Compare 2011 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2011 Honda Accord

2011 Chevrolet Malibu
2011 Honda Accord
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 33 $20,876 $21,975
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 33 $21,826 $22,975
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $24,115 $25,385
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,806 $27,165
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2-Door I4 Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX 22 33 $23,077 $25,455
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX PZEV 22 33 $23,077 $25,455
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 22 33 $24,748 $27,305
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L PZEV 22 33 $24,748 $27,305
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L w/Navi 22 33 $26,555 $29,305
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 22 33 $26,555 $29,305
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic LX-S 22 33 $21,563 $23,780
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic LX-S PZEV 22 33 $21,563 $23,780
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Manual EX 23 32 $22,354 $24,655
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Manual LX-S 23 32 $20,840 $22,980
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $27,120 $29,930
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L w/Navi 19 29 $28,928 $31,930
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Manual EX-L 17 26 $27,120 $29,930
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Manual EX-L w/Navi 17 26 $28,928 $31,930
Accord Crosstour 2WD 5-Door EX 18 27 $27,174 $29,990
Accord Crosstour 2WD 5-Door EX-L 18 27 $29,795 $32,890
Accord Crosstour 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 18 27 $31,783 $35,090
Accord Crosstour 4WD 5-Door EX-L 18 26 $31,105 $34,340
Accord Crosstour 4WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 18 26 $33,093 $36,540
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX 23 34 $22,760 $25,105
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX PZEV 23 34 $22,760 $25,105
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 23 34 $24,974 $27,555
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L PZEV 23 34 $24,974 $27,555
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L w/Navi 23 34 $26,962 $29,755
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 23 34 $26,962 $29,755
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic LX 23 34 $20,117 $22,180
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic LX PZEV 23 34 $20,117 $22,180
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P 23 34 $21,021 $23,180
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P PZEV 23 34 $21,021 $23,180
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic SE 23 34 $21,698 $23,930
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Automatic SE PZEV 23 34 $21,698 $23,930
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Manual EX 23 33 $22,037 $24,305
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Manual LX 23 33 $19,394 $21,380
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 20 30 $24,726 $27,280
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 20 30 $26,849 $29,630
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L w/Navi 20 30 $28,837 $31,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,876
$23,077
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,975
$25,455
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$424 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
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 22 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 56.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 33.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 46.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.7 89.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 35.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 107.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.8 191.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 11.9
Brakes
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 - 11.8 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)
16.4 18.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.4 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/50VR17
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)
3432 3306
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 440
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6400 190 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4500 162 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LE5 NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.61
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.65
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.08
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.53
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Honda Accord Cpe
Suspension
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 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
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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