Shopping for a new car is all about drawing comparisons. Comparing prices, comparing dealerships, and of course — comparing cars. The 2017 Chevy Malibu and the 2017 Honda Accord are similar in both style and substance so it’s natural for shoppers to put these two sedans side-by-side. And we’re here to make that easy for you.

Without further adieu, let’s see how the 2017 Malibu and 2017 Accord stack up.


The Accord is at a comfortable price point for a new four-door sedan. But a new Chevrolet Malibu for sale is even more affordable, leaving you plenty of room for upgrades, packages, accessories, or gas money.

Fuel Economy

The Accord registers up to 23 mpg during city driving and up to 26 mpg on the highway, numbers that are on par with the 2016 national average of 24.8 mpg. But the Malibu certainly played a part in skewing that average, thanks to mpg figures of 27 in the city and a robust 36 on the highway.

Cargo Space

Both the Accord and the Malibu offer 15.8 cu. ft. of rear cargo space. However, while the Malibu has a wide trunk mouth to maximize all that space, the shape of the Accord’s trunk narrows at the wheel well, which diminishes its versatility.


The 2017 Honda Accord earned a three-out-of-five predicted reliability score from J.D. Power and Associates. That score places the Accord about average among cars of its class. But the 2017 Chevy Malibu earned a predicted reliability score of four-out-of-five, placing it a step ahead in terms of reliability.

And the Winner Is…

Affordability, fuel economy, storage space, and reliability. When you think of a sedan, those are the features that come to mind. And the 2017 Chevy Malibu tops the Honda Accord across the board.

Come check out the 2017 Chevy Malibu at Hendrick Chevrolet on Auto Mall Drive in Cary, North Carolina. Learn about any ongoing specials, test drive our new and pre-owned inventory, and get an appraisal for your trade-in vehicle. Just like the Malibu, the service, selection, and financing at Hendrick Chevrolet has no competition.