Compare 2013 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2013 Honda Accord

2013 Chevrolet Malibu
2013 Honda Accord
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4-Door Sedan ECO w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan ECO w/1SA 25 37 $23,860 $24,985
Malibu 4-Door Sedan ECO w/2SA 25 37 $25,398 $26,595
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 34 $21,225 $21,995
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 34 $22,141 $23,185
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 34 $23,769 $24,890
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/3LT 21 30 $25,403 $26,600
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/1LZ 22 34 $25,859 $27,365
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/2LZ 21 30 $28,066 $29,700
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2-Door I4 Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX 26 35 $23,675 $25,875
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX PZEV 26 35 $23,675 $25,875
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 26 35 $25,677 $28,070
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L PZEV 26 35 $25,677 $28,070
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L w/Navi 26 35 $27,501 $30,070
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 26 35 $27,501 $30,070
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic LX-S 26 35 $22,147 $24,200
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Automatic LX-S PZEV 26 35 $22,147 $24,200
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Manual EX 24 34 $22,900 $25,025
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Manual LX-S 24 34 $21,372 $23,350
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 21 32 $27,757 $30,350
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L w/Navi 21 32 $29,581 $32,350
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Manual EX-L 18 28 $27,757 $30,350
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Manual EX-L w/Navi 18 28 $29,581 $32,350
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT EX 27 36 $23,246 $25,405
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT EX PZEV 27 36 $23,246 $25,405
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT EX-L 27 36 $25,609 $27,995
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT EX-L PZEV 27 36 $25,609 $27,995
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT EX-L w/Navi 27 36 $27,433 $29,995
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT EX-L w/Navi PZEV 27 36 $27,433 $29,995
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT LX 27 36 $20,579 $22,480
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT LX PZEV 27 36 $20,579 $22,480
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT Sport 26 35 $22,138 $24,190
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT Sport PZEV 26 35 $22,138 $24,190
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Manual EX 24 34 $22,517 $24,605
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Manual LX 24 34 $19,849 $21,680
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Manual Sport 24 34 $21,409 $23,390
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 21 34 $27,501 $30,070
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L PZEV 21 34 $27,501 $30,070
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L w/Navi 21 34 $29,326 $32,070
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L w/Navi PZEV 21 34 $29,326 $32,070
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic Touring 21 34 $30,566 $33,430
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic Touring PZEV 21 34 $30,566 $33,430
Crosstour 2WD I4 5-Door EX 22 31 $24,911 $27,230
Crosstour 2WD I4 5-Door EX-L 22 31 $28,272 $30,915
Crosstour 2WD I4 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 22 31 $30,188 $33,015
Crosstour 2WD V6 5-Door EX 20 30 $28,249 $30,890
Crosstour 2WD V6 5-Door EX-L 20 30 $30,666 $33,540
Crosstour 2WD V6 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 20 30 $32,582 $35,640
Crosstour 4WD V6 5-Door EX-L 19 28 $31,989 $34,990
Crosstour 4WD V6 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 19 28 $33,904 $37,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,860
$23,675
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,985
$25,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$431 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Thinking small makes the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu a more sporty sedan, but doesn't help its rear-seat space at all. The 2013 Honda Accord is one of America's best, most sensible sedans, even if it hasn't changed radically.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.10 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.10 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.00 55.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.90 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.00 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.30 48.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.50 58.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.3 93.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.50 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.00 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
107.80 107.3
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.00 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.20 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.50 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.60 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 13.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 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)
- TBD - 11.5 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)
15.8 17.2
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.54
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 13.23
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.6
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
RA9 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
RA9 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/80D16
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)
3589 3298
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4900 181 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
LUK NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6200 185 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 35
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.645-1.800
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.238
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.123-0.631
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Honda Accord Cpe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.7
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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