If you are shopping for a midsize sedan, you will find to check that now maybe the best time ever, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu. Thanks to last year’s complete redesign, the latest version of the Malibu, its a little bland recent past has chucked for much more pronounced.
Key highlights include responsive driving dynamics (which are downright trim athletic in the Premier), a lively hybrid version, a spacious cabin and (in most trim levels) is an easy-to-use infotainment system with a large touch screen and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone functionality.
There are also the razor-sharp styling, which in our view, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu makes it one of the sharpest mid-size sedans. The cabin is also well done, to trim with high quality and sound ergonomics. Disadvantages of the thick roof pillars and some of the shiny bezel, the unclear visibility to the outside.
Behind his aggressive dual-tier grille, the Malibu a choice of three engines: two Turbo-charged four-cylinder engines (1.5 L and 2.0 L) with 160 and 250 HP, and a hybrid powertrain with 182 HP. The smaller turbo-four can feel cruising, flat-footed from a stop, but as soon as movement along it effortlessly processed together, climbing grades, and higher speed.
As you might expect, is the larger of the Turbo-engine is significantly faster. The Malibu Hybrid is the force of the statement, although, with a refined nature and surprisingly quick acceleration, along with its high fuel economy figures. EPA estimates range from 26 mpg combined (22 city/33 highway) for the 2.0 turbo, 46 mpg combined (49 city/highway 43) for the Malibu Hybrid.
Essentially, there are five trim levels in the year 2017 Chevrolet Malibu family. The four non-hybrid versions of the range from the base L to the loaded Prime. The L is not exactly a stripped down car as it counts, keyless entry and ignition among its standard features, but otherwise it is basic, in fact. The Premier trim is full on luxury with a heated steering wheel. The well-equipped LS and LT trims, which will probably be the volume seller, the sitting between the two. The Hybrid is equipped similarly to the LT. There are also available packages, additional tech, comfort, and convenience.
Thanks to its refined driving experience, a comfortable and spacious cabin, the manages to the latest Malibu, to stand up in a crowded and competitive segment. If it find the time, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu, the right one for you, Edmunds is ready to help.