Read the Positive 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu has been fully redesigned this year, and auto critics have been quick to praise it. Edmunds calls it “a fully competitive midsize sedan” with great fuel economy, while Kelley Blue Book touts its “big back seat and high-tech features.” Meanwhile, The Car Connection reminds us of the new Malibu’s “frugal numbers” with accessible pricing from the bottom of the trim ladder all the way up to the top. Discover more about the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu with a look at these auto critics’ reviews.

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Edmunds

Edmunds

“The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is now a fully competitive midsize sedan with the fuel economy, features and interior space to challenge the segment’s best.”

The Chevrolet Malibu has always delivered competitive performance, but now it does so while also providing consumers with incredibly strong fuel economy, thanks to a pair of turbocharged powertrains and an available hybrid system.

  • Turbo 1.5L: The base engine on the new Malibu is a turbocharged 1.5L inline-four that produces a composed 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque via a standard six-speed automatic transmission. With the help of an auto stop/start system, the base engine gets an impressive EPA-estimated 37 mpg highway and 27 mpg city.
  • Turbo 2.0L: If you move up to the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine, then you’ll get an increases in power to 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, delivered via an eight-speed automatic transmission. With this setup, fuel economy remains strong for the segment at an EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway and 22 mpg city.
  • Hybrid: Powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder engine and dual electric motors, the Malibu Hybrid gets 182 hp, and General Motors has estimated 48 mpg city and 45 mpg highway.

Kelley Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book

“Its sleek looks might be the best in its class, resembling the larger Chevy Impala in all the right ways. But there’s more than that pretty face. The new Chevy Malibu boasts a comfortable and modern interior with a big back seat and high-tech features.”

In addition to a new design language that brings it fully into line with the larger Impala, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu now features more sophisticated trim accents both inside and out. This year’s model has also been made larger, which helps provide an extraordinary amount of legroom in back.

Overall, the newest Malibu has cavernous interior volume of 118.7 cubic feet and a trunk that measures 15.8 cubic feet. Tech features range from an OnStar telematics system with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to a Chevrolet MyLink touchscreen interface with advanced navigation and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Car Connection

The Car Connection

“The driving experience, comfortable cabin, and frugal numbers may convince you to trade in that Camry, Accord, or Fusion.”

Alongside its impressively upscale styling and confident, fuel-efficient performance, the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu remains an accessibly priced midsize family sedan.

  • L: MSRP from $21,625
  • 1LS: MSRP from $23,120
  • 1LT: MSRP from $25,020
  • 2LT: MSRP from $28,620
  • Premier: MSRP from $30,920

Step Behind the Wheel of the All-New 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Are you ready to come to your own conclusions about this fresh new take on the Malibu? Test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu today at Sunrise Chevrolet, located near Bloomingdale at 414 North Ave. in Glendale Heights, IL. You can contact us if you have questions.