Compare 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2018 Honda Accord

2018 Chevrolet Malibu
2018 Honda Accord
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid w/1HY
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Hybrid w/1HY 49 43 $26,803 $27,920
Malibu 4-Door Sedan L w/1VL 27 36 $21,571 $21,680
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 27 36 $22,387 $23,320
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 27 36 $24,211 $25,220
Malibu 4-Door Sedan Premier w/2LZ 22 32 $29,779 $31,020
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EX Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accord Hybrid EX Sedan 47 47 $26,425 $28,890
Accord Hybrid EX-L Sedan 47 47 $28,751 $31,440
Accord Hybrid EX-L w/Navi Sedan 47 47 $29,663 $32,440
Accord Hybrid Sedan 47 47 $22,968 $25,100
Accord Hybrid Touring Sedan 47 47 $31,734 $34,710
Accord Sedan EX 1.5T CVT 30 38 $25,130 $27,470
Accord Sedan EX-L 1.5T CVT 30 38 $27,410 $29,970
Accord Sedan EX-L 2.0T Automatic 23 34 $29,234 $31,970
Accord Sedan EX-L Navi 1.5T CVT 30 38 $28,322 $30,970
Accord Sedan EX-L Navi 2.0T Automatic 23 34 $30,146 $32,970
Accord Sedan LX 1.5T CVT 30 38 $21,573 $23,570
Accord Sedan Sport 1.5T CVT 29 35 $23,588 $25,780
Accord Sedan Sport 1.5T Manual 26 35 $23,588 $25,780
Accord Sedan Sport 2.0T Automatic 22 32 $27,720 $30,310
Accord Sedan Sport 2.0T Manual 22 32 $27,720 $30,310
Accord Sedan Touring 1.5T CVT 29 35 $30,904 $33,800
Accord Sedan Touring 2.0T Automatic 22 32 $32,728 $35,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,803
$26,425
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,920
$28,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$465 / month
$482 / 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
49 mpg 47 mpg
Highway
43 mpg 47 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 40.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 102.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 73.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA 5.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 16.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.5
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.0 12.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
RA9 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
RA9 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA 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)
3366 3377
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 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
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4750 129 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
LKN NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
124 @ 5000 212 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Electric I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
46 47
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
43 47
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
49 47
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.45 - 2.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
NA 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
NA 8.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
MKE NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 3.42
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Honda Accord Hybrid
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.8 3.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
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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