2016 Honda Accord Coupe vs 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

2016 Honda Accord Coupe

2016 Honda Accord Coupe
2016 Chevrolet Malibu

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2016 Honda Accord vs. the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Drivers in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area who are shopping for a midsize coupe simply don’t have many options these days, unless you want to pay luxury segment pricing. The 2016 Honda Accord Coupe is the last remaining mainstream vehicle in this segment. Of course, if you’re shopping for the Accord Coupe, you might consider comparing it to other midsize vehicles like the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. Continue reading to learn how these two models compare head to head!

Fuel Economy and Performance

Take a look at fuel economy estimates, and the 2016 Honda Accord Coupe comes out ahead, with an EPA estimate of 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway/30 mpg combined* with a 2.4L four-cylinder and continuously variable transmission. The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Limited LT only earns 24 mpg city/34 mpg highway/27 mpg combined.

Since you’re considering a sporty coupe, you might want to upgrade to the 278 hp V6 in the Accord, which still earns an impressive EPA rating of 21 mpg city/32 mpg highway/25 mpg combined with six-speed automatic transmission. If you go for the turbocharged 2.0L four in the Malibu, you only have 259 hp on tap, and the EPA only expects a total of 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway/24 mpg combined.

It’s clear that the Accord Coupe provides both performance and fuel economy advantages over the Malibu.


Initially, these two midsize vehicles might appear similar when it comes to safety. They do, after all, both earn the best possible Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing you’ll see differences, however. The 2016 Honda Accord Coupe earned the best possible five-star rating in front passenger crash tests and rollover safety tests, while in both of those tests the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu only received a four-star rating.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

As the leading Crystal Lake area Honda dealership, we’re pleased to bring you the latest 2016 Honda Accord. You can find the current Accord and the rest of the Honda lineup here at our dealership at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, 60014. Stop by and see for yourself why the Accord will make a better choice than the Malibu!

*Based on 2016 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.