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The midsize Chevrolet Malibu sedan is a constantly evolving classic, blending contemporary styling, civilized road manners, quality construction and a comfortable interior.

The Malibu is offered in four trim levels - L, LS, LT and Premier. Power is supplied by either a 160-hp 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Ecotec engine with auto stop/start technology, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, or a 250-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, paired with a new nine-speed automatic. Trim-dependent standard equipment includes: 19-inch aluminum wheels, LED daytime running lights, heated/ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control and satellite radio. Every Malibu (except L) stays connected with a Chevrolet MyLink radio, featuring a 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth streaming audio, 4G and Wi-Fi hotspot capability, and smartphone integration; wireless device charging is also available. Standard safety features include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability/traction control systems and OnStar, as well as ten airbags; other available technologies include a rearview camera, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Side Blind Zone Alert and Teen Driver mode.

Following a complete redesign last year, the Chevrolet Malibu carries over with minimal changes for 2017. A new nine-speed automatic transmission replaces the previous eight-speed.

Introduction

Chevrolet Malibu was completely redesigned for the 2016 model year.No longer a humdrum midsize sedan, the Malibu gained a new body structure, lost 300 pounds, and reached a new plateau in road manners, far removed from its predecessor.It's an excellent example of the forward strides the Detroit Three automakers have made lately.

A 9-speed automatic transmission has been added to the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Premier trim.

The new 9-speed works with the strongest Malibu engine: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that develops 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.That Premier 2.0-liter makes a worthy substitute for a V6.

Most models hold a 1.5-liter turbo four, rated at 163 horsepower and 184 pound-feet, working with a 6-speed automatic.2017 Malibu LT and LS radios gain Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, along with a Teen Driver feature.A new Sport package is available.

For peak fuel-efficiency, Chevrolet continues to offer a Malibu Hybrid.A 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, rated at 182 horsepower, teams with dual electric motors and a battery pack.

While the 2016 reworking lengthened the Malibu by several inches, it's still near the smaller end of its vehicle category.Base L trim level targets fleet buyers.In the showroom, customers can choose a Malibu LS, LT, Premier, or Hybrid.

Malibu has earned a five-star overall crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with four stars for rollover (a calculated figure).The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it a Top Safety Pick award.Except for the base L model, a rearview camera is standard.All Malibus have 10 airbags.

Quite a few active-safety features are available, but mainly for LT and Premier editions.A Front Pedestrian Alert can identify pedestrians ahead, and brake automatically.Adaptive cruise control works with front automatic braking.Also offered are blind-spot monitoring with lane-change alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and active lane keep with lane-departure warning.Unlike some safety systems, those on the Malibu function subtly, yet firmly.Front and rear parking sensors are available, as is automatic parking assist.

Malibus with the 1.5-liter engine are EPA-rated at 27/36 mpg City/Highway, or 30 mpg Combined.With the 2.0-liter turbo, estimates dip substantially to 22/33 mpg City/Highway, or 26 mpg.At the other extreme, the Hybrid is EPA-rated at 49/43 mpg City/Highway, or 46 mpg Combined.

Lineup

Malibu L ($21,680), which aims at fleet buyers, contains the 1.5-liter engine and such basic features as a six-speaker radio, cruise control, power windows/locks, and 16-inch steel wheels.(All prices are MSRP and do not include $875 destination charge.)

Malibu LS ($23,225) adds a rearview camera, MyLink radio with 7.0-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, OnStar with wi-fi capability, 16-inch alloy wheels, and an acoustic windshield.A Teen Driver feature can track misbehavior of young drivers.Malibu LT ($25,125) comes with 17-inch wheels, LED headlights and daytime running lights, satellite radio, heated power mirrors, and power driver's seat.

Malibu Premier ($30,975) steps up to the 2.0-liter engine, as well as an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Bose nine-speaker premium audio, rear-seat USB charging, power heated/ventilated front seats, leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, LED taillights, and 18-inch wheels.

Malibu Hybrid ($27,875) features the gasoline/electric powertrain and is similar to LT trim level, with dual-zone automatic air conditioning and hybrid-specific instrument cluster.

Walkaround

For its 2016 redesign, the Malibu got longer and lighter, helped by additional high-strength steel.Starting with a lower, stretched nose, the current version also grew more handsome than its mundane predecessors.Design cues are similar to those used for the larger Impala, with more satisfying proportions.

Doors are wider than they used to be, windshield pillars are slimmer, and the back window is rather narrow.Taillights also are narrow, while the front end flaunts a bolder look.Viewed from the side, in particular, the Malibu exhibits a nicely balanced appearance.

Interior

Despite a relatively short wheelbase, Malibu is one of the most spacious midsize sedans, enhanced by a thoughtful layout and clever packaging.Back-seat legroom reaches 38.1 inches, close to Impala space.

Displaying understated charm, the cabin features a conventionally-styled, relatively low dashboard, expanded toward the corners.The center stack contains a 7.0-inch touchscreen (8.0-inch in Premier).Many owners are likely to welcome the use of control buttons.The driver sits a little lower than in some midsize sedans.

Sound-deadening techniques and active noise cancellation help subdue vibrations, whether from the road or powertrain.Base-level cloth upholstery fails to impress, but upper trim levels are pleasing.

Sensible details include knee-height console padding and substantial seat bolstering.Sufficiently long front-seat bottoms promise good support even for all-day driving.

Back-seat passengers also enjoy good leg support, on a flat floor.Less curvy than some rivals, the Malibu roofline doesn't cut into headroom.Trunks have 15.8 cubic feet of space (11.6 cubic feet in the Hybrid).

Soft-touch surfaces are plentiful, but interior materials suggest some cost-cutting.

Driving Impression

Even in base trim, a Malibu feels light and nimble.Handling capably, it's a pleasure to drive compared to most midsize sedans.

With 163 horsepower, the 1.5-liter base engine is fine for daily commutes as well as longer-distance treks.Only on mountain grades, is that powertrain likely to feel overtaxed.Even when pushed hard, the 1.5-liter engine is comparatively quiet.The 6-speed automatic doesn't over-rev the engine before upshifting on the highway, which keeps noise down.

Considerably more powerful as well as refined, the 2.0-liter turbo under Premier hoods suppresses any need for a V6 engine.Even at lower engine speeds, this engine promises eager acceleration.Chevrolet omits the selectable modes for the powertrain and steering boost that have become popular, but the fixed calibrations deliver fine performance without fuss.

Among the lightest sedans in the midsize group, Malibu feels firm but well-composed, with its comfortably-tuned suspension.Though it leans toward comfort over sharpness, any Malibu feels impressively agile – almost like a compact model.

Although the Malibu Hybrid borrows some technology from Chevrolet's Volt, and can travel short distances on battery power, it's intended to be driven in a conventional manner.Acceleration to 60 mph is achieved in 7.8 seconds – sufficient to satisfy nearly all midsize sedan owners.Steering feels no less vivid than that of a regular Malibu, though its engine will be heard more often.

Non-hybrid models emit minimal engine drone.Most wind and road noises are suppressed, though rough surfaces might transmit some vibration.

Summary

Today's Malibu delivers composed handling, a quiet ride, efficient powertrains, interior comfort, all in a spacious, quiet, solid midsize four-door.Entry models are short on popular features, but upper-level Malibu models score well on the value scale.

Driving impressions by Aaron Cole, The Car Connection.James M.Flammang contributed to this report.

ABS Brakes
ABS4-wheel
Air Conditioning
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Front air conditioningManual
Airbags
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st and 2nd row
Knee airbagsDriver and passenger
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeIntegrated roof
Audio security systemYes
Digital Audio InputYes
MP3 playerYes
RadioAM/FM stereo
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Total Number of Speakers6
Brakes
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Child Safety
Child safety locksManual
Colors
Fabric TypePremium cloth
Fabric Type 2Cloth
Fabric Type 3Premium cloth
Fabric Type 4Carpet
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Center console trimColoured
Dash trimCloth
Door trimColoured
Floor matsCarpet front and rear
Reading lightsFront
Shift knob trimUrethane
Steering wheel trimUrethane
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet1
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Center ConsoleFull with covered storage
Cruise controlCruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver and passenger
Multi-function remoteTrunk/hatch/door/tailgate
Overhead consoleMini
Power steeringElectric power steering
Remote trunk releasePower
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Seatback storage2
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Dimensions
Aerodynamic Drag (CD).29 cD
Front Head Room993 mm
Front Hip Room1,374 mm
Front Leg Room1,067 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,486 mm
Front track1,590 mm
Overall height1,463 mm
Overall Length4,923 mm
Overall Width1,854 mm
Rear Head Room953 mm
Rear Hip Room1,356 mm
Rear Leg Room968 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,450 mm
Rear track1,588 mm
Wheelbase2,830 mm
Doors
left rear passenger door typeConventional
Rear door typeTrunk
right rear passenger door typeConventional
Driver Seat
Height AdjustableManual
Manual Adjustments6
Drivetrain
Axle ratio3.23
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine
Block HeaterRegular duty
Compression Ratio10.00 : 1
Compressor TypeTurbo
Cylinders4
Displacement91 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationInline
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Horse Power160 hp
Keyless IgnitionDoors and push button start
Max RPM5,700 RPM
Max Torque RPM2,500 RPM
Size1.5 L
Torque250 Nm
Total Valves16
TypeRegular unleaded
Valve GearDOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsLEV II
Exterior Features
GrilleBlack w/chrome surround
Fuel Consumption
City8.8 L/100 km
Combined7.8L/100 km
Highway6.5 L/100 km
Header
CompressorTurbo
Compressor Type - VATurbo
Doors4
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine Size1.5 L
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Number of CylindersI-4
Trans Speeds - VA6
Trans Type - VAAutomatic
TransmissionAutomatic
Headrests
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual adjustable
Adjustable rear headrestsManual adjustable
Number of rear headrests2
Instrumentation
ClockIn-radio display
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
TachometerTachometer
Trip computerTrip computer
Lights
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Headlights auto delayAuto delay off
Headlights dusk sensorDusk sensing
Locks
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote
Passenger Seat
Height adjustableManual
Manual Adjustments6
Rear Seats
Center armrestYes
FoldingFold forward seatback
TypeBench
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Seats
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity5
Total Seating Capacity5
UpholsteryPremium cloth
Security
Anti-theft alarm systemYes
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Spare Tire
Mount LocationInside under cargo
SizeCompact
Spare Wheel
Rim typeSteel
Stability and Traction
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlABS and driveline
Suspension
ClassRegular
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeStrut
IndependentFour-wheel
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Stabilizer BarRegular
Rear Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Rear Suspension TypeMulti-link
stabilizer barFront and rear
Telematics
Satellite communicationsIntegrated
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth
Tires
Diameter16.0"
PrefixP
Profile65
Speed RatingS
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemTire specific
TypeAS
Width205 mm
Transmission
Automatic typeAutomatic
Manual / automaticAutomatic
Number of speeds6
Transmission Hill HolderTransmission hill holder
Truck Features
BumpersBody-coloured
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Video System
Video Monitor LocationFront
Warranty
basic distance60,000 km
basic months36 months
drivetrain distance160,000 km
drivetrain months60 months
roadside distance160,000 km
roadside months60 months
rust distance160,000 km
rust months72 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place447 L
Curb weight1,400 kg
EPA interior volume2,914 L
Fuel Capacity49 L
Max cargo capacity447 L
Towing Capacity454 kg
Turning radius6 m
Wheels
Diameter16
Rim TypeNone steel
Wheel CoversFull wheel
Width7.5
Windows
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
One-touch windows4
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassLight
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Power door mirrors
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
Air conditioning
Driver door bin
Emergency communication system
Front beverage holders
Illuminated entry
Overhead console
Passenger door bin
Power windows
Rear beverage holders
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
AM/FM radio
MP3 decoder
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Delay-off headlights
Front reading lights
Fully automatic headlights
Low tire pressure warning
Rear window defroster
Tachometer
Trip computer
Variably intermittent wipers
PowertrainStd.Opt.
Block heater
Manual-shift auto
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Knee airbag
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Panic alarm
Rear side impact airbag
Security system
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Rear seat centre armrest
Split folding rear seat
Suspension/HandlingStd.Opt.
Four wheel independent suspension
Front anti-roll bar
Power steering
Rear anti-roll bar

2017 Chevrolet Malibu L 4dr Sedan, Slave Lake, Alberta

Whitecap Chevrolet Buick GMC, 804 Main Street SW, Slave Lake, Alberta T0G-2A0

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804 Main Street SW Slave Lake
Alberta T0G 2A0
Mailing Address: Box 1727, Slave Lake, TOG 2A0
1.800.858.2049 | 780.849.2600

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