Accord vs. Fusion and Malibu

2013 Accord LX vs. Ford Fusion S
 
Top 5 reasons to buy Accord LX:
1.       Significantly Higher EPA Fuel Economy Ratings:  Accord LX Sedan is rated five mpg higher in city driving and two mpg higher on the highway for a combined advantage of four mpg.
2.       More Powerful Engine:  Accord LX’s 4-cylinder engine produces more horsepower and torque.  Its 173-pound lighter weight adds to its performance advantage.
3.       Standard Features/Greater Value:  Many popular features are standard on Accord LX, but Not Available on Fusion S, including automatic climate control, rear-view camera, alloy wheels, electronic brake distribution, and stereo anti-theft.
4.       High Quality Interior:  Customers spend a lot of time in their vehicles so a pleasant interior is important.  In its review of 2013 models, usnews.com commends Accord for its “comfortable, upscale cabin” when criticizing Fusion’s “bland interior styling.”
5.       Lower Ownership Costs:  While Accord LX’s MSRP is slightly higher than that of Fusion S, it maintains a higher residual value over time.  This is in addition to Accord’s significantly higher EPA fuel economy ratings.
 
 
2013 Accord vs. Chevrolet Malibu
 
Top 5 reasons to buy Accord LX:
1.       Significantly Higher EPA Fuel Economy Ratings:  Accord LX Sedan is rated five mpg higher in city driving and two mpg higher on the highway for a combined advantage of four mpg.
2.       Roomier Rear Seat:  Accord LX has 3.2 cubic feet more overall passenger volume than Malibu LS, reflected in 1.7 inches more rear-seat legroom as well as more rear-seat shoulder room and hip-room, making Accord more comfortable for adults and growing teenagers.
3.       Standard Features/Greater Value:  Popular features like hill start assist, automatic climate control, dual-zone climate control, rear-view camera, and variable assisted steering are standard on Accord LX, but Not Available on Malibu LS.
4.       Confident Highway Performance:  Despite Malibu’s higher horsepower and torque numbers, usnews.com reviewers said its “base engine struggles with hills and highway passing.”  Accord has confident performance on the highway.
5.       Significantly Lower Ownership Costs:  In addition  to its much higher EPA fuel economy ratings and lower comparably equipped price, Accord LX maintains a significantly higher residual value over time.

 

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