With each model-year of Honda Accord that arrives to Allan Nott Honda, a new competitor comes around to challenge the midsize sedan. Comparing the 2016 Honda Accord vs. 2016 Chevy Malibu is yet another example of the Accord staying true to its roots of providing a reliable, efficient and stylish package. The 2016 Accord has been quite heavily redesigned and revised for the current model-year. Around the exterior of the 2016 Accord, Honda designers have provided a bolder hood, modern LED taillights and improved handling with an updated suspension system. Also new for the 2016 model-year is that all trims above the base feature a 60/40 rear seat.
From a technology standpoint, the 2016 Accord and 2016 Malibu start out fairly closely matched. Each vehicle offers the latest in smartphone integration with the original equipment manufacturer infotainment systems. However, there is a key element where the 2016 Accord starts to overtake the technology offerings of the Chevy midsize sedan. The available Honda Sensing system provides a whole suite of equipment to essentially act as an extra set of eyes. Honda Sensing can provide drivers with alerts for lane deviation, forward crash warnings as well as alerting the driver if a car is sitting in their blind spot.
The 2016 Honda Accord carries on the tradition of offering an efficient four-cylinder as well as a powerful V-6 engine. Looking at the 2016 Honda Accord vs. 2016 Chevy Malibu, the best comparison of the two vehicles' performance figures happens with the top-of-the-line models. On trims like the Accord Touring and Malibu LTZ, the Honda V-6 engine makes an additional 22 horsepower compared to the turbocharged four-cylinder engine of the Malibu. Even when looking at Environmental Protection Agency fuel-economy scores, the two cars are about equal. Additionally, the 2016 Honda Accord Touring posts one of the fastest zero-to-60 mph times in its class.
*Based on 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.