2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Review: All-Rounder To Give Prius Prime A Run For Its Money?

Oct 04, 2016 06:24 AM EDT | Leian N.

As the brand new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid was taken out for a test drive by a car enthusiast, the review revealed that it has far better upgrades than ever before. The automobile is now longer, lighter, leaner, has updated its interior design, and is jam-packed with high-end technological features.

Last year, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid has featured at the New York Auto Show thanks to General Motors. The four-door sedan was highlighted with Impala-like exterior design and boosted of several technological upgrades along with improved interior design.

Exterior Techie Upgrades

As reported by Durham Region, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid has been installed with a front sedan pedestrian alert, las a Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, a Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert, seven-inch touch-screen with MyLink Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, has a Forward Collision Alert with Distance Indicator, Front and Rear Parking Assist, Automatic Parking Assist, Teen Driver monitoring and control, and Intellibeam automatic high-beam.

Updated Interiors

Additionally, it also has $G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, Bluetooth feature, a keyless start feature, 60/40 splitting rear seats, eight-way power adjustable driver's seat, its steering wheel straddling an audio Bluetooth and cruise control. Theft-deterrent system, dual zone climate control and OnStar, and many more comfort and safety specs.

Engine Specs

According to Community Newspapers, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is also gas-efficient and economic to use. Powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine, it boasts of valve timing, is able to generate 122 horsepower, has a two-motor drive automatic transmission, and earned a five-star rating for a crash test in government testing.

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid may be purchased with a starting price of $27,700 as its MSRP.

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