Malibu Premier models with the 2.0-liter turbo get a new 9-speed automatic, a Sport package will make an appearance eventually, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are now available on the LS and base LT audio systems, and in all hybrid models.
The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is an all-new vehicle, and owes virtually nothing but its name and its top-end turbocharged 4-cylinder engine to last year's model.
About Chevrolet Malibu
The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan is a formidable competitor against the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, and any other car in its class you'd care to mention. The sleek design gives it, in our opinion, a best-in-class appearance, resembling the larger Chevy Impala in all the right ways. The same is true of the modern and comfortable interior as well. But it's more than just esthetics. The 2017 Malibu's comfortable interior boasts a big back seat, plus high-tech features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear cross-traffic alert and automatic-parking assist. The three engine choices include a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and a hybrid with a Volt-derived powertrain, and prices are right in line with its rivals in this highly competitive class.