2017 Honda Accord vs 2017 Chevy Malibu


2017 Honda Accord

Base Engine 2.4L 4-Cyl.
Horsepower 185 hp @ 6400 rpm
Fuel Capacity 17.2 gallons
Bluetooth Standard

2017 Chevy Malibu

Base Engine 1.5L 4-Cyl.
Horsepower 160 hp @ 5700 rpm
Fuel Capacity 13.0 gallons
Bluetooth Available on Other Styles

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The 2017 Honda Accord is a mid-size sedan that has a lineup of six editions. Available in five trims, the 2017 Chevy Malibu is also a reliable mid-size car. Available with the two i-VTEC engines, the Accord delivers better performance than the Malibu. This Honda model also offers plenty of convenient amenities like a 10-way driver's seat with heating and a wireless charging pad.

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The 2017 Honda Accord is powered by the 2.4 L i-VTEC engine that's capable of producing up to 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. This I-4 engine is synced with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) or six-speed manual transmission system. With a displacement of 1.5 L, the Chevy Malibu's turbocharged engine only generates a maximum of 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. You can also boost the Accord's performance by selecting the i-VTEC 3.5 L V6 engine, which has a peak output of 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. This six-cylinder engine is controlled by the Variable Cylinder Management technology, which turns off some of the cylinders to improve efficiency. A six-speed automatic transmission system with the Sport Mode is paired with this engine. The Active Noise Cancellation and Eco Assist System are also standard in the Honda Accord's signature engines. When it comes to handling, both of these sedans have a conventional front-wheel drive.


The Accord EX-L and EX-L V6 are available with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System. You'll get reliable information from the Honda HD Digital Traffic service. Both sedans are also compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which appeal to smartphone users. Speaking of mobile connectivity, wireless Bluetooth technology is included in the Honda Accord and Chevy Malibu. In the entertainment category, both models offer access to SiriusXM Satellite Radio, which comes with more than 100 channels. You can also listen to music and other feeds through the Accord's HD Radio service, which isn't available in the Malibu. Additionally, this Honda comes with the Song by Voice function that makes it easy to select your favorite music on the go. Some other standard technology features in these sedans include USB ports and auxiliary jacks for audio devices and other electronic gadgets.


The Honda Accord is available with a 10-way power driver's seat that includes a lumbar support and a memory function for multiple positions. Heating is included in this ergonomic seat and the front passenger's seat with a four-way power design. You can also select genuine leather for all of the Accord's seats. This premium upholstery isn't available in the Chevy Malibu. Covered in shiny aluminum, the pedals add a sporty appeal to this Honda sedan. Illuminated door sills also bring some modern sophistication to the car's interior design. You could select the leather-wrapped steering wheel to enjoy better handling of the Accord. Another impressive amenity in this car is a wireless charging pad, which is compatible with many smartphones. Thanks to the Accord's HomeLink system, you could conveniently open and close your garage door or gate without using an original transceiver.

Visit our dealership to browse a large inventory of 2017 Honda Accord models. We'll gladly let you take a test drive in this reliable Honda sedan, which beats the 2017 Chevy Malibu in numerous categories including performance, digital technology and interior design.   CONTACT US TODAY