Chevrolet's fighter in the cutthroat family sedan market is the all-new Malibu. Having debuted with a revamped exterior and interior, the four-door car loses a couple inches of wheelbase compared to the Malibu it replaced, but there's still space for five people. Identified as an LS, LT, LTZ, or Eco model, the cabin appointments improve and features increase as buyers cycle up to the higher trim levels. While tipping a hat to the 10 standard airbags, optional rear head/thorax airbags, and available Advanced Safety Package, perhaps the neatest feature is the LT, LTZ, and Eco Malibu's flip-folding seven-inch touch-screen radio display that also hides a storage cubby in the center stack. And in what is a Chevy hallmark, much attention was paid to noise isolation and keeping the interior din low. The base engine is a new, 197-horsepower 2.5-liter I-4 that manages a good-but-not-great 22/34 mpg city/highway with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Eco's electrified eAssist powertrain achieves better fuel economy but shrinks the trunk space from the standard Malibu's substantial 16.3 cubic feet to compact-car-like 13.2 cu. ft. due to the traction battery pack. A 259-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 intends to replace the V-6 driving experience but with greater operating efficiency. See more... See Less

7 Available Trims
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  • 196

    HP

    25city

    36hwy

    $

    22,340

    MSRP

  • 196

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    25city

    36hwy

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    23,610

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  • 196

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    25city

    36hwy

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    25,315

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    25city

    36hwy

    $

    25,945

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  • 259

    HP

    21city

    30hwy

    $

    26,850

    MSRP

  • 196

    HP

    25city

    36hwy

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    27,790

    MSRP

  • 259

    HP

    21city

    30hwy

    $

    29,950

    MSRP

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Reviews and Ratings
Overall
Pros Cons
Comfort, interior space, ease of ride Access to trunk space: trunk hatch is undersized somewhat
Mileage. i was trying to buy a car not a radio. Reduced visibility by windshield post when making turns
The amazing power developed by the 4 cylinder engine On star on steering wheel gets pressed to often by accident
Looks as good as, or better than higher priced cars. 6 speed auto transmission works well but mpg is not as good as cobalt
Ease of getting in and out of seats. comfort of seats Seat belts are hard to buckle
Engine has lots of snap, gets into traffic quickly Visibility at 2, 5, 7 & 10 o clock
Paint - excellent paint color - granite Difficult for elderly to get in and out
Handling, it handles well on curvy roads Controls for driver seat adjustment
I like the overall attractiveness of the exterior Transmission - takes some getting used to
Front wheel drive, good in snow Car sits too low to ground