2015 Chevrolet Malibu vs. 2015 Honda Accord

Central Illinois Drivers, Read This Before You Drive Home a 2015 Chevy Malibu

If you are a Central Illinois driver shopping around for a new mid-size sedan, then there’s a good chance the 2015 Chevy Malibu has made your attention. Features like the available a rearview camera, MyLink infotainment system, satellite radio, and an OnStar subscription service might make this Chevy pretty attractive, but those amenities require upgrading the Malibu. The basic LS model comes with cruise control, power accessories, air conditioning, and Bluetooth connectivity (for phone only), placing the Malibu behind the average mid-size sedan on features. The basic engine is at least rated by the EPA at 36 highway and 25 city mpg, which places it ahead of some competing models.

The Malibu’s fuel efficiency is one of the only specs where it can almost keep up with the entry-level 2015 Honda Accord LX. 2015 Accord LX models with a CVT earn an EPA-estimated 36 highway and 27 city mpg,** Despite the closeness on fuel economy, there’s a reason the 2015 Accord made it onto the Car and Driver‘s 10Best list for 2015.* This is the 29th time Honda’s Accord has earned a spot on the list, setting a record, and Honda has ensured their flagship car remains one of the most competitive on the road with amenities that are reshaping the very idea of “standard features” like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera with guidelines, SMS texting integration, Pandora internet radio, and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink phone and audio.

See for yourself the differences between these two cars, and then visit a Central Illinois Honda Dealer for a test drive of the new Accord.

*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.