The completely redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu ranks among the best of a very competitive segment: midsize sedans. With its new design and structure, the Chevrolet Malibu has a stronger shape and larger dimensions. Against its competitors, Malibu's refined driving experience, comfort and ease-of-use create a fantastic driving experience.
The 2016 Chevy Malibu comes standard with air conditioning, steering wheel audio controls, cruise control, keyless starts, rearview cameras, automatic headlights and Bluetooth streaming audio. Its highest trim level, the Premier, comes with a feature package that includes: an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, remote startup, USB ports, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control and, surprisingly, wireless charging.
On the road, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu feels confident and nimble. The suspension is nicely balanced and delivers a composed driving experience. The handling is responsive and the ride is smooth and comfortable. Overall, the car performs confidently. What the Malibu lacks in quick acceleration, it makes up for in fuel efficiency. The 2016 Chevy Malibu offers four trim levels: the base-level Malibu L, Malibu LS, Malibu LT and Malibu Premiere.
The powertrains are a bit frugal in exchange for efficient fuel economy. Most 2016 Malibu models come with a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine designed to feel smoother and stronger than the 2.5L engine it replaced. It runs quietly and creates a composed driving experience when paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2016 Malibu 2LT and Malibu Premier are equipped with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine.
The 2016 Malibu is handsome and smartly balanced. The interior of the 2016 Chevy Malibu seems significantly more spacious than before, though dimensions haven't changed much in this model year. The front and rear seats are roomy, which adds to the experience. The dashboard is lower than before, with the different elements of the cabin well-organized.