The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is one of the most popular mid size sedans with hybrid powertrain in United States. This popular sedan is another attempt from the GM to make the vehicle which is going to outplay the wide array of Tesla hybrid sedans and of course the Toyota Prius hybrid that is still one of the most competitive hybrid cars on the market.
This year this sedan comes with much improved ride and some changes in the interior. Connectivity is also improved and there are several new colors for the exterior to choose.
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Redesign
Last year this model received a completely new nose. This nose-job gave him a new grille that is separated into two parts by the horizontal strip on which we can find the popular Chevrolet’s bowtie emblem. Upper part of the grille is the more narrow one and this grille looks chich and futuristic and sporty at the same time. When it comes to headlights they look similar to the ones we can find in Chevy Impala which is the largest sedan in this class.
In the back this car looks much more sportier with the headlights that look the same as the ones we can find on Chevy Camaro and the aluminum exhaust pipe tail. From the profile we can see that Malibu is a little bit shorter than the rest of the cars in mid size sedan class and this can look a little awkward from time to time.
The best change of the interior for 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is the new connectivity options that come with 4G LTE system that is able to make this vehicle an wi-fi hotspot and it is becoming an increasingly popular part of luxury vehicles telematics. Although this vehicle is a little bit smaller than the rest of the cars in its class it offer nice interior space with plenty of room in the front row and little bit less room in the back row, but enough for smaller adults and teens.
It also comes with nice trunk space, although it is placed a little bit higher than in most of other sedans. When it comes to luxury Malibu comes with some chrome accents and leather upholstery that is an additional option.
The Engine range & MPG
This vehcile’s hybrid powertrain comes with the mix of two electric motors placed on each front wheel and the 2,0 liter naturally aspired four cylinder engine. This engine is able to produce around 150 horsepower and combined with the two electric motors this hybrid returns around 200 horsepower and the similar amount of torque. This makes it almost the same as the base version gasoline Malibu when it comes to power. Of course it comes with much better fuel economy than the standard Malibu and it is able to run 44 mpg in the city conditions while on the highway it can go for 48 mpg.
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Price
2016 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid is more expensive than the original gasoline version and when it comes to other hybrid models it is somewhere in the middle of the class when it comes to prices. It can be bought for $35,000 without any additional options.