2015 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2015 Honda Accord

Before You Drive Home a 2015 Chevy Malibu Around Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, and West Virginia…

Drivers in the Tri-State area looking for a new sedan have quite a few to choose from, though it’s likely that the 2015 Chevy Malibu deserves a second pass. Features like a rearview camera, Chevy’s MyLink touchscreen infotainment system, OnStar, and a rearview camera make the Malibu much more appealing, though the basic LS trim level is low on amenities. Standard Malibu sedans come with power accessories, cruise control, air conditioning, and just one high-tech/modern feature: Bluetooth phone connectivity. The Malibu comes up well behind many of its competing models, falling short on fuel efficiency too (it has 36 highway and 25 city mpg).

The only place where the Malibu almost matches the 2015 Honda Accord LX is fuel economy, though Honda’s Accord with CVT is rated at an EPA-estimated 36 highway and 27 city mpg.** Once you get past the fuel economies, you’ll see that the Malibu doesn’t really compare to the Accord, which just took home a spot on the Car and Driver‘s 10Best list for 2015* for the 29thtime. Honda has been redefining the idea of what features should be thought of as standard on their sedan in recent years, and the Accord comes with the following at even the LX level trim: Pandora radio, SMS texting, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink.

If you still aren’t quite swayed to see the superiority of the 2015 Honda Accord, see how it stacks up in a side-by-side comparison below, then take a test drive at a Tri-State Honda Dealer.

*Car and Driver, January 2015.
**Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.