2017 Chevrolet Malibu

2017 Chevrolet Malibu
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$21,998
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$19,998
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$21,950
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97,086 Miles | Baltimore, MD
$12,722
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$18,900
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70,661 Miles | Owings Mills, MD
$13,520
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$23,500
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$17,996
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$15,753
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26,792 Miles | Louisville, KY
$17,775
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2017 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2017 Chevrolet Malibu - Best midsize car for the money

Eric
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
The first thing I noticed and loved were the running lights. I love how sleek the body style is. The ride is extremely smooth even with the turbo engine. The white exterior with black interior is gorgeous.
Story
It has handled the turns great on windy back roads. The wheel radius makes it feel like a sports car!
Pros
The price was on point as well as the features. The infotainment system is great and allows for Apple Play and Android Auto. I love the digital display in the dash that gives you the tire pressure, speed, fuel economy, and other controls. The trunk is much bigger than expected. The interior light system turns on as soon as you turn off the car, which is great. The push start was a big selling point for me because I love upgrades. Not having to lug a key and search for it when getting in is nice. I just carry the FOB in my purse or pocket and never have to take it out! Backup cam is standar... (more)
Cons
The only negative thing I can say is that it should automatically come with the upgraded infotainment system.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu - Affordable and fun

Cassie
Country Club, Florida
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
The design is simple yet elegant it reminds you of a luxury sports sedan from Acura or Jaguar but in reality under the hood it is driven by a regular Chevy four cylinder. This car may look like it wont keep up but it will definitely blow away all expectations. I know Japan runs the market, but this American beauty is definitely an example of an amazing car.
Story
The day I first purchased it and was cruising home on the highway at a steady 80 mph smoothly.
Pros
The fuel efficiency is the pinnacle of what a modern day American four cylinder should be. The interior and exterior are both very nice and have almost a luxurious feel for such an affordable car. The engine definitely responds when you need it to like when you're on the highway and such. The quality of the interior and the way its designed make the car very spacious and comfortable for passengers during long drives.
Cons
The biggest regret I have with this vehicle is the fact that it is such a modern 2017 model doesn't have an actual rear view back-up camera. How can something so new not feature such a basic function, which is basically the norm on all new cars. This is main gripe with the car the lack on entertainment and non existing rear camera.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Quick Look

Pros:

  • Superior safety in a sleek sedan design.
  • Power and acceleration are abundant.
  • Very economical fuel economy.
  • Easy to use infotainment system.

Cons:

  • Six-speed transmission is challenged at times.
  • Some interior materials are a little lacking in quality.
  • Cargo space in the trunk is small.

Would we buy one? Definitely!

Vehicle Type: Four-door, midsize sedan with seating for five people

Price Range: 4 trims starting at an MSRP of $21,680 going to $24,100, $26,000, and $31,850 MSRP pricing for the upper-tier trim level.

The standalone hybrid starts at $28,750.

There is an additional destination fee of $875.

Powertrain: A base 1.5L turbo four-cylinder engine putting out 160 horsepower and 184 pound-foot of torque is standard with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Premier trim exclusively gets a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine making 250 horsepower and 258 pound-foot of torque coupled with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

A hybrid is available as a standalone option.

All trim levels come stock with a front-wheel drivetrain.

Competitors: Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, Subaru Legacy.


Overall Score: 8.7/10

Safety Features: 9/10

The 2017 Chevy Malibu gets high marks in new car safety testing and offers many standard and advanced safety features depending on trim level and options added.

The base model has standards like ABS, a series of airbags, and stability control that acts as a failsafe adjustment when vehicles exceed safe handling limits.

LT and Premier trim levels have more robust advanced safety features available including: pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, rear-cross-traffic-alert, and blind-spot monitoring that has a lane-change alert function. Parking sensors for both the front and rear are available too.

A 2016 model year Malibu was tested by the IIHS and given a Superior designation in a front crash prevention test with a "Good" rating on all crash tests. It was also given a "Top Safety Pick+" score by the IIHS. The NHTSA gave the 2017 Malibu a five out of five stars for an overall safety rating.


Value: 8/10

As an economical front-wheel-drive family sedan with great safety features and consistent reliability, the Malibu excels. While the base model is an excellent value and has standard interior and mechanical offerings, some features are notably missing from the L models. The upper-tier models are worthy picks in the lineup for enthusiasts, or even families who want a little more get up and go in their car.

There are four trims available for the 2017 Malibu that include the L, LS, LT, and Premier.

A base L model is economically priced starting at $21,680. The LS starts at a $24,100 price point. Next, the Chevrolet Malibu LT starts at an even $26,000 MSRP. The starting price for the luxury Premier trim is $31,850.

The hybrid gasoline/electric model is also part of the lineup as a standalone vehicle with pricing that starts at $28,750.

I would spend a little more and go with the more loaded Premier that is reasonably priced for a top-tier model in this segment. It has a bit more power and pep with its 2.0-liter 4-cylinder powertrain configuration, plus stylish refinement where it counts.


Tech Features: 7/10

Malibu models have a basic infotainment system and tech features for all trims including a six-speaker radio, cruise control, climate control, rearview camera, and a passive entry system with a keyless start.

The Chevrolet Malibu LS adds a midsize 7.0 inch color touchscreen to its infotainment system with MyLink radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity. The LT gets a power driver's seat, LED headlights, and satellite radio added.

For the Chevrolet Malibu Premier, the tech gets upgraded with a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen with a navigation system, wi-fi, a rear-seat USB charger, and temperature controlled front seating. The enhanced Bose nine-speaker audio system is a welcome addition in the Premier.


Practicality: 7/10

The Malibu is adequate in internal consoles and storage options for devices, drinks, etc., but the 15.6 cubic feet of trunk space is underwhelming. Given it is a midsize sedan though, this is not a deal breaker.

The interior front seats and rear seats are comfortable material, albeit not the highest quality until the top-tier Premier which gets a leather treatment with bucket-seats that are very luxurious.


Styling & Design: 8/10

The Chevy Malibu has evolved into an athletic contender in the midsize sedan segment that has refined its look inside and out over the years. It still retains a modest feeling, but a bit of flair and elegance has definitely been a part of its evolution.

A bigger 19-inch alloy wheel upgrade option for more exterior styling is offered for 2017 models. The LT and Premier get leather upholstery and a leather steering wheel. Stylish bucket-seats with an eight-way power adjustable driver's seat accommodate drivers of the Premier model.

Back seat headroom and legroom are not compromised and large adults can sit comfortably without bumping their heads.

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Driving Experience: 8/10

The 2017 Malibu driving experience is a mixed bag and this stems from the powertrain options and some lack of attention with the lower-tier trim that other midsize sedans in the segment deal with better. With a 1.5L turbo four-cylinder engine, the base L models are agile enough and can handle cornering fine. The 2.0L engine with more aggressive 250 horsepower and buttery smooth shifting nine-speed-automatic, is definitely a sportier option that doesn't go unnoticed. Even with that much power, the Malibu Premier, nor many other mid-size sedans, can rival the Ford Fusion's unique 2.7L turbocharged V6 that muscles out an impressive 325 horsepower.

The Malibu hybrid option has effective and seamless braking thanks to the regenerative brakes. The Chevrolet Malibu stands out from the pack in braking as most other rivals in the hybrid segment have mediocre braking capabilities.


Fuel Efficiency: 9/10

The Chevy Malibu is very fuel efficient and drivers will enjoy the gas mileage from 1.5-liter engine that is EPA-rated at 27/36/30 mpg city/hwy/combined. Or for ultra economy, The Malibu hybrid gets 49 mpg for the city and 43 mpg highway miles.

With the 2.0-liter turbo, expect a dip in gas mileage. EPA estimates drop to 22/33/26 mpg city/hwy/combined.

The base and hybrid models offer excellent fuel economy, while the Premier pays a small price in fuel-efficiency for an increase in performance and power.

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