2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
|$23,005||Base Price MSRP||$23,120|
|$23,840||Comparably Equipped Price||$23,995|
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The first thing car shoppers often look at when comparing cars, is the price. Often the lower priced car comes with sacrifices, but that is not the case with the 2016 Honda Accord. The Honda Accord beats the Chevy Malibu easily, and the price gap widens even further when you add equipment to both models. The Honda Accord comes out on top, and shows Chevy what real value is. When it comes to your automotive future, you shouldn’t have to overpay.
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|17.2||Fuel Capacity (gal.)||13.0|
|Standard||Variable Assisted Steering||Not Available|
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The Chevy Malibu’s 160 horsepower may seem powerful, until you compare it to what the 2016 Honda Accord packs in under the hood. With 185 horsepower, 17.2-gallon fuel capacity, and a much higher engine displacement, the Honda Accord is the complete package. Not to mention, this technological masterpiece comes with standard Variable Assisted Steering, a feature that the Malibu doesn’t even offer.
|Standard||Dual Zone Climate Control||Not Available|
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|Standard||Illuminated Vanity Mirror||Not Available|
|103.2||Passenger Volume (cu.ft.)||100.0|
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Honda always puts its best foot forward, even with its base model vehicles, and the Accord is no different. Not only does the 2016 Honda Accord come with several comfort features such as Dual Zone Climate Control, Automatic Climate Control, and an Illuminated Vanity Mirror, but it also comes with these features standard. The Chevy Malibu doesn’t even have these great conveniences available, not to mention that the Accord boasts more passenger volume and more legroom, giving you and your passengers the space to relax and stretch out.
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2016 Honda Accord is the Winner!
Though the 2016 Honda Accord and Chevy Malibu are in the same vehicle category, it really isn’t even a competition. The Honda Accord offers more power, more features, and more room, all at a lower price. Even with all this evidence, maybe you want to base your decision on something else. Maybe you care about how your car looks. In that case, we think you’ll agree, the Accord, with its bold styling and unique lines, just makes the Chevy Malibu look drab in comparison. Get a great car, with great looks, at a great value, and get a 2016 Honda Accord.
Fuel economy estimates and driving range based on EPA test data. Your actual driving distance will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle. Based on 2014-2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors. Complete comparison details can be found at https://automobiles.honda.com/tools/compare/models.aspx. Awards and accolade information can be found at https://automobiles.honda.com/awards/
The Accord has just been named one of Car and Driver’s 10Best for the 30th time, giving it more appearances on the list than any other car in the magazine’s history. As our signature vehicle, the 2016 Accord upholds a legacy we started in 1976. With further design refinements and even more efficient performance, it’s our best Accord ever. Again. The 2016 Accord has been named to the list of 16 Best Family Cars of 2016 by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Each vehicle was praised for impressive comfort, driving dynamics and family practicality.  For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. The 2016 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™ has been awarded the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of its superior crash safety performance. Safety matters most, and the 2016 Accord earned top marks with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)1.  Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).