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2017 Chevrolet Malibu Buyer's Guide

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Starting Price: $22,555 | Build

Above Average: Fashion-model good looks, Cambridge-quality road manners, and a fulfilling brunch of impressive equipment.

Below Average: Fuel economy, rear-seat ingress/egress, and reputation.

Consensus: Like an oyster, the Chevrolet Malibu has never been better than it is right now, and it's got pearls galore.

It’s a New Day in Malibu Again

The Chevy Malibu was completely redesigned last year, with more stylish sheetmetal and a roomier rear seat negating the outgoing model’s two biggest competitive disadvantages. Appealing technologies include built-in internet connectivity, while the powertrain lineup includes a hybrid system rated to deliver up to 49 mpg. Models with the 2.0-liter turbo engine get a 9-speed automatic for 2017. Segment staples Toyota Camry and Honda Accord have yet one more viable competitor.

Driving in Malibu

From our full review of the 2017 Malibu: "The nicely sorted suspension didn't let the big 19-inch wheels and low-profile tires on our test car transmit much in the way of bumps, regardless of the surface we encountered. The payoff for the big wheels was in handling, which isn't going to give the Mazda6 night sweats, but is certainly enough for the challenges the Malibu is likely to face."

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High-Tech Solutions

The Chevy Malibu is the first and still only car in the segment to offer built-in 4G LTE internet connectivity, keeping the car connected and allowing it to serve as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven devices. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available, which make it easier to leverage the capabilities of your smartphone while driving. There’s also a Teen Driver feature that gives warnings when the car goes over preset speeds and mutes the audio system when seat belts aren't being worn.

Hybrid, With Help from Volt

The Malibu's hybrid option uses technology from the Chevy Volt to provide EPA estimated fuel economy of 49 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway. The Malibu Hybrid isn’t a plug-in like the Volt, but it uses the same 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine and 2-motor drive unit, good for 182 total horsepower.

Build and Price

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu has a starting sticker price of over $22,000 and tops out at just under $37,000 for a fully loaded Premier. Build and price your own 2017 Chevrolet Malibu to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

Comparison Test

The Chevy Malibu was one of five midsize sedans we drove 600 roundtrip miles from Southern California to Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of our most recent Midsize Sedan Comparison Test.

More Midsize Sedans

There's a big world of midsize sedans waiting to be explored, and our Midsize Sedan Buyer's Guide is the best place to get started.

Photo Gallery: Chevrolet Malibu Inside and Out

Video: Chevrolet Malibu Review and Road Test

 

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