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2018 Honda Accord vs 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

Looking at the 2018 Honda Accord vs the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu will help car shoppers considering both cars learn more about everything each sedan has to offer. The Accord and the Malibu are each offered in multiple trim levels with two engine options, but there are differences between the two cars that are worth noting.

Honda will be offering the 2018 Accord in six trim levels. The Malibu is available in four. Each Accord trim level comes equipped with a different roster of equipment. The Accord can be equipped with the Honda Sensing suite of driver awareness systems. Honda Sensing includes Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow.

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2018 Honda Accord VS 2018 Chevrolet Malibu
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3 Transmission Options 1
6 Trim Levels 4
252 horsepower, 273 pound-feet of torque Max Performance 250 horsepower, 260 pound-feet of torque

2018 Honda Accord, Chevy Malibu Engine Comparison

In addition to the Honda Sensing suite, the 2018 Accord can be equipped with a variety of technology systems and features. The car’s various trim levels can be equipped with features like LED fog lights, LED headlights, Display Audio touchscreen interface, 4G LTE Wi-Fi and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

The 2018 Honda Accord and 2018 Chevrolet Malibu will each offer two engine options. Honda and Chevrolet each offer 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines as available options. The Honda 1.5-liter engine is rated at 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque, while the Chevy 1.5-liter engine checks in at 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

When equipped with the available 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the 2018 Accord will produce 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Chevrolet’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is rated at 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

The Accord’s two engines can be paired with one of three engine options. The car is available with a six-speed manual, ten-speed automatic or a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

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