2017 CHEVROLET MALIBU VS 2016 CHEVROLET MALIBU
The 2017 Chevy Malibu follows quite a tradition. The well-liked 2016 edition has earned top safety prizes. The model earned Most Dependable Midsized Car from analyst JD Power. If you compare the new Malibu with the outgoing model, you won’t be disappointed. The style, technology, and quality are all there.
COMPARE VEHICLE DETAILS
|Vehicle Specs||2017 Chevy Malibu||2016 Chevy Malibu|
|Fuel Capacity||13.0 gallons||13.0 gallons|
|Fuel Efficiency||27 city / 36 hwy mpg*||27 city / 37 hwy mpg*|
|Horsepower||160 hp||160 hp|
|Torque||184 ft-lbs||184 ft-lbs|
|Base Engine||1.5-Liter Inline 4||1.5-Liter Inline 4|
PERFORMANCE AND FUEL ECONOMY
While some cars sacrifice capability for fuel economy or vice versa, the 2016 Malibu proves it’s possible to do both well. The 2017 follows this tradition with three smart powertrains. The four-cylinder EcoTec generates a high level of torque, helping drivers when competitive driving is needed. It earns 36 mpg on the highway. A smart turbo generates 250 horsepower. For 2017, Chevy has paired it with a high-tech automatic transmission. This nine-speed offers greater precision with each shift. The 2016 Malibu Hybrid proved its distinctive character with fuel economy numbers that beat the Toyota Camry. For 2017, it has improved its gas mileage, now earning 49 mpg in the city and 43 on the highway.
The Malibu has developed a contemporary style that is both beautiful and intelligent. The sculpted features and aerodynamic lines look good and ensure lower wind resistance. The 2017 edition continues this look. Curb appeal is not just sheet metal deep. In the 2016 and 2017 cabins, you’ll notice that beauty is balanced by technology. Depending on the trim level, the cockpit has push-button start, climate control, and the latest dash tech. One edition adds extra USB ports and a wireless charger. The Chevy MyLink touchscreen comes in several sizes, but all of them offer seamless smartphone integration. Two of the newest features in the 2017 edition are among the most anticipated. Depending on your smartphone, you can use either Android Auto or Apple CarPlay to access the apps you use every day. This includes navigation and maps. Like 2016, the 2017 sedan offers an available WiFi hotspot on every trim level. You probably can’t find a better-connected car than the Malibu. Luxury is also on board. Higher trims add leather upholstery and must-have amenities like ventilated seats.
The 2016 Chevy Malibu impressed the crash safety testers at the federal NHTSA and the private IIHS. Thus it has a five-star rating and a Top Safety Pick Plus award. The 2017 Malibu hasn’t been tested yet by the IIHS, but it already has an important five-star federal rating. The Plus award indicates the Malibu’s ability to avoid crashes as well as protect passengers during crashes. The 2016 superior rating references the sedan’s forward collision warning with a low-speed and high-speed auto brake. For 2017, this system has been expanded to include a forward pedestrian watch with an auto brake. These available features are further supplemented by a variety of sideswipe protections. You’ll find a lane watch, a blind spot monitor, and a rear cross-traffic alert.
You can check out all of these features when you visit Everett Chevrolet Buick GMC Of Morganton, LLC. Our staff can answer your questions about the two models. A test drive is a fun way to get to know the Malibu.
* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.