Chevy Malibu redesigned for 2016

Chevy Malibu
Chevy Malibu interior

The Chevrolet Malibu was introduced more than 50 years ago, and for 2016, this quintessential midsize sedan boldly steps into the future with an all-new model that is completely redesigned.

With a starting MSRP of $21,625, the 2016 Malibu is available in five trims: L, LS, LT, Premier and Hybrid.

Engines

Our press vehicle of the week, the 2016 Malibu Hybrid, reaches an exceptional level of fuel efficiency with its all-new hybrid powertrain that uses technology from the Chevrolet Volt. The Malibu Hybrid offers impressive fuel economy averages of 48 mpg in the city, 45 mpg on the highway and 47 mpg combined.

Standard on other Malibu trims is the all-new, Ecotec 1.5L turbo, which features fuel economy averages of 37 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg in the city (an 8-percent increase over the previous model) and delivers 163 horsepower and 184 foot-pounds of torque.

Additionally, a 2.0L turbocharged engine is available that produces 250 horsepower, 258 foot-pounds of torque and fuel economy averages of 22 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.

Exterior design

With a wheelbase stretching 3.6 inches longer than the previous Malibu, along with a 2.3-inch longer overall length and the same overall width, the 2016 Malibu features a sleeker-looking silhouette.

Ten exterior colors are available including hues such as Autumn Bronze Metallic and Blue Velvet Metallic.

Comfortable interior

With seating for five, 2016 Malibu’s rear legroom improves by 1.3 inches for a total of 38.1-inches. Additionally, rear shoulder room is listed as 57.1-inches and rear hip room is 53.4-inches. Total cargo volume is 15.8 cubic feet (11.6 cubic feet for Hybrid trims).

The Malibu’s interior highlights include, perforated leather-appointed seating surfaces available on LT and Hybrid and standard on Premier, available dual-zone automatic climate control, SIRIUS XM satellite radio, keyless start, carpeted floor mats and much more.

Manufacturing

The 2016 Malibu is built from globally sourced parts at GM’s Fairfax Assembly Plant, in Kansas City, Kansas. Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.8 million cars and trucks a year.

To learn more about the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, visit your local, Southeast Texas Chevrolet dealer or log on to www.chevrolet.com.

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