Strong fuel economy; competitive interior design and materials; handsome new look; well priced for the equipment
More hybrid trim levels would be nice; trunk space surprisingly reduced due to hybrid batteries
The Malibu Hybrid is a completely new model for 2016. See the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid models for sale near you
The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid only comes in one trim level, so that's the one we'd get. But we'd make sure to add a few luxury and safety features too, as they're surprisingly affordable -- and highly desirable. Find a Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid for sale
The Malibu Hybrid ($28,600) is offered in only one trim level. It comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, a backup camera, satellite radio, OnStar with a Wi-Fi hot spot, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, a power driver's seat, steering-wheel audio controls, keyless access and starting, a 7-in center touchscreen with Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system and a 6-speaker stereo.
Options include a remote starter, an 8-in touchscreen, a wireless-device charging system, forward-collision alert, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, a blind spot monitoring system, low-speed automatic braking, front and rear park assist, automatic high beams, a power sunroof, a navigation system, heated front seats, a power passenger seat and a 9-speaker Bose sound system.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases|
|Corrosion||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Rust-Through||6 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases|
|Maintenance||2 Years/24,000 Miles 2 visits|
2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid -- The Ford Fusion hybrid is an excellent midsize hybrid sedan that offers handsome styling and a comfortable ride. Fuel economy is strong -- and as a bonus, the Fusion Hybrid is even offered with a plug-in powertrain.
2016 Honda Accord Hybrid -- The Honda Accord Hybrid is a fuel-efficient midsize model that offers excellent driving characteristics, a roomy interior and the best gas mileage in the segment.
2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid -- The Camry Hybrid offers a reliable, familiar package, a roomy interior and excellent gas mileage, though it can't touch the Malibu Hybrid's numbers.
Used Toyota Avalon Hybrid -- The Avalon Hybrid is an impressive, fuel-efficient full-size sedan that offers a larger interior (and a more comfortable ride) than the Malibu Hybrid. Prices are higher, though, so you may have to consider a used model.