2016 Chevy Malibu - Miami, FL

 

Potential car buyers often seek affordability when shopping for new vehicles, but they also desire a stylish interior, eye-catching exterior design, and a dependable engine. It can be tough to find a car that includes all of these attributes within a budget.

Luckily, you won't have to look much further than the 2016 Chevy Malibu. The mid-size car offers a variety of exterior and interior features that help complement the vehicle's overall style and attractiveness. Meanwhile, the three engine options provide excellent power and efficiency, and the various safety features were created to prevent accidents.

You're not going to find a similar combination of capabilities elsewhere, and certainly not for such a reasonable price.

2016 Chevy Malibu

47 MPG

Est. City

11

Avail. Safety Features

8-inch

Color Touchscreen

2016 Chevy Malibu Engine Options
2016 Chevy Malibu Engine Options

Engine Options

The Chevy Malibu offers three impressive engine options, and customers can determine whether they most value hybrid technology, standard gas efficiency, or power. Regardless of the decision, customers will certainly appreciate the mid-size car's impressive performance.

The hybrid engine is one of the most popular options, as the innovative technology results in an incredible city fuel efficiency. Meanwhile, the 1.5-liter ECOTEC version provides efficiency from a gas engine, while the 2.0-liter ECOTEC delivers power specs that stand up to any other car in the class.

Each of the three engines is perfectly capable. Luckily, there's no wrong decision regardless of which you choose.

1.8-liter Hybrid

Efficiency is expected from a hybrid engine, and the Malibu's 1.8-liter unit certainly doesn't disappoint. The two-mode hybrid engine can deliver a 47 mile per gallon efficiency in the city, a number that's practically unmatched in the entire industry. Plus, thanks to technologies like the Driver Efficiency Gauge, drivers can receive input on their driving habits, and they can use that information to help further improve their economy.

The unit offers some surprisingly adequate power despite being a hybrid engine. Drivers can expect the unit to deliver 124 horsepower and 129 pounds-feet of torque. The specs may not be anything to write home about, but customers have come to expect significantly lower numbers from similar units.

1.5-liter ECOTEC

The 1.5-liter ECOTEC engine essentially provides similar capabilities to the hybrid options. The engine delivers some excellent fuel economy, but customers can still stick to their standard gas routes. Thanks to the fuel-saving technology (which includes Variable Valve Timing, Direct Injection, and Stop/Start Technology), drivers can expect the system to deliver a 37 mile per gallon highway fuel efficiency.

The engine also delivers some upgraded power specs from the hybrid version. The unit can pump out 163 horsepower and 184 pounds-feet of torque, which are rather impressive specs considering the fuel-saving abilities.

2.0-liter ECOTEC

he 2.0-liter turbocharged ECOTEC engine is the logical option for those seeking optimal power. Coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission, drivers can expect their car to deliver 250 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque. These specs easily rival the numbers put out by rival mid-size cars.

The vehicle also includes Variable Valve Timing, which supports efficiency overall. While drivers shouldn't expect fuel economy that's anywhere close to the other two engine options, the specs should still be very serviceable.

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2016 Chevy Malibu Style
2016 Chevy Malibu Style

Style

Despite being incredibly affordable, the Malibu offers style that's often reserved for more expensive vehicles. Of course, the engineers made sure that these styling decisions weren't solely motivated by looks. Instead, they wanted these decisions to impact the Malibu's performance and comfort.

The exterior design is certainly familiar and eye-catching, but the sharp lines (especially on the hood) improve the overall aerodynamics. Meanwhile, the refined interior is actually highlighted by a high-tech infotainment system, and that accompanying software will improve the overall driving experience.

Aerodynamic Exterior Design

The Malibu's exterior design serves a purpose that goes beyond style. Sure, the Chevy Malibu is one of the most attractive vehicles in the segment, but engineers weren't necessarily influenced by aesthetics. Instead, the various exterior styling cues were motivated by how they'd affect the car's performance.

The hood has been sculpted for maximum aerodynamics, while the dual exhaust outlets serve a similar purpose. Meanwhile, although eye-catching, the LED daytime running lamps and rear LED taillamps serve a greater purpose by helping improve the driver's visibility.

Interior Technology

The interior is certainly stylish and luxurious, but it's truly highlighted by the variety of technological amenities. All of these features combine to present an optimal and stress-free driving experience. The cabin includes the advanced Chevy MyLink display, where the driver can enjoy a number of programs, including satellite radio and navigation.

The Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility allows for safe, hands-free calling, and drivers can manipulate the infotainment center with the steering wheel-mounted controls. This means drivers can appreciate all of the Malibu's amenities without compromising safety. Engineers even included a wireless charging dock, meaning you can consistently stay on the grid.

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2016 Chevy Malibu Safety
2016 Chevy Malibu Safety

Safety

The Chevy Malibu may be stuffed full of fun features and competitive capabilities, but drivers should still prioritize safety over all else. Luckily, the Chevy Malibu offers a variety of preventative and protective safety features, decreasing the chance of an accident while keeping the occupants safe in the event of one.

Technology like the Front Automatic Braking will help prevent an accidental collision, as the system will automatically manipulate the brakes if necessary. Meanwhile, the airbags will keep everyone safe in the event of an emergency.

Preventative Features

A number of technological safety features will play a significant role in keeping your new Malibu out of harm's way. The Front Automatic Braking (as well as the accompanying Front Pedestrian Braking and Low Speed Front Automatic Braking) will anticipate a frontal collision and manipulate the brakes to keep all the occupants protected. Meanwhile, the Adaptive Cruise Control will allow the driver to take a much-needed break without compromising everyone's safety.

The Front Parking Assist will help guide a driver into a tight spot, assuring that their new Malibu won't accidently hit another vehicle. The Lane Keep Assist may be the most appreciated feature of the bunch, as the technology assures that the driver will remain in their intended lane.

Protective Features

Accidents aren't completely avoidable, regardless of the various safety features. The Malibu offers a number of amenities that will keep all of the car's occupants protected and secure. For example, the car includes an elaborate air bag system that's accompanied by a sensor, meaning the intensity of the deployment will be based on the collision.

The OnStar Advisor is tremendously helpful, as the technology immediately connects the driver with assistance. The Advisor can immediately dispatch emergency personnel, assuring that you won't be stranded on the side of the road.

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Your Malibu Waits For You At Miami Lakes Chevy

Establishing that you're going to pursue the 2016 Chevy Malibu is the first step of the car-buying process. Next, you'll have to actually visit a dealership. If you have any anxiety about the entire ordeal, you won't have to fret when visiting Miami Lakes Automall. The helpful and attentive sales staff will guide you through the process, and they won't rush or pressure you into a deal. Plus, the business offers upfront pricing, meaning you'll never be fooled by any hidden fees.

Best of all, the dealership also includes a reliable finance team and service department. When it comes down to it, you won't need to visit any other dealerships as long as you're riding in a 2016 Chevy Malibu from Miami Lakes Chevrolet.