Compare 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2016 Honda Accord Sedan

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Honda Accord Sedan
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4-Door Sedan L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan L 27 37 $21,516 $21,625
4-Door Sedan LS 27 37 $22,195 $23,120
4-Door Sedan LT 27 37 $24,019 $25,020
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 47 46 $26,659 $27,770
4-Door Sedan Premier 22 33 $29,683 $30,920
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4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 23 34 $20,328 $22,205
4-Door I4 CVT LX 27 37 $21,057 $23,005
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV LX 27 37 $21,057 $23,005
4-Door I4 CVT w/Honda Sensing LX 27 37 $21,969 $24,005
4-Door I4 CVT w/Honda Sensing PZEV LX 27 37 $21,969 $24,005
4-Door I4 Manual Sport 23 34 $22,207 $24,265
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV Sport 26 35 $22,936 $25,065
4-Door I4 CVT Sport 26 35 $22,936 $25,065
4-Door I4 Manual EX 23 34 $23,406 $25,580
4-Door I4 CVT w/Honda Sensing PZEV Sport 26 35 $23,848 $26,065
4-Door I4 CVT w/Honda Sensing Sport 26 35 $23,848 $26,065
4-Door I4 CVT EX 27 37 $24,136 $26,380
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV EX 27 37 $24,136 $26,380
4-Door I4 CVT w/Honda Sensing EX 27 37 $25,048 $27,380
4-Door I4 CVT w/Honda Sensing PZEV EX 27 37 $25,048 $27,380
4-Door I4 CVT EX-L 27 37 $26,224 $28,670
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV EX-L 27 37 $26,224 $28,670
4-Door I4 CVT w/Navi & Honda Sensing EX-L 27 37 $28,049 $30,670
4-Door I4 CVT w/Navi & Honda Sensing PZEV EX-L 27 37 $28,049 $30,670
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 21 34 $28,117 $30,745
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 34 $28,117 $30,745
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi & Honda Sensing EX-L 21 34 $29,941 $32,745
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi & Honda Sensing PZEV EX-L 21 34 $29,941 $32,745
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV Touring 21 34 $31,706 $34,680
4-Door V6 Automatic Touring 21 34 $31,706 $34,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,516
$20,328
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,625
$22,205
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu lineup skips performance models, plush luxury appointments, and all-wheel drive; yet the driving experience, comfortable cabin, and frugal numbers may convince you to trade in that Camry, Accord, or Fusion. The 2016 Honda Accord rewards buyers for making a sensible choice with its fun-to-drive nature.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 103.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
193.8 192.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 63
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 15.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1
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)
- TBD - 11.1
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.0 17.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 38.1
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
R83 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R16 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/80R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R83 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAM NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3086 3170
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 X 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500-3000 181 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
LFV NA
Displacement
1.5L/91 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5700 185 @ 6400
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.075 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.64
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.36
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.08
Trans Order Code
MNH NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Honda Accord Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.5
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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