The 2017 Honda Accord vs. The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Chevrolet Malibu

2017 Chevrolet Malibu


The 2017 Honda Accord and the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu both provide plenty of efficiency, style, and high tech features. Either one could meet your needs if you’re shopping for a new midsize family sedan in the Chicagoland area. Of course, you probably want to know more details about how they compare, and we’ve done the hard work for you. Take a look below:

Fuel Economy and Performance

The 2017 Chevy Malibu offers 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway in EPA estimates when equipped with a four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission*. The 2017 Honda Accord Sedan also reaches 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway in EPA estimates when equipped with a four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable transmission*.

The Malibu falls short when it comes to performance and power output when compared to the Accord. While the Malibu gets a turbocharged 1.5L four cylinder in the base model, it only makes 160 hp, far off the 185 hp 2.4L four-cylinder in the Accord. The Malibu is eligible for a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 250 hp, but that too falls short of the output of Honda’s upgraded 3.5L V6 engine, which puts out 278 hp.


Wondering how these two models compare when it comes to standard features? The Accord comes standard with LED headlights and 16-inch alloy wheels, while the base Malibu makes due with halogen lighting and steel wheels. The Accord also gets automatic climate control, more power outlets, illuminated vanity mirrors, and an exterior temperature display. None of those features are standard on the Malibu.


The Honda Accord offers more front and rear leg room, more front and rear hip room, and more front shoulder room. That’s comfort that Frankfort area drivers and their families will appreciate.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Find the latest Honda Accord right now here at Community Honda of Orland Park, your local Chicago and Frankfort area Honda dealership. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th Street in Orland Park, IL, only a short trip from anywhere in the Chicagoland area, so visit us if you want to learn more about the latest Honda Accord now.

*Based on 2017 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.