The Chevy Malibu is back, and it packs a whopping punch despite being lighter. Chevrolet has made some changes, starting with its engine. It’s all for the good, though, as the manufacturers only made the car more accessible and even more efficient.
To put things into context, this particular model is a revamp of the 2013 version which initially had turbocharged engines that were found mostly wanting. To go down to 1.5-liter from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine seems like such a compromise, but in actuality, it makes for a much leaner build. The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu may have gone smaller, but this has made it better. With the lighter engine, too, it becomes easier to handle on the road.
Horsepower is at 163, delivering a much smoother driving experience. It helps that it features a torque of 184-lb and 23 mpg efficiency rating, making it ideal for city driving.
Sleek is Beautiful
The 2016 version of this “four-door coupe” is looking very refined with its sleek roofline and sharp body creases. It appears to be longer and lower, too. These are facets which can only contribute to the ergonomic design inside.
Speaking of which, the interior boasts of an additional 1.3 inches of legroom for the back passengers. This in turn gives some ample space to sit comfortably, maybe even stretch out a little, during long car rides.
Comfort is combined with safety, of course, thanks to features like blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning (with automatic braking), pedestrian detection, automatic parking, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, and more. It’s also been packed with up to 10 standard airbags.
It’s best to consult with your trusted Chevy dealer in El Paso to learn more about this latest Chevy. With a refreshing perspective on sedan driving, this just might be its best form yet.