2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

Car shoppers considering a midsize sedan have multiple options to choose from. This segment has long been the domain of the traditional family car, which leads to an impressive amount of competition. Looking at the 2018 Honda Accord vs the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu will compare two competing models in the midsize sedan segment.

The Accord and the Malibu are both offered in multiple trim levels, with multiple engine options. The 2018 Honda Accord will be offered in six trim levels, while the Malibu is available in four. Two engine options are available on both cars.

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2018 Honda Accord VS 2018 Chevrolet Malibu
1.5-liter four-cylinder, 2.0-liter four-cylinder Engine Options 1.5-liter four-cylinder, 2.0-liter four-cylinder
192 horsepower, 192 pound-feet of torque 1.5-liter Engine Performance 160 horsepower, 184 pound-feet of torque
252 horsepower, 273 pound-feet of torque 2.0-liter Engine Performance 250 horsepower, 260 pound-feet of torque
Manual, CVT, Automatic Transmission Options Automatic

2018 Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu Engine Options and Performance

Both the 2018 Honda Accord and 2018 Chevrolet Malibu will offer two engine options. Honda and Chevy each offer a turbocharged 1.5-liter as standard equipment, with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine available as an added option.

When equipped with the base turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the 2018 Honda Accord will produce up to 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. The Chevrolet Malibu 1.5-liter four-cylinder is rated at 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

Honda's 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine will produce up to 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The 2.0-liter engine offered on the Malibu is rated at 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

Honda will be offering the 2018 Accord with three transmission options. The car can be equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), a six-speed manual or a ten-speed automatic. The Chevrolet Malibu only offers automatic transmission options.

A variety of comfort, safety and technology features will be offered on the 2018 Honda Accord. Some of the features offered include: 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Display Audio touchscreen interface, LED headlights, LED fog lights and the Honda Sensing™ suite of driver assistance features.

The systems that make up the Honda Sensing suite include: Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Traffic sign recognition. Other driver assistance systems offered on the car include: Blind Spot Information, front and rear parking sensors, Cross Traffic Monitor, Driver Awareness Monitor and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera.

2018 Honda Accord interior dash and display
2018 Honda Accord white back view
2018 Honda Accord back badge
2018 Honda Accord silver front view

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