The 2016 Honda Accord vs. the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

2016 Honda Accord Sedan

2016 Honda Accord

2016 Chevy Malibu

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2016 Honda Accord and the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu are top picks in the extremely competitive midsize sedan segment. If you’re looking for a four-door family car here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area, then you’ve no doubt narrowed it down to these two models. Take a look at how they compare side by side before you make any decisions!

Fuel Economy and Performance

You probably want a solid blend of fuel economy and horsepower when you’re picking out a sedan in this class. Take a look at how these cars compare.

The base 2016 Chevrolet Malibu gets a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder that only makes 163 hp. It gets a respectable 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway/31 mpg combined estimate from the EPA. Upgrade the Malibu to a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder and you have 250 hp on tap and an EPA estimate of 22 mpg city/33 mpg highway.

The 2016 Honda Accord gets a 2.4L four-cylinder that makes 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, or 189 hp with the optional sport exhaust. Plus, the Accord with continuously variable transmission earns a 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway/31 mpg combined* estimate from the EPA – identical to the estimate in the Malibu. Upgrade to the 3.5L V6 and you’ve got 278 hp and an EPA estimate of 21 mpg city/34 mpg highway.

No matter which engine you choose, you’ve got a superior blend of fuel economy and performance in the Accord.

Features and Options

The 2016 Honda Accord comes standard with features like dual zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, illuminated vanity mirrors, and an exterior temperature gauge, which you won’t find on the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.

Comfort and Convenience

The 2016 Honda Accord offers more front and rear leg room, more front and rear hip room, and more overall passenger capacity than the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.


In testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2016 Honda Accord earned a ‘Superior’ rating in front crash prevention testing thanks to the sophisticated Honda Sensing collision prevention system that’s available on all Accord models. The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu only earned a ‘Basic’ rating in front crash prevention.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

Drive the latest 2016 Honda Accord here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, your leading Elgin area Honda dealership. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, so visit us now to find out about the Accord. You can also contact us online to learn more!

*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.