2017 Chevrolet Malibu

 
2017 Chevrolet Malibu
 
2017 Chevrolet Malibu
 

2017 Chevrolet Malibu

MSRP 
$24,100
Invoice 
$23,635
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 27 mpg City, 36 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 1.5L Turbo Gas I4, 160 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The Chevrolet Malibu is a full-sized sedan that competes with both mid-sized cars such as the Toyota Camry, as well as several entry-level luxury cars. The Malibu has always featured a comfortable interior with plenty of room for an American-sized buying public, and this year is no different. The Malibu's wheelbase allows for plenty of space, and reduced weight over its predecessor aids in improved handling, fuel economy and acceleration. Adding further value is the fact that the Malibu is available with a hybrid drivetrain, pushing mileage well into the 40 mpg range. Prices start at around $22,500.

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What's New For 2017

Following a complete redesign last year, the Chevrolet Malibu has a few changes for 2017. Among them is a new 9-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the 8-speed automatic on Premier trim. The trim levels get a slight reshuffle as well, including the deletion of the 2LT trim and the addition of a new Sport Package.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2017 Chevrolet Malibu

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist includes Traction Control
    • Hill Start Assist
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • Air bags, 10 total, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • OnStar Basic Plan for 5 years includes limited vehicle mobile app features, Monthly Diagnostics Report and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Basic Plan available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery and is transferable. Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services.)
    • OnStar Guidance Plan for 3 months, including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) for 6 months, including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data.)
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Rear seat reminder
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
    • Door locks, rear child security
    • Trunk latch, safety, manual release
    • Teen Driver
    • Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • Entertainment Features
    • Audio system, Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 7" diagonal color touch-screen, AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock, includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone
    • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
    • Antenna, Black
    • OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot connects to the Internet at 4G LTE speeds; includes OnStar Data Trial for 3 months or 3GB (whichever comes first) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data. Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T.)
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) aluminum
    • Tires, P205/65R16 all-season, blackwall
    • Wheel, spare, 16" (40.6 cm) steel
    • Tire, compact spare, T125/80R16
    • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
    • Headlamps, halogen
    • Glass, acoustic, laminated, windshield and front side windows
    • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, manual-folding
  • Interior Features
    • Seats, front bucket
    • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way manual
    • Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way manual
    • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding
    • Armrest, rear center with cupholders
    • Map pockets, driver and front passenger seatbacks
    • Floor mats, carpeted front
    • Floor mats, carpeted rear
    • Steering wheel, 3-spoke
    • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
    • Steering wheel controls, mounted controls for audio, phone and cruise
    • Warning indicator, front passenger safety belt
    • Driver Information Center, monochromatic display
    • Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm
    • Remote panic alarm
    • Door locks, power programmable
    • Windows, power with Express-Down on all
    • Passive Entry System includes Remote Keyless Entry, extended range
    • Keyless start
    • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
    • Compass display
    • Temperature display, outside
    • Air conditioning, single-zone manual
    • Air filter, cabin
    • Defogger, rear-window, electric
    • Power outlet, auxiliary, 12-volt
    • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
    • Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered
    • Assist handle, front passenger
    • Lighting, interior overhead courtesy lamp, dual reading lamps and illuminated truck area
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine, 1.5L turbo DOHC 4-cylinder DI with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) (160 hp [119.3 kW] @ 5700 rpm, 184 lb-ft torque [248.4 N-m] @ 2500-3000 rpm)
    • Transmission, 6-speed automatic
    • Engine control, stop-start system
    • Axle, 3.23 final drive ratio
    • Front wheel drive
    • Suspension, front MacPherson strut
    • Suspension, rear 4-link, independent
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
    • Brake rotors, Duralife
    • Brake lining, high-performance, noise and dust performance
    • Brake, parking, manual
    • Fueling system, capless
    • Tool kit, road emergency

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - Pwr
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - - TBD -
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - - TBD -
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.8
  • Cooling System Features
    • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - - TBD -
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - LFV
    • Engine Type - Turbocharged Gas I4
    • Displacement - 1.5L/91
    • Fuel System - Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 160 @ 5700
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 184 @ 2500-3000
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 111.4
    • Length, Overall (in) - 193.8
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 73.0
    • Height, Overall (in) - 57.6
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62.6
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 62.5
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 13.0
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 102.9
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.1
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 42.0
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 58.5
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 54.1
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.5
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 38.1
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 57.1
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 53.4
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 30
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 27
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 36
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Electric Rack & Pinion
    • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.8
    • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.8
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 37
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Chevrolet Malibu
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Four-Link
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - R83
    • Rear Tire Order Code - R83
    • Spare Tire Order Code - ZAM
    • Front Tire Size - P205/65R16
    • Rear Tire Size - P205/65R16
    • Spare Tire Size - T125/80R16
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - MNH
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.58
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.96
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.91
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.45
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - .075
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.94
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.23
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Midsize Cars
    • Number of Passenger Doors - 4
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 5.8
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3097
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 16 x - TBD -
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 16 x - TBD -
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - 16"
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Photos & Colors

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  • Blue Velvet Metallic Mosaic Black Metallic Nightfall Gray Metallic Silver Ice Metallic Summit White
  • Blue Velvet Metallic
  • Mosaic Black Metallic
  • Nightfall Gray Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

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Introduction

Chevrolet Malibu was completely redesigned for the 2016 model year. No longer a humdrum midsize sedan, the Malibu gained a new body structure, lost 300 pounds, and reached a new plateau in road manners, far removed from its predecessor. It’s an excellent example of the forward strides the Detroit Three automakers have made lately.

A 9-speed automatic transmission has been added to the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Premier trim.

The new 9-speed works with the strongest Malibu engine: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that develops 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. That Premier 2.0-liter makes a worthy substitute for a V6.

Most models hold a 1.5-liter turbo four, rated at 163 horsepower and 184 pound-feet, working with a 6-speed automatic. 2017 Malibu LT and LS radios gain Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, along with a Teen Driver feature. A new Sport package is available.

For peak fuel-efficiency, Chevrolet continues to offer a Malibu Hybrid. A 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, rated at 182 horsepower, teams with dual electric motors and a battery pack.

While the 2016 reworking lengthened the Malibu by several inches, it’s still near the smaller end of its vehicle category. Base L trim level targets fleet buyers. In the showroom, customers can choose a Malibu LS, LT, Premier, or Hybrid.

Malibu has earned a five-star overall crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with four stars for rollover (a calculated figure). The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it a Top Safety Pick award. Except for the base L model, a rearview camera is standard. All Malibus have 10 airbags.

Quite a few active-safety features are available, but mainly for LT and Premier editions. A Front Pedestrian Alert can identify pedestrians ahead, and brake automatically. Adaptive cruise control works with front automatic braking. Also offered are blind-spot monitoring with lane-change alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and active lane keep with lane-departure warning. Unlike some safety systems, those on the Malibu function subtly, yet firmly. Front and rear parking sensors are available, as is automatic parking assist.

Malibus with the 1.5-liter engine are EPA-rated at 27/36 mpg City/Highway, or 30 mpg Combined. With the 2.0-liter turbo, estimates dip substantially to 22/33 mpg City/Highway, or 26 mpg. At the other extreme, the Hybrid is EPA-rated at 49/43 mpg City/Highway, or 46 mpg Combined.

Lineup

Malibu L ($21,680), which aims at fleet buyers, contains the 1.5-liter engine and such basic features as a six-speaker radio, cruise control, power windows/locks, and 16-inch steel wheels. (All prices are MSRP and do not include $875 destination charge.)

Malibu LS ($23,225) adds a rearview camera, MyLink radio with 7.0-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, OnStar with wi-fi capability, 16-inch alloy wheels, and an acoustic windshield. A Teen Driver feature can track misbehavior of young drivers. Malibu LT ($25,125) comes with 17-inch wheels, LED headlights and daytime running lights, satellite radio, heated power mirrors, and power driver’s seat.

Malibu Premier ($30,975) steps up to the 2.0-liter engine, as well as an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Bose nine-speaker premium audio, rear-seat USB charging, power heated/ventilated front seats, leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, LED taillights, and 18-inch wheels.

Malibu Hybrid ($27,875) features the gasoline/electric powertrain and is similar to LT trim level, with dual-zone automatic air conditioning and hybrid-specific instrument cluster.

Walkaround

For its 2016 redesign, the Malibu got longer and lighter, helped by additional high-strength steel. Starting with a lower, stretched nose, the current version also grew more handsome than its mundane predecessors. Design cues are similar to those used for the larger Impala, with more satisfying proportions.

Doors are wider than they used to be, windshield pillars are slimmer, and the back window is rather narrow. Taillights also are narrow, while the front end flaunts a bolder look. Viewed from the side, in particular, the Malibu exhibits a nicely balanced appearance.

Interior

Despite a relatively short wheelbase, Malibu is one of the most spacious midsize sedans, enhanced by a thoughtful layout and clever packaging. Back-seat legroom reaches 38.1 inches, close to Impala space.

Displaying understated charm, the cabin features a conventionally-styled, relatively low dashboard, expanded toward the corners. The center stack contains a 7.0-inch touchscreen (8.0-inch in Premier). Many owners are likely to welcome the use of control buttons. The driver sits a little lower than in some midsize sedans.

Sound-deadening techniques and active noise cancellation help subdue vibrations, whether from the road or powertrain. Base-level cloth upholstery fails to impress, but upper trim levels are pleasing.

Sensible details include knee-height console padding and substantial seat bolstering. Sufficiently long front-seat bottoms promise good support even for all-day driving.

Back-seat passengers also enjoy good leg support, on a flat floor. Less curvy than some rivals, the Malibu roofline doesn’t cut into headroom. Trunks have 15.8 cubic feet of space (11.6 cubic feet in the Hybrid).

Soft-touch surfaces are plentiful, but interior materials suggest some cost-cutting.

Driving Impressions

Even in base trim, a Malibu feels light and nimble. Handling capably, it’s a pleasure to drive compared to most midsize sedans.

With 163 horsepower, the 1.5-liter base engine is fine for daily commutes as well as longer-distance treks. Only on mountain grades, is that powertrain likely to feel overtaxed. Even when pushed hard, the 1.5-liter engine is comparatively quiet. The 6-speed automatic doesn’t over-rev the engine before upshifting on the highway, which keeps noise down.

Considerably more powerful as well as refined, the 2.0-liter turbo under Premier hoods suppresses any need for a V6 engine. Even at lower engine speeds, this engine promises eager acceleration. Chevrolet omits the selectable modes for the powertrain and steering boost that have become popular, but the fixed calibrations deliver fine performance without fuss.

Among the lightest sedans in the midsize group, Malibu feels firm but well-composed, with its comfortably-tuned suspension. Though it leans toward comfort over sharpness, any Malibu feels impressively agile – almost like a compact model.

Although the Malibu Hybrid borrows some technology from Chevrolet’s Volt, and can travel short distances on battery power, it’s intended to be driven in a conventional manner. Acceleration to 60 mph is achieved in 7.8 seconds – sufficient to satisfy nearly all midsize sedan owners. Steering feels no less vivid than that of a regular Malibu, though its engine will be heard more often.

Non-hybrid models emit minimal engine drone. Most wind and road noises are suppressed, though rough surfaces might transmit some vibration.

Summary

Today’s Malibu delivers composed handling, a quiet ride, efficient powertrains, interior comfort, all in a spacious, quiet, solid midsize four-door. Entry models are short on popular features, but upper-level Malibu models score well on the value scale.

Driving impressions by Aaron Cole, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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