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2017 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn L w/1VL

4dr Sdn L w/1VL

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Price with options: $21,680

MSRP: $21,680

Base Invoice: $21,572

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MPG

City: 27 - Hwy: 36

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2017 Chevrolet Malibu Pros

Following a complete redesign last year, the Chevrolet Malibu has a few changes for 2017. Among them is a new 9-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the 8-speed automatic on Premier trim. The trim levels get a slight reshuffle as well, including the deletion of the 2LT trim and the addition of a new Sport Package.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Model Highlights

At the heart of the 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 pound-feet 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 9-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 2017 Malibu is a 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 speeds up to 55 mph.

The Malibu is available in four trim levels: L, LS, LT and Premier. The base L model is far from a bare-bones sedan, 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 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 and 7-inch touchscreen, 4G LTE connectivity with WiFi capability, Bluetooth audio streaming and a USB port for the stereo.

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

The top-of-the-line Premier is powered by the 2.0L turbocharged engine and adds some extra bling to the exterior, with chrome door handles, LED tail lights, 19-inch aluminum wheels and bright sill plates. The premium feel carries over to the interior with drivers being greeted by leather seating surfaces, a heated, leather wrapped steering wheel, power adjustable, heated and cooled front seats, an eight-inch color touchscreen display controlling a 9-speaker Bose sound system, dual-zone, automatic climate control, a wireless charger for phones and a rear seat USB port.

The Malibu Hybrid is equipped largely like the LT and adds an electronic parking brake and dual-zone automatic climate control.

A new Sport Package adds 18-inch alloys and all-season low-profile tires, with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter inside. The Premier Sun and Wheel Package includes a power sunroof and Universal Home Remote.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Model News

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 allows for plenty of space, and reduced weight over its predecessor aids in improved handling, fuel economy and acceleration. Adding further value is the fact that the Malibu is available with a hybrid drivetrain, pushing mileage well into the 40 mpg range. Prices start at around $22,500.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Value Writeup

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

Brakes
Pwr Brake Type
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- TBD - Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- TBD - Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Cooling System
- TBD - Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
Electrical
- TBD - Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary)
Engine
Turbocharged Gas I4 Engine Type
Direct Injection Fuel System
1.5L/91 Displacement
LFV Engine Order Code
160 @ 5700 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 2500-3000 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
Mileage
36 EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A)
27 EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
Suspension
Four-Link Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Suspension Type - Front
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- TBD - Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
Transmission
4.58 First Gear Ratio (:1)
MNH Trans Order Code
Clutch Size (in)
Front Wheel Drive Drivetrain
.075 Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.23 Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 Reverse Ratio (:1)
Automatic Trans Description Cont.
Trans Description Cont. Again
6 Trans Type
1.00 Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 Second Gear Ratio (:1)
Vehicle
Midsize Cars EPA Classification
4 Number of Passenger Doors
Weight Information
3086 Base Curb Weight (lbs)
MECHANICAL
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
Fueling system, capless
Tool kit, road emergency
EXTERIOR
Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) steel with cover
Tires, P205/65R16 all-season, blackwall
Wheel, spare, 16" (40.6 cm) steel
Tire, compact spare, T125/80R16
Headlamp control, automatic on and off
Headlamps, halogen
Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, manual-folding
ENTERTAINMENT
Audio system, AM/FM stereo
Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
Antenna, Black
INTERIOR
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
SAFETY
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 3 months, including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) 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 vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data.)
Rear seat reminder
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