The 2017 Chevy Malibu vs. The 2017 Honda Accord
Council Bluffs drivers looking for a family-friendly mid-sized sedan have a few options to consider, and if they value features like keyless entry and traction and stability control systems, then both the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu and the 2017 Honda Accord are likely at the top of their list. But once you compare these competitors side-by-side, the 2017 Chevy Malibu quickly comes out on top as a better option for Omaha drivers. Read on to see how the Malibu bests the competition!
Price and Power
The base model 2017 Chevrolet Malibu comes in at a respectable $21,680 MSRP for the base model L FWD. Be prepared to spend more if you prefer the Accord, as the base model with an automatic transmission, the Accord LX CVT, is quite a bit more, starting at $23,990 MSRP. For more than two grand extra, you might think the Accord must be packed with power, right? Wrong. The Turbo 1.5L engine on the Malibu offers up 184 lb-ft of torque, compared to the 181 lb-ft of torque offered by the 2.4L I4 engine on the Accord.
Comfort and Convenience
While both the Malibu and the Accord offer Keyless Entry, so you can leave your key fob in your pocket or purse while entering your vehicle, only the Chevy Malibu offers standard push-button start; sadly, this feature is unavailable on the base model Honda Accord LX CVT. The Malibu also gives you access to remote keyless start via the MyChevrolet Mobile App, so you can get your vehicle toasty-warm and ready for you on chilly Omaha mornings or cooled down before taking a drive during the warmer months. If you choose the Accord, though, be prepared to go without that convenience.
Connectivity and Safety
While price, power, and convenience are all clear winners for the Malibu, it truly shines with its forward-thinking connectivity and safety offerings. Only the Malibu is equipped with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi for a strong signal even when your phone begins to lose reception. And the standard 8-inch touchscreen display on Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system is bigger than the available 7-inch screen on the Accord. Plus, only Chevy offers the high-tech Teen Driver safety system to help ensure you new driver is driving responsibility. When enabled with your PIN, this feature mutes the audio when the front seats are occupied but not buckled and gives visual and auditory warnings to the driver when they are operating at speeds outside of your pre-selected range. Additionally, this system enables safety features to help enhance your young driver’s awareness and then produces a post-drive report card to let you know which safety functions were utilized or triggered during their time behind the wheel.
Test Drive the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu in Omaha Today!
Now that you’ve taken a closer look, it’s easy to see why the 2017 Chevy Malibu is a great choice for Council Bluffs drivers. If you’d like to learn more about the Malibu or any of the other vehicles in the Chevy lineup, get in touch with the knowledgeable staff at Gregg Young Chevrolet! We’re conveniently located at 17750 Burt St. in Omaha, NE, less than 20 minutes from Council Bluffs, IA. You can contact us online or by phone at 800-951-5257.