Compare 2018 Honda Accord Sedan vs 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

2018 Honda Accord Sedan
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,573
$21,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,570
$21,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$361 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. A solid effort, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu offers plenty of compelling reasons to lure customers into showrooms.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.6 100.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
55 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 111.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
63 62.6
Length, Overall (in)
192.2 193.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.6
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 15.8
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 - TBD -
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)
11.1 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.0
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R83
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA R83
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZAM
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3131 3108
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16"
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA LFV
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
192 @ 5500 160 @ 5700
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
192 @ 1600 184 @ 2500-3000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.23
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.94
Trans Order Code
NA MNH
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 4.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.45
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- .075
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.91
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.96
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Sedan Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Four-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
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 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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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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