2016 Chevrolet Malibu  -  $22,500


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,500
Base Invoice: $22,392
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn L w/1VL
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 31 | City: 27 | Hwy: 37
Body Style: L
Transmission: Transmission, 6-speed automatic
Engine: Engine, 1.5L turbo DOHC 4-cylinder DI with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) (160 hp [119.3 kW] @ 5700 rpm, 184 lb-ft torque [248.4 N-m] @ 2500-3000 rpm)

Pros

Comfortable, spacious interior; improved fuel economy; competitive pricing; available hybrid drivetrain


Model Highlights

At the heart of the new Chevrolet Malibu are a pair of efficient, turbocharged engines. The base engine is a 1.5L Turbocharged 4-cylinder unit that produces 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, power is routed through a 6-speed automatic to the front wheels. The optional drivetrain for the Malibu is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder making a healthy 250 horsepower connected to a brand new 8-speed automatic, again powering the front wheels. Acceleration with either engine feels plenty fast, thanks in large part to the weight loss the model went through with its redesign.

An intriguing option on the 2016 Malibu is the new hybrid drivetrain, which boasts mileage numbers of 45 mpg highway and 48 mpg in the city. The hybrid drivetrain combines a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine with two electric motors, for a total of 182 horsepower and the ability to drive on electricity alone at up to 55 mph.

The Malibu is available in five trim levels, L, LS, 1LT, 2LT and Premier. The Base L model is far from a stripped out bare bones vehicle, featuring most of the amenities one would expect from a mid-sized car. Standard features across the entire Malibu line include remote keyless entry, power, programmable door locks, a 6-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity for phones, steering wheel mounted audio controls and cruise controls, OnStar navigation with a 6-month subscription, an anti-theft system, keyless start and a hill start assist system.

LS models add 16-inch aluminum wheels, a rearview camera, Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth audio streaming and a USB port for the stereo.

The 1LT equipment package improves on the LS by adding a bevy of standard features. Included on the 1LT are LED daytime running lights, heated power adjustable outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, 17-inch aluminum wheels, SiriusXM Satellite radio, 4G LTE with mobile Wi-Fi hotspot technology, improved interior lighting, an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat and express up/down control for the driver's window.

The 2LT is equipped similarly to the 1LT but also includes the more powerful 2.0L engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. Dual exhaust tips and 18-inch wheels help distinguish the 2LT from lesser models.

The top of the line Premier trim adds some extra bling to the outside of the car with chrome door handles, LED tail lights, 19-inch aluminum wheels and bright sill plates. The premium feel carries over to the interior with driver's being greeted by leather seating surfaces, a heated, leather wrapped steering wheel, power adjustable, heated and cooled front seats, an 8-inch color touch screen display controlling a 9-speaker Bose sound system, dual-zone, automatic climate control, a wireless charger for phones and a rear seat USB port.


Model News

The Chevrolet Malibu has gotten a complete redesign for 2016. A sharper looking, new exterior surrounds a car that is both larger and lighter than last year's model, with an improved, roomier interior. Engine options have also been updated with a brand new turbocharged powerplant coming as standard equipment for 2016.


Value Writeup

The Chevrolet Malibu is a full-sized sedan that competes with both mid-sized cars such as the Toyota Camry, as well as several entry level luxury cars. The Malibu has always featured a comfortable interior with plenty of room for an American sized buying public and this year is no different. The Malibu's wheelbase has grown by nearly four inches in 2016, and it has simultaneously lost nearly 300 pounds, improving handling, fuel economy and acceleration in the process. Adding further value, is the fact that the Malibu's available with a hybrid drivetrain, pushing mileage well into the 40 mpg range. Prices start at around $22,500.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7

EPA Classification
Midsize Cars

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
37 MPG

Cruising Range - City
351.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
27 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
31 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
481.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LFV

Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4

Displacement
1.5L/91

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5700

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500-3000

Trans Order Code
MNH

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
.075

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
102.9 ft³

Front Head Room
39.1 in

Front Leg Room
42.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.5 in

Front Hip Room
54.1 in

Second Head Room
37.5 in

Second Leg Room
38.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Second Hip Room
53.4 in

Wheelbase
111.4 in

Length, Overall
193.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.0 in

Height, Overall
57.6 in

Track Width, Front
62.6 in

Track Width, Rear
62.5 in

Trunk Volume
15.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3086 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Four-Link

Front Tire Order Code
R83

Rear Tire Order Code
R83

Spare Tire Order Code
ZAM

Front Tire Size
P205/65R16

Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16

Spare Tire Size
T125/80R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
16" in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Miles/km
36,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

Roadside Assistance Note
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles

Maintenance Years
2

Maintenance Miles/km
24,000

Maintenance Note
2 visits

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V272000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 05, 2016

Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected
66

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured March 7, 2016, through March 12, 2016. The memory chip in the electronic brake control module (EBCM) may fail and cause the loss of electronically controlled brake systems including anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC). As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."

Consequence
If the EBCM fails the primary braking system will still function, however, the loss of ABS and ESC increase the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a replacement EBCM, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 10, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020). GM's number for this recall is 39440.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V781000

Mfg's Report Date
October 26, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
18

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured November 18, 2015, to June 7, 2016. The fabric of the side-impact air bag cushion may tear during deployment.

Consequence
If the air bag tears during deployment, the air bag may not perform as designed, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the air bag module, free of charge. The recall began October 27, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 16079.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V084000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 11, 2016

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
139

Summary
Genera Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu, Silverado and GMC Sierra vehicles. The radio may intermittently fail to provide an audio warning when the key has been left in the ignition and the door is opened or when the driver does not fasten their seat belt. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection", and/or 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Consequence
An unbelted driver is at a greater risk of injury in a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. The recall began on March 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 15808.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V125000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 02, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,579

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Chevrolet Colorado vehicles manufactured January 19, 2016, to February 2, 2016, Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured January 9, 2016, to January 26, 2016, and 2016 GMC Canyon vehicles manufactured January 21, 2016, to February 4, 2016. The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash.

Consequence
An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began on April 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 28030.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V151000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 11, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
3,137

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016 Malibu vehicles manufactured February 16, 2016, to March 5, 2016. The two weld studs that mount the front and rear side impact air bags may fracture and separate from the air bag during deployment. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 214, "Side Impact Protection."

Consequence
Fractured weld studs may allow the side air bag to move out of position during deployment, increasing the risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side air bag modules, free of charge. The recall began on April 14, 2016. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 31820.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V502000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 05, 2016

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
7,620

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick Verano and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in PARK. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

Consequence
If the key is removed without the transmission in PARK, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buiick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Incentive Note
One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive Min
0.0

Expiration Date
05/31/2017

Resource Name
GM

Resource Date
05/02/2017

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Although not included in the star rating, the rear passenger's thoracic rib deflection was elevated.

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
10.2%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Engine, 1.5L turbo DOHC 4-cylinder DI with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) (160 hp [119.3 kW] @ 5700 rpm, 184 lb-ft torque [248.4 N-m] @ 2500-3000 rpm)

Transmission, 6-speed automatic

Engine control, stop-start system

Axle, 3.23 final drive ratio

Front wheel drive

Suspension, front MacPherson strut

Suspension, rear 4-link, independent

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

Brake rotors, Duralife

Brake lining, high-performance, noise and dust performance

Brake, parking, manual

Tool kit, road emergency

Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) steel with cover

Tires, P205/65R16 all-season, blackwall

Tire, compact spare, T125/80R16

Wheel, spare, 16" (40.6 cm) steel

Headlamp control, automatic on and off

Headlamps, halogen

Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, manual-folding

Audio system, AM/FM stereo

Audio system feature, 6-speaker system

Antenna, Black

Seats, front bucket

Seat adjuster, driver 6-way manual

Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way manual

Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding

Armrest, rear center with cupholders

Map pockets, driver and front passenger seatbacks

Floor mats, carpeted front

Floor mats, carpeted rear

Steering wheel, 3-spoke

Steering column, tilt and telescopic

Steering wheel controls, mounted controls for audio, phone and cruise

Warning indicator, front passenger safety belt

Driver Information Center, monochromatic display

Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm

Remote panic alarm

Door locks, power programmable

Windows, power with Express-Down on all

Passive Entry System includes Remote Keyless Entry, extended range

Keyless start

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Air conditioning, single-zone manual

Air filter, cabin

Defogger, rear-window, electric

Power outlet, auxiliary, 12-volt

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night

Assist handle, front passenger

Lighting, interior overhead courtesy lamp, dual reading lamps and illuminated truck area

StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist includes Traction Control

Hill Start Assist

Daytime Running Lamps

Air bags, 10 total, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats

Door locks, rear child security

Trunk latch, safety, manual release

Tire Pressure Monitor System

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
ENGINE, 1.5L TURBO DOHC 4-CYLINDER DI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC
$0

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
SILVER ICE METALLIC
$0

 
SUMMIT WHITE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET
$0

 
DARK ATMOSPHERE/MEDIUM ASH GRAY, PREMIUM CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$15

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
PENNSYLVANIA COST SURCHARGE
$0


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