Compare 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2018 Honda Accord Sedan

2018 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Sedan L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan L 27 36 $21,571 $21,680
4-Door Sedan LS 27 36 $22,387 $23,320
4-Door Sedan LT 27 36 $24,211 $25,220
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 49 43 $26,803 $27,920
4-Door Sedan Premier 22 32 $29,779 $31,020
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CVT LX 1.5T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CVT LX 1.5T 30 38 $21,573 $23,570
CVT Sport 1.5T 29 35 $23,588 $25,780
Manual Sport 1.5T 26 35 $23,588 $25,780
CVT EX 1.5T 30 38 $25,130 $27,470
CVT EX-L 1.5T 30 38 $27,410 $29,970
Automatic Sport 2.0T 22 32 $27,720 $30,310
Manual Sport 2.0T 22 32 $27,720 $30,310
CVT EX-L Navi 1.5T 30 38 $28,322 $30,970
Automatic EX-L 2.0T 23 34 $29,234 $31,970
Automatic EX-L Navi 2.0T 23 34 $30,146 $32,970
CVT Touring 1.5T 29 35 $30,904 $33,800
Automatic Touring 2.0T 22 32 $32,728 $35,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,571
$21,573
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,680
$23,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$361 / month
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
A solid effort, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu offers plenty of compelling reasons to lure customers into showrooms. The 2018 Honda Accord sedan should be at the top of any four-door shoppers’ lists—sedan or otherwise. It’s well-crafted, comfortable, and affordable.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 105.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 40.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA -
Length, Overall (in)
193.8 192.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 111.4
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 73.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 63
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 16.7
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)
- TBD - 11.1
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 14.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 38.1
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/65R16 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
T125/80R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R83 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAM NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
R83 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3108 3131
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 X 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
Displacement
1.5L/91 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5700 192 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500-3000 192 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
LFV NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 38
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Trans Order Code
MNH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.24
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.075 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.65 - 0.41
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Honda Accord Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 5.3
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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2018 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2019 Malibu arriving; 2018s still in good supply
  • Employee Discount + $2,500 factory rebate on 2018s
  • Lease a 2018 from $199 for 36 months
  • $750 bonus with GM financing on 2018s
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2018 Honda Accord Sedan
  • 2019 Accord hits showrooms
  • Bonus unadvertised incentives for leasing (2018)
  • Lease: From $249/mo. (2018)
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 60 months (2018)
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