Honda Accord vs Chevrolet Malibu
2017 Honda Accord
2017 Chevrolet Malibu
If you’re in the market for a new family sedan, it’s a safe bet you’ve narrowed down your choices to the 2017 Honda Accord and the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu. While both models offer spectacular fuel economy and plenty of high tech safety systems, upon closer inspection, one model is better equipped. Find out which sedan supplies more helpful features, V6 performance, and interior comfort in this comparison from Bob Boyte Honda.
Both the Accord and the Malibu are offered in multiple trim levels, but their base trims don’t quite match up. The following features can only be found in the Honda Accord LX:
- Bluetooth Streaming Audio
- Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
- Rearview Camera
These features can help make your drive safer and more comfortable. Unfortunately, none of them are available in the Malibu L.
If you’d like to upgrade the performance capabilities of your next sedan, you’re in luck. Both models give you that option, so let’s explore their power output numbers.
- The 2017 Accord’s available 3.5L V6 engine delivers 278 hp with a six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive.
- The 2017 Malibu uses a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that puts out only 250 hp with a nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.
While that’s an admirable number for a four-cylinder engine, the Accord simply outpaces the Malibu. When you’re getting up to speed on Interstate 55 near Brandon, MS, you’ll appreciate that extra horsepower.
One of the main advantages of a mid-size sedan over a compact vehicle is the increased interior room. You and your passengers will enjoy more room to stretch out, particularly on long road trips from Brandon, MS. The Accord provides more front hip room, legroom, and shoulder room, as well as more rear hip room and legroom. In fact, the Accord has a larger overall interior volume.
Which Sedan Will You Choose?
At Bob Boyte Honda, we think the commitment to performance, standard equipment, and exciting performance of the 2017 Honda Accord set it apart from the Malibu. When you’re ready to experience Honda excellence firsthand, visit out showroom at 2188 Hwy 18 in Brandon, MS, just a short drive from Jackson. If you have any questions about the Accord, contact us today!