2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Chevrolet Malibu: Head to Head

2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Chevy Malibu
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Which Midsize Sedan Is Best for You?

The Honda Accord and Chevrolet Malibu are two of the most reliable midsize cars on the road today. The Accord has been around for 40 years and continues to be one of the top-selling vehicles nationwide. The Malibu earned the U.S. News 2017 Best Midsize Car for Families award. These top-rated cars give competitors such as the Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata a run for their money.

The cars are similar, with roomy interiors for a family of five. Space for childrens’ car seats is not a problem, but connecting the tethers and belts could be easier, according to testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Both midsize sedans deliver good fuel efficiency, and each automaker ups the ante with a hybrid version. Both cars earn top safety scores and are available with advanced safety technology like automatic emergency braking. Car shoppers will take notice of the Malibu’s Rear Seat Reminder, which alerts the driver to check the back seat for children or pets before exiting the vehicle, and the Teen Driver system, which allows you to put controls on the car for new drivers.

To get the best out of the convenience features, choose from optional upgrades. In fact, you will have to upgrade to get touch-screen technology in the Accord. Tech options in the Malibu include a USB port for the front seat, two charging ports for the back seat, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. The connectivity options in the sedans reflect the needs and wants of the modern family. Let’s see how the Accord and Malibu fare when the cars are matched head-to-head.

This head-to-head is based on U.S. News scores, which are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available.