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2017 Chevrolet Malibu Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Turbocharged 1.5- and 2.0-liter 4-cylinder options
  • Available Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility
  • Available Teen Driver Safety System
The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size sedan that was redesigned last year. It competes with the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, and Toyota Camry. This year, it remains largely unchanged.

Four trims are available: the L, LS, LT, and Premier. Also available is a hybrid version of the Malibu, which will be covered in a separate overview.

The Malibu has an aerodynamic front-end with a double-stacked front grille and C-shape motifs at the fascia. The rear bumper appears slightly sporty with its diffuser-like bottom trim. Standard features include power side mirrors and 16-inch wheels. Available features include heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, a rear spoiler, a dual-pipe exhaust system, and larger 18- or 19-inch aluminum wheels.

Two engines are available: a 160-hp, turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, and a 250-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. The 1.5-liter engine comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.0- liter engine comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission. With the 1.5-liter engine equipped, the Malibu gets an EPA estimated 27/37 mpg city/highway. With the more powerful 2.0-liter engine, those figures drop to 22/33 mpg.

For all Malibu trims except the base model, the MyLink multimedia system comes standard with a 7- or 8-inch touchscreen.  It offers easy integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for navigation, music, and other integrated apps. WiFi hotspot capability via an OnStar 4G LTE connection (subscription required) and a multi-port, wireless phone charging station are also available. The Malibu has other upscale interior options such as leather seating, heated front seats, and a Bose premium speaker system. It also has increased legroom by 1.3 inches for the rear. The Malibu comes standard with air conditioning, cruise control, a Driver Information Center, and power windows/locks.

Making its return to the Malibu is the Teen Driver Safety System, allowing parents to monitor their teenager’s driving habits on screen. It keeps track of maximum speeds reached and how many safety systems had been activated. Parents can also set restrictive speed limits. Available active safety features include a pedestrian-detecting automatic braking system, adaptive cruise control, automatic parking, and lane keep assist. The Malibu comes standard with an electronic stability control system and 10 air bags.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 22 - 27 MPG
  • Highway: 33 - 36 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

217 of 231 (93%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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