The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Provides Great Performance Specs and Efficient MPG

By Sunrise Chevrolet | February 27th, 2016

2016 Chevrolet MalibuAs part of its total redesign, the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu now comes with different standard and available powertrain options. Whether you decide to go with the base engine or the upgrade, you’ll have a significant power and efficiency to look forward to in the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu specs and MPG ratings. Find out how both of these engines compare before making your way to see the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu for yourself at Sunrise Chevrolet, your Chevrolet dealership serving Glendale Heights and Bloomingdales.

Base Engine

Each of the first three trim levels in the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu lineup comes with a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine under the hood. Good for 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque and propelled by a six-speed automatic transmission, this base engine also comes standard with an automatic stop-start system that turns off the engine at stops in order to save energy. The total savings are noticeable, as EPA ratings come in at an 37 mpg highway and 27 mpg city.

2LT and Premier Engine

If you move up to either of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu’s top two trim levels, you’ll get a larger turbocharged 2.0L inline-four, which feeds a commanding 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque to the wheels via a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Despite its robust performance, this powertrain still achieves very respectable fuel economy, with EPA estimates of 33 mpg highway and 22 mpg city.


Regardless of its improved fuel economy, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is actually more spacious than the outgoing model. You’ll get 118.7 cubic feet of total interior volume, as well as a cavernous trunk that measures 15.8 cubic feet.

See How the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Performs at Sunrise Chevrolet

If you want to fully appreciate how the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu delivers such an impressive, composed performance while still getting outstanding fuel economy, you have to take it for a drive. We have it on sale now in a variety of trim levels at Sunrise Chevrolet, your Glendale Heights Chevrolet dealer near Bloomingdale. While you’re in, you can also find out about competitively financing the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu!



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