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Key specs of the base trim
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- Quiet cabin
- MyLink multimedia system available
- Front seat comfort
- Large trunk
- Average mileage
- Quality of interior materials
OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot capability standard
2.5-liter four-cylinder with stop-start technology standard
Turbocharged four-cylinder available
Six-speed automatic standard
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What Is the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu?
The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size sedan that seats five. The 2015 Malibu comes in six trim levels: LS, LT1, LT2, LT3, LTZ1 and LTZ2. It competes with mid-size sedans like the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion.
What's New on the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu?
The Chevrolet Malibu was redesigned in 2013 and had significant updates added in 2014, so not much is new for 2015 other than 4G LTE internet connectivity and a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot for the OnStar communication system. This includes a three-month/3-gigabyte data trial before a subscription is required.
How Does the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu Compare to Other Mid-Size Sedans?
The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu starts at a competitive price, with performance specs and fuel economy ratings on par with competitors like the Accord, Camry and Sonata. Its safety features are a highlight, as are its general technology offerings. It lags competitors like the Accord, Sonata and Fusion when it comes to handling and interior material quality.
What Features in the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu Are Most Important?
The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu comes standard with front-wheel drive, a six-speed automatic transmission and a 196-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with stop-start technology. It's also available with a 259-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.
The Malibu comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels and a 16.3-cubic-foot trunk. Steering-wheel controls for cruise control and stereo funcitons are also standard. Available on higher trims are 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, a power sunroof, heated leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a MyLink entertainment system with USB connectivity and Bluetooth streaming.
As is required in every new car, the 2015 Malibu comes with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. An OnStar emergency communication system with a six-month trial subscription is included. The Malibu also comes standard with 10 airbags. Available safety features include a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, a backup camera, forward collision warning and lane departure warning.
Should I Buy the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu?
If you're looking for a mid-size sedan that's comfortable for drivers and passengers alike, the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is worth a drive. Its quiet cabin, available safety features and available MyLink multimedia system make for enjoyable travel. If you prioritize handling and interior material quality, other sedans are more likely to meet your needs.
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I enjoy driving the car. I really like the color of the exterior and interior. It was a main attraction to me. I'm excited to own it. Read full review
Love the interior and color of this car. It’s very comfortable and the steering is spot on. Also very happy with all of the updates from my older car I traded ex MyLink. Read full review
The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu currently has 3 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 100,000 miles
60 months / 100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer Certification Required