Compare Chevrolet Malibu vs. Honda Accord

Compare the Chevrolet Malibu against the Honda Accord. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Malibu stacks up against the Accord in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Malibu or Accord. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Chevrolet Malibu 2014 Honda Accord
2014 Chevrolet Malibu 2014 Honda Accord
  • 1LS
  • 1LT
  • 2LT
  • ECO 2SA
  • 3LT
  • 1LTZ
  • 2LTZ
LX CVT Sedan
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX CVT Sedan
  • LX-S Manual Coupe
  • Sport Manual Sedan
  • LX-S CVT Coupe
  • Sport CVT Sedan
  • EX Manual Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX CVT Sedan
  • EX CVT Coupe
  • EX-L CVT Sedan
  • EX-L CVT Coupe
  • EX-L CVT Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L CVT Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Sedan
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Coupe
  • EX-L V6 Manual Coupe
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • EX-L V6 Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Touring V6 Automatic Sedan


MSRP $22,340 $22,755  
Invoice $21,558 $20,830
Avg. Paid $19,531 $18,285

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.7 8.6  
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.1
Performance 7.3 7.6
Interior 7.6 8.0
Cost to Own 9.1 9.0
Safety 9.7 9.6
Reliability 5.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

  • Smooth ride
  • Attractive interior
  • Large trunk
  • Easy-to-use touch-screen infotainment system
  • Good fuel economy
  • Agile handling
  • Spacious rear seat
  • Good outward visibility
  • Limited back-seat legroom
  • Not as fun to drive as some rivals
  • Firmer ride than rivals
  • No split-folding rear seat

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/150 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144
MPG 25 City / 36 Hwy 27 City / 36 Hwy



Body Style Sedan Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 107.80 109.3  
Length, Overall (in) 191.50 191.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.00 72.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.60 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional  


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3393 3254  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.3 103.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.00 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.10 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.50 58.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.00 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.50 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.80 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.10 56.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.30 54.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.3 15.8


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard  
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard  
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard


Cloth Seats Optional Optional  
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.4 L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 196 @ 6300 185 @ 6400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 191 @ 4400 181 @ 3900
Transmission Automatic CVT w/OD
Turning diameter 37.4 38.1


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 17.2


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Four-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link


Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.