2015 Honda Accord vs 2015 Chevrolet Malibu
If you’re car shopping in the Crystal Lake and Schaumburg area in Illinois, you’ve got a lot of different vehicles to choose from – especially if you’re in the market for a midsize sedan. Still, you’ve really only got one choice if you’re on the hunt for a midsize coupe: the 2015 Honda Accord. If you’re open to the idea of a sedan or a coupe, you’ve got more options, one of which is the popular 2015 Chevrolet Malibu. How does the Malibu stack up against the Accord? Let’s take a look!
Fuel Economy and Performance
When you compare the 2015 Honda Accord Coupe to the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu on fuel economy, it’s a close race. The Accord Coupe with automatic transmission comes in at 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway/29 mpg combined*. The Malibu clocks in at 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway/29 mpg combined. As you can see, the combined ratings are identical. For the record, though, the 2015 Honda Accord Sedan is rated at 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway/31 mpg combined.
Interested in more power? When you go for automatic transmission with the V6 upgrade in the Accord you get 278 hp and 256 lb-ft of torque, plus an impressive 21 mpg city/34 mpg highway/26 mpg combined. If you go for the turbocharged 2.0L four in the Malibu, you get less power with only 259 hp and less economy with 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway/24 mpg combined.
Both of these impressive vehicles receive the Top Safety Pick + by the IIHS – that’s the best possible ranking and requires available forward collision prevention systems. In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests, however, the 2015 Honda Accord is rated better than the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, with a best possible five-star overall rating and five stars in all crash tests.The Malibu does get a five-star overall rating, but only gets four stars on the rollover test. The Accord also comes standard with a rearview camera for easy reversing and parking, while that’s an optional feature on the Malibu.
Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake
As a leading Crystal Lake area Honda dealership we’re proud to get drivers behind the wheel of the new 2015 Honda Accord. Come visit us today at 680 West Terra Cotta in Crystal Lake, IL, 60014. We have the new Honda Accord Coupe in stock now, and we’d be happy to let you test drive this exceptional car today. We hope to see you soon!
*Based on 2014 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.