2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

2016 Honda


2016 Chevrolet

Yes$23,005 Base Price MSRP No$23,120
Yes$23,840 Comparably Equipped Price No$23,995

2/2 Winner

  • Base Price MSRP 100% 100%
  • Comparably Equipped Price 100% 100%

The first thing car shoppers often look at when comparing cars, is the price. Often the lower priced car comes with sacrifices, but that is not the case with the 2016 Honda Accord. The Honda Accord beats the Chevy Malibu easily, and the price gap widens even further when you add equipment to both models. The Honda Accord comes out on top, and shows Chevy what real value is. When it comes to your automotive future, you shouldn’t have to overpay.

Yes185 HP No160
Yes17.2 Fuel Capacity (gal.) No13.0
Yes2356 Engine Displacement No1491
YesStandard Variable Assisted Steering NoNot Available

4/4 Winner

  • HP 100% 100%
  • Fuel Capacity (gal.) 100% 100%
  • Engine Displacement 100% 100%
  • Variable Assisted Steering 100% 100%

The Chevy Malibu’s 160 horsepower may seem powerful, until you compare it to what the 2016 Honda Accord packs in under the hood. With 185 horsepower, 17.2-gallon fuel capacity, and a much higher engine displacement, the Honda Accord is the complete package. Not to mention, this technological masterpiece comes with standard Variable Assisted Steering, a feature that the Malibu doesn’t even offer.

YesStandard Dual Zone Climate Control NoNot Available
YesStandard Automatic Climate Control NoNot Available
YesStandard Illuminated Vanity Mirror NoNot Available
Yes103.2 Passenger Volume (cu.ft.) No100.0
Yes42.5 Legroom (in.) No42

5/5 Winner

  • Dual Zone Climate Control 100% 100%
  • Automatic Climate Control 100% 100%
  • Illuminated Vanity Mirror 100% 100%
  • Passenger Volume (cu.ft.) 100% 100%
  • Legroom (in.) 100% 100%

Honda always puts its best foot forward, even with its base model vehicles, and the Accord is no different. Not only does the 2016 Honda Accord come with several comfort features such as Dual Zone Climate Control, Automatic Climate Control, and an Illuminated Vanity Mirror, but it also comes with these features standard. The Chevy Malibu doesn’t even have these great conveniences available, not to mention that the Accord boasts more passenger volume and more legroom, giving you and your passengers the space to relax and stretch out.

8/8 Winner

  • Over all 100% 100%

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2016 Honda Accord is the Winner!

Though the 2016 Honda Accord and Chevy Malibu are in the same vehicle category, it really isn’t even a competition. The Honda Accord offers more power, more features, and more room, all at a lower price. Even with all this evidence, maybe you want to base your decision on something else. Maybe you care about how your car looks. In that case, we think you’ll agree, the Accord, with its bold styling and unique lines, just makes the Chevy Malibu look drab in comparison. Get a great car, with great looks, at a great value, and get a 2016 Honda Accord.

Current Accord Incentives

2020  Accord Sedan



Per month for 36 months

Featured Special Lease

$249.00 per month for 36 months. $2,499.00 total due at signing

Example closed end 36 month lease for 2020 Accord Sedan CVT LX (CV1F1LEW) available from 7/7/20 - 8/31/20, $249 per month, $2,499.00 total due at signing includes down payments with no security deposit. For well qualified lessees approved by Honda Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. MSRP $25,225. (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title, registration, documentation fees, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $21,930.80. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution required and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $8,964.00. Option to purchase at lease end $14,378.25. Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by 8/31/20. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 12,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 12,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Honda dealer for details.

2020  Accord Sedan

1.9 %

APR for 60 months

Special HFS A.P.R. Financing

1.9% APR for 60 months

Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2020 Accord Sedan Models from 7/7/20 - 8/31/20 to well qualified buyers on approved credit by Honda Financial Services through participating dealers. Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by 8/31/20. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2020 Accord: 1.9% for 60 months financing at $17.48 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Example 10% down payment. Dealers set actual prices. See your Honda dealer for details.

Fuel economy estimates and driving range based on EPA test data. Your actual driving distance will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle. Based on 2014-2016 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. Complete comparison details can be found at Awards and accolade information can be found at

The Accord has just been named one of Car and Driver’s 10Best for the 30th time, giving it more appearances on the list than any other car in the magazine’s history. As our signature vehicle, the 2016 Accord upholds a legacy we started in 1976. With further design refinements and even more efficient performance, it’s our best Accord ever. Again. The 2016 Accord has been named to the list of 16 Best Family Cars of 2016 by Kelley Blue Book’s[1]. Each vehicle was praised for impressive comfort, driving dynamics and family practicality. [1] For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. The 2016 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™ has been awarded the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of its superior crash safety performance. Safety matters most, and the 2016 Accord earned top marks with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)1. [1] Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).