|2017 Honda Accord Hybrid||2017 Chevy Malibu Hybrid|
|4.9 l/100km||City Fuel Efficiency||5.0 l/100km|
|5.1 l/100km||Highway Fuel Efficiency||5.1 l/100km|
|212 HP||Horsepower||160 HP|
|232 lb-ft.||Torque||184 lb-ft.|
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid vs 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
While it started out as a niche class in the automotive industry, the hybrid is quickly becoming more and more popular with car buyers. Known primarily for their fuel efficiency, hybrids have begun adding more features in an attempt to get noticed among the growing number of options on the market.
This means you’ll have to dig deeper when figuring out which hybrid is right for you. Fuel efficiency aside, you’ll need to decide what’s important to you when buying a new vehicle. Given the amount of options available to choose from, this can become a tricky prospect. That’s why we decided to lend a hand and take a look at the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid vs the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid to see how they compare. Both are almost identical in terms of fuel efficiency, so what sets one apart from the other?
Advantages of the Accord Hybrid
Since we’re talking about hybrids, the logical place to start is fuel efficiency. As we mentioned above, and as you can see from the table, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid and the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid match up quite well in terms of how much you’ll be spending at the pump. The Accord Hybrid holds a slight advantage in the city, using 0.1 less litres per 100km. Both use 5.1 litres per 100km on the highway. So it looks like we’ll have to find our deciding factor elsewhere.
Where the 2017 Accord Hybrid really pulls away from its Malibu competition, quite literally, is when you take a look at what’s under the hood. Hybrids aren’t normally known for their power, but the Accord Hybrid comes in with a 52 horsepower advantage over the Malibu Hybrid while also offering 48 lb-ft. more torque.
If you’re only looking for fuel efficiency, either choice should work for you. But if you want the most value for your money, the choice should be clear. The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is the way to go.