2019 Honda Accord Sedan LX   

2019 Honda Accord

2020 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr    

2020 Chevrolet Malibu


Which will serve you better as you cruise down I-90, the Honda Accord or Chevy Malibu? No matter which you choose, the Honda Accord offers the more spirited performance on Chicago roads. Performance isn't the only factor when choosing a modern sedan though. Read below to find out how this Honda Accord vs. Chevy Malibu comparison ends. (Spoiler alert: the Accord is the more robust midsize sedan.)


If you want a car with some kick, which vehicle should you choose: the 2019 Honda Accord or 2020 Chevy Malibu? The Accord sedan's standard 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder generates 192 hp-more horsepower than the Malbu musters with its 160-hp 1.5L turbo 4-cylinder engine. If you upgrade to the top-tier engines on both models, the Accord is still the winner. The Accord has a 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder with 252 hp, while the equivalent Chevrolet Malibu turbo option has 250 hp.2018-accord-gallery-ext-touring-20-turbo-in-downtown-1400-1x.jpg

Fuel Economy

Which boasts the more impressive fuel efficiency stats: the Accord or Malibu? When comparing 1.5L engines, the Accord generates 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway* from its 1.5L turbo engine with CVT (only the Accord Sport comes equipped with a manual transmission). The Malibu only manages 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. Between errands around town and trips down the highway, an Accord could score you significant savings over the Malibu at Morton Grove-area gas stations. Additionally, the entire Honda Accord lineup uses regular unleaded gas. The Malibu Premier needs premium fuel to get the best performance, which could cost you anywhere from 20 to 55 cents extra per gallon! Be kind to your wallet and choose the Honda Accord.

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We've covered under the hood, but what about inside the cabin of these two vehicles? The Honda Accord is classified as a large car, while the Chevy Malibu is a midsize vehicle. That leads to a big difference in capacity. For example, the Accord has almost 3 extra cubic feet of passenger volume and an additional cubic foot of cargo capacity in the trunk when you compare the base trim models. The Accord even has a locking glovebox to keep your valuables safe, while the Malibu does not. If you want to stretch out and relax during your Lisle commute, choose the roomier Accord.


Which Will It Be?

Between the Honda Accord vs. Chevy Malibu, it's clear that the Accord has the performance and space to delight any driver. Want to do more research? Learn what independent reviewers have to say about the Accord or compare the Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry. If you're ready to try this stellar sedan in person, don't hesitate to visit us at Honda City to see our Honda Accord sedans for sale! We'd be happy to introduce you to the trim that suits your lifestyle and budget. Contact us to get started on a test drive!

Disclaimers: * Based on 2019 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.