Chevrolet Malibu: US News' Best Midsize Car for Families

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Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevrolet Malibu competes in the mid-size sedan market segment. It was redesigned in 2016 and the enhancements gave this attractive car an even sleeker appearance and a just over 9-centimetres longer wheelbase. This feature effectively created more rear-seat space. Power is generated from a turbocharged 1.5L or 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, with a hybrid model also available.

The Enhanced Eye-catching Chevrolet Malibu

The Malibu is in a highly competitive market segment and filled with big name brands. Looking at the 2017 model year, the Malibu boasts a nine-speed automatic transmission, fitted as standard on the Premier version and which replaces the previous eight-speed automatic. There is a variety of significant standard features which makes this car stand out in a crowd, such as the follow which is required in every car:

Front airbags and antilock brakes. Electronic stability system. Reports indicate that the fuel efficiency is 8.8 L/ 100 km city and 6.5 L/ 100 km highway.

Viewing the contributing additional features of the impressive Chevrolet Malibu; the GM design engineers have produced some variable and inspiring incentives, such as;

Turbocharged, 160-horsepower, 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine. 6-speed auto-transmission. Front-wheel drive. Cruise control. Telescope and tilt steering wheel, including audio and phone controls. Air conditioning. 60/40-split, folding rear seat. Keyless access and push-button start.

Complete Infotainment on the Move

This is a sedan designed to please, relax and amuse its driver and passengers. The Chevrolet Malibu continues its ultra-cool image inside; with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. This allows you to mirror-select the Smartphone apps on the dashboard screen of the car and which is now a standard feature with the LS and LT trim levels. These levels also have the advantage of a Teen Driver safety monitoring system and much more! If you would like a sportier image for your Chevrolet Malibu then the new optional Sports Package is there waiting for you! It includes: 46-centimetre aluminum wheels. All-season tires. Leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel. Leather-wrapped shift knob.

Enter the Hybrid Malibu

The 2016 redesign of the Chevrolet Malibu saw it gain its first dedicated gas-electric hybrid model. The previous generations of the car had only presented a toned-down hybrid system that offered slight economy benefits. However, the 2017 Malibu Hybrid has turned this around, with an EPA-estimated 4.80 L/100 km city driving; 5.47 L/100 km on the highway and 5.11 L/100 km combined.

The Hybrid version of the Malibu offers a 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine with direct injection and a two-motor hybrid system. It's added to with a continuously variable automatic transmission and a lithium-ion battery pack. Reportedly, this Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid system is capable of operating in electric-only mode up to 90 km/h.

This is a car that offers advantages for any driver in all circumstances.