Facts about Chevrolet Malibu Car. The Chevrolet Malibu is a basic mid-sized sedan. The Chevrolet Malibu is one of the longest running Chevy models.
History of the Chevrolet Malibu Car
The Chevrolet Malibu Car first showed up in 1964. The Chevrolet Malibu Car has been in continual production since then with 9 different iterations as of 2015.
Historically, the LTZ was the only one with the 2.4 liter engine with around 170 horsepower, but that more powerful engine became an option for all Malibu cars in 2009. At the same time, the four speed transmission was replaced with a six speed transmission.
The Chevy Malibu Car was last redesigned in 2013. This version is longer and lower than older versions of the car.
Design of the Chevrolet Malibu Car
The Chevy Malibu Car comes with a 2.5 liter four cylinder 196 horsepower engine. That engine gets 23 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway. The turbopowered engine drops the fuel efficiency to 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu had built in Onstar 4G wi-fi. All versions of the Chevrolet Malibu have ten air bags.
There are several different trim levels. LS is the basic package. This trim level includes cruise control, air conditioning, keyless entry, wi-fi connectivity if you pay for an Onstar subscription. LT is the mid-level package; this trim level comes with a seven inch touch screen, USB port, ambient lighting, Bluetooth and a powered driver’s seat. The LTZ is the premium package. That version includes a powered passenger seat, dual zone climate control, both front seats heated and leather upholstery. For the LT and LTZ versions, a 2.0 liter engine is optional. Those versions of the vehicle are called the 2L and 2LTZ. You can pay extra for the advanced safety package to get blind spot monitoring, lane departure warnings and rear cross traffic alerts.
Performance of the Chevrolet Malibu Car
JD Power and Associated rated the Chevy Malibu the most dependable midsize car in 2015.
Rivals of the Chevrolet Malibu Car
Rivals to the Chevrolet Malibu include the Mazda 3, the Mazda 6, Ford Fusion, Subaru Legacy, Hyundai Sonata, Chrysler 200, the Nissan Altima, Kia Optima, Volkswagen Passat, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Toyota Avalon.
Trivia about Chevrolet Malibu Car
There is a hybrid version of the Chevy Malibu car, the Malibu Eco. That system adds a hybrid power train with a 2.4 liter engine and 15 kilowatt electric motor. It gets around 25 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway, at the expense of most of its trunk space. The Malibu Eco is otherwise the LT version of the Chevy Malibu.
There was a recall of 2011 and 2012 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles for a problem with the seat belts. The cable that connected the seat belt to the car could wear down unusually fast, causing it to not protect occupants as it should.
In 2006, a high performance SS trim line was offered. That engine had a manual shift mode and 3.9 liter V6, 240 horsepower engine.
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