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Chevrolet Malibu hits the ground running with its 2016 redesign. Chevy has improved the Malibu inside and out to provide a refined midsize sedan that is powerful, safe and offers maximum convenience.
The family sedan segment is now producing lightweight vehicles in larger shells with advanced technologies and premium interiors, and the Chevrolet Malibu is no exception. The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu meets these criteria, plus has been redesigned to offer more safety, efficiency and connectivity with a sporty, new look. Reflecting a striking new exterior body style, this 2016 Chevy flagship evokes a more refined feeling among family sedans.
This year's Malibu delivers its first clean-slate redesign and incorporates all the benefits of the last generation, while adding a host of new desirable features. Thanks to its unwavering, turbocharged power, the reengineered 2016 Chevy Malibu has proven itself in various test drives to have superior performance. Combine strength, vigor and gamut of safety features with sporty elegance and this midsize family sedan becomes the winner among competing vehicles.
Simply put - the revamped Chevrolet Malibu is an outstanding contender among its rivals. This flagship vehicle brings an unexpected sense of drama to everyday driving with its head-turning style and unparalleled engine performance. And with exceptional fuel efficiency, the Malibu Hybrid offers great value to boot.
After much research and several overhauls, Chevrolet has designed its best Malibu yet. Its athletic stylish exterior is complimented by its spacious and comfortable interior, advanced infotainment system and safety features. What's more, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu comes in five trim levels: L, LS, LT, Hybrid and Premier.
The base L and LS models come standard with 16-inch wheels, while the LT’s sub-trim levels (1LT and 2LT) get 17-inch and 18-inch wheels respectively and the Premier boasts 19-inch wheels.
Chevy Malibu offers an assortment of new colors for buyers to choose from as well. Available in Nightfall Grey Metallic, Butte Red Metallic, Blue Velvet Metallic, Mosaic Black Metallic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic, Autumn Bronze Metallic, Crystal Red Tincoat, Summit White and Iridescent Pearl Tricoat; there is truly a color to suite everyone’s taste.
Power and Performance:
All 2016 Chevrolet Malibu models are front-wheel drive. The L, LS and 1LT trim levels come standard with a turbocharged 1.5 liter four cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission combo, producing 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Their fuel economy is EPA-rated at 6.3 L/100 km in highway driving, enhanced by an innovative stop-start system that automatically shuts off the engine when the car comes to a halt.
Standard on the 2LT and Premier trim levels is an eight-speed automatic transmission and a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
Interiors and Special Features:
Aside from its sleek design and sporty appearance, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu also revolutionizes its interior with an array of upgraded features. Its functional dashboard features a user-friendly touchscreen interface, intuitive menu structure, mobile 4G WiFi and full Smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to provide full driver convenience.
The 2016 Chevy Malibu comes standard with daytime running lights, anti-lock brakes, stability and traction controls and well-designed air bags (driver, passenger, side head, rear head, side and rear body) for added protection and security. Its signature OnStar telematics system includes automatic crash response with voice recognition technology, on-demand roadside assistance, as well as remote door unlocking and stolen vehicle support.
In addition, the LS, LT and Premier models include a rearview camera and two advanced safety packages (Driver Confidence and Driver Confidence II) as standard options. The Driver Confidence package is comprised of automatic high-beam headlight control, front and rear parking sensors, a blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning and intervention and a forward collision warning system with low-speed automatic braking. While the Driver Confidence II package provides a self-parking system, an electronic parking brake, adaptive cruise control and an upgraded collision mitigation system with automatic emergency braking.
Overall, the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is one of the best re-engineered cars in the family sedan segment. It provides a steadfast, dynamic driving experience combined with utility, luxury and comfort in a quality package.