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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Honda Accord

In comparing the Chevrolet Malibu to the Honda Accord, the Chevrolet Malibu has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Honda Accord has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet Malibu versus the Honda Accord, the Honda Accord is a better car than the Chevrolet Malibu.

Chevrolet Malibu versus Honda Accord Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Chevrolet Malibu ranges from $18,300 to $27,496 while a used Honda Accord from the same model year range is priced between $23,987 to $33,998. For a new model, the Chevrolet Malibu's price is between $23,393 and $32,066, with the Honda Accord priced between $25,984 and $37,912.

Chevrolet Malibu versus Honda Accord Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chevrolet Malibu is 8.0 out of 10 while the Honda Accord's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Chevrolet Malibu being ranked 9 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Honda Accord being ranked 1 out of 13.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chevrolet Malibu’s base engine makes 160 horsepower, and the Honda Accord base engine makes 192 horsepower. The Malibu is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 553 miles. The Accord is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 562 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are midsize cars, the Honda Accord has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Chevrolet Malibu has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, rear head room and rear shoulder room.

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2023 Chevrolet Malibu

2022 Honda Accord

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$23,393 - $32,066

Used Asking Price:

$18,300 - $27,496

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

45.2%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,984 - $37,912

Used Asking Price:

$23,987 - $33,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.2 / 10

Retained Value:

7.3 / 10

Safety:

8.6 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.0 / 10

Reliability:

9.0 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 13
6 / 13
9 / 13
12 / 13

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 13
1 / 13
1 / 13
1 / 13

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

RS, LS, LT, LS Fleet

Trim Levels

LX, Sport, Sport Special Edition, Touring, EX-L

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.29 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

160 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque:

184 foot-lbs @ 2500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.051 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

192 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

192 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

27 / 35 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

427 / 553 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

30 / 38 / 33

Range (city/hwy):

444 / 562 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.1 inches

Cargo Space:

15.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

102.9 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

16.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

105.6 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3135 lbs

Width:

73 inches

Height:

57.9 inches

Length:

194.2 inches

Wheelbase:

111.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3150 lbs

Width:

73.3 inches

Height:

57.1 inches

Length:

196.1 inches

Wheelbase:

111.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

P205/65R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

225/50R17