A tough-to-match fuel economy makes the 2014 Accord a great family vehicle, especially if you’re one to take road trips. Efficient fuel consumption does not a good road-tripper make, though; you need to have ample room to stretch and get cozy, both in the front and rear seats.
With 3 cubic feet more of passenger space in the cabin, including more leg room in the rear seat than the Malibu, some families may feel more comfortable in the 2014 Accord. And for a heavily used family vehicle, every inch of space counts.
Stretch out in the 2014 Honda Accord
Anyone who has taken that ill-planned, cross-country college road-trip can attest to how important leg room in the back seat is. On a trip from New York City from the midwest, sitting in the back for any of four tall college kids was punishment. Getting a chance to drive gave you a few hours to stretch my sore legs.
After that, I’m always sure to get a chance to sit in the back seat of any car during a test drive that I’m interested in buying. Critics had complained in the past that the Chevy Malibu was short on back seat leg room. Though Chevy has partially reformatted the Malibu’s cabin to help fix this problem, there is still less room in the back than in the 2014 Accord. The Malibu comes with 36.8 inches of legroom in the backseat, compared with 38.5in in the Accord.
Overall, the 2014 Accord has 103 cubic feet of space in the cabin, compared with the 100 cubic feet in the Malibu. Features like standard dual-zone climate control help to increase the comfort in the Accord cabin, keeping people both in the front and back happy. Climate control does not come standard on the 2014 Malibu.
Get Behind the Wheel of the 2014 Accord
To see if the Accord is a good fit for you and your family, we encourage you to visit one of many Detroit Area Honda Dealers. We have locations in Ferndale, Southfield, Plymouth, Port Huron, and other area communities. Find a Honda dealer close to you!
Detroit Area Honda Dealers includes Tamaroff Honda, Jeffrey Honda, Cawood Honda, Troy Honda, Germain Honda of Ann Arbor, Fischer Honda, Ferndale Honda, LaFontaine Honda, Victory Honda of Plymouth, Victory Honda (in Monroe), Suburban Honda, Jim Riehl’s Friendly Honda, Brighton Honda, Page Honda of Bloomfield, and Bruce Campbell Honda.