 $33,430
4-Door V6 Automatic Touring 21 34 $30,566 $33,430
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 22 34 $21,225 $21,995
4-Door Sedan LT 22 34 $22,141 $23,185
4-Door Sedan ECO 25 37 $23,860 $24,985
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 34 $25,859 $27,365
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,849
$21,225
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,680
$21,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$361 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Honda Accord is one of America's best, most sensible sedans, even if it hasn't changed radically. Thinking small makes the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu a more sporty sedan, but doesn't help its rear-seat space at all.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 55.00
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 36.90
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.00
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 54.30
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 57.50
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.2 100.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.50
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 57.10
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.10
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 107.80
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 73.00
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.20
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - NA
Length, Overall (in)
191.4 191.50
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.60
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 62.00
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 16.3
Brakes
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 - - TBD -
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 - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 15.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.54 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.23 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -STDRA8
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/80D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA -STDRA8
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3192 3393
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 3900 191 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LCV
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6400 197 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.105 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.023 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.686 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.642 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.361 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.829 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.673 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.080 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Sdn Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Four-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.1
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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