With its bullet-like, slick silhouette and its impressive fuel economy, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid easily stands out in a vast sea of sedan options.
Not only does the Malibu save you gas money, but it also has a fantastic starting price. Other than the eye-catching design and price tag, the Malibu also comes with an attractive list of standard features.
Such standard features of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid include: 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, a seven-inch touchscreen which includes both Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth, rearview camera, EZ Key passive entry system, keyless start, 60/40 splitting rear seats, steering wheel mounted audio Bluetooth and cruise control, a theft deterrent system, eight-way power adjust driver’s seat, dual zone climate control and OnStar, along with a plethora of other safety and comfort features. Thanks to these several features, the Malibu Hybrid’s interior is both comfortable and well equipped.
Chevy has styled this year’s Malibu beautifully, both inside and out. While the materials used are nothing to write home about, the Malibu’s interior styling is attractive and modern. Its large touchscreen is mounted high on the dashboard for easy access while behind the driver’s wheel. The touchscreen controls are easily deciphered and user-friendly. Because of the Malibu’s low stance, it provides great road visibility.
Its spacious back row leaves enough legroom even for taller passengers.
The exterior of the Malibu Hybrid also is very appealing. It’s low stance, wide grill and tapered end yield an eye-catching midsize sedan. Despite the fact it doesn’t look like a typical hybrid, its mileage prove otherwise. According to EPA testing, the 2016 Malibu Hybrid has an impressive, combined fuel economy of 46 mpg. However, unlike many hybrids, the Malibu does not rely heavily on its electric motor and cannot be plugged in to charge. This works by switching between electric and gas engine, allowing for the most efficient use of fuel. The change occurs seamlessly, without much vibration or any signs that would otherwise alert the driver.
The Malibu’s engine is a 1.8L 4-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and 122 horsepower. Its transmission is a two-motor drive automatic. The 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybridalso is as safe as it is fuel efficient. The Malibu has received a five-star overall crash test rating in government testing. This includes a five-star frontal and side crash rating as well as a four-star rollover rating.
With a long list of standard features, high safety ratings and phenomenal fuel economy, it comes as no surprise that the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid has been ranked as No. 1 by US News in hybrid and electric cars. What is surprising, however, is the Malibu Hybrid’s great price, given all of the attractive attributes it boasts. For those looking for a stylish hybrid that can comfortably fit five passengers, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is sure to meet your needs and wants while keeping gas expenses low.
The MSRP for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is $27,700.