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Compare the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu to the 2013 Honda Accord Sedan

 

2013 Chevy Malibu
Features

 

Fuel Economy
22 city / 34 hwy (mpg)
MSRP
$21,995
NHTSA Overall Vehicle Safety Score
5 STARS – 5-Front, 5-Side, 4-Rollover
Warranty Coverage
    • 3-year/36,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty.

 

  • 5-year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.
  • 5-year/100,000-mile Roadside Assistance Program.
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    2013 Honda Accord Sedan
    Features

     

    Fuel Economy
    27 city / 36 hwy (mpg)
    MSRP
    $22,480
    NHTSA Overall Vehicle Safety Score
    5 STARS – 4-Front, 5-Side, 4-Rollover
    Warranty Coverage
      • 3-year/36,000-Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty.

     

  • 5-year/60,000-Mile PowerTrain Limited Warranty.
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    Fuel Economy

    While it is clear that the 2013 Honda Accord Sedan has better fuel economy, could the 2013 Chevy Malibu still have the better overall value? If you drive both vehicles 20,000 miles annually, the Honda Accord will save you $253 more in gas than the Chevy Malibu each year. But if we consider the difference in both vehicles’ MSRP, you would only start saving more money in gas than the Malibu after two years. This makes the value of the Chevy Malibu far superior.

     

    Vehicle Safety Rating

    The 2013 Chevy Malibu and the 2013 Honda Accord Sedan both have a NHTSA Overall Vehicle Safety Score of 5-Stars, but their scores are not identical. While both scored 5-Stars in their Side-Crash tests and 4-Stars in their Rollover Safety tests, in its Front-Crash test the Chevy Malibu scored 5-Stars –one star better than the Honda Accord.

    What difference does one star make? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 5-star rating system is designed to inform drivers of vehicle safety in three primary categories: a Front Crash Test, a Side Crash Test, and a Rollover probability rating. Because the NHTSA only awards 5-Stars to cars they believe have proven their exceptional safety features, one star can make a huge difference. Though the Honda Accord Sedan still has a stellar vehicle safety rating, the 2013 Chevy Malibu’s safety rating is just better with that one extra star to give you peace-of-mind.

     

    Warranty Coverage

    When it comes down to warranty packages, the 2013 Chevy Malibu’s warranties greatly surpass the Honda Accord’s. The Chevy Malibu features a program that the Honda Accord does not include in its warranty package: The Roadside Assistance Program. This program features the following services:

      • Lockout Service – You will be assisted when you accidentally lock your keys inside the vehicle.

     

    • Flat Tire Change – A spare will be installed for you.

     

     

    • Fuel Delivery – If you run out of gas, $5 worth of fuel will be delivered to get you back on the road.

     

     

    • Emergency Towing – Your car will be towed to its nearest dealer.

     

     

    • Jump-Starts – If you need your car jump-started, you will be assisted whether at home or on the road.

     

     

    With a PowerTrain Limited Warranty that takes you 40,000 miles further than the Honda Accord and a Roadside Assistance Program that the Honda Accord does not have at all, the 2013 Chevy Malibu’s warranty package is far superior. This makes the Chevy Malibu the clear winner in warranty coverage in side-by-side comparison and exemplifies Chevy’s continually exceptional reliability and dedication to you.

     

    Summary

    While the 2013 Honda Accord Sedan may have a better fuel economy, the 2013 Chevy Malibu’s better value, vehicle safety rating, and warranty coverage make it the better choice for smart car buyers in its side-by-side comparison.