The Chevrolet Malibu had its ups and downs in the auto industry since it made its debut 20 years ago. Despite the small amount of update in the latest generation of the Chevrolet Malibu, it was able to gain traction in terms of sales and is now quickly becoming the top selling sedan in General Motors' lineup.
The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Price
The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu starts with an affordable price for a reliable sedan. As reported, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu base trim L has a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $22,555. There are four more trims available from the second trim LS, LT, Hybrid and Premier with prices $24,100, $26,000, $28,750 and $31,850 respectively.
2017 Chevrolet Malibu Performance
The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu has three powertrains options with a 1.5-liter Ecotec, a hybrid and a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The former boasts 163 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The hybrid engine is capable of 182 horsepower while the turbocharged 2.0-liter delivers 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. In addition, the fuel efficiency rate has also been improved. Reports stated that the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu has an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rating of 22-49/33-43/26-46 miles per gallon in the city, on the highway and combined respectively
2017 Chevrolet Malibu Features
The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu has a seven-inch screen for its infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto starting from the LS trim and up. The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu also has its fair share of safety features such as forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, rear-cross-traffic alert, rear parking assist and emergency braking.
Gaining More Sales
Given how the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu offers a practical sedan at a reasonable price, its gains in terms of sales is well deserved. "It's a serious competitor, there's no question. They really not just up there with the best, they're actually the leaders when it comes to quiet and ride. Toyota and Honda could learn something from them," said Jake Fisher, director of auto testing for Consumer Reports.