6 reviews
2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Chevrolet Malibu
MSRP Range $21,625-$30,920 Trims5 Combined MPG 27-32 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Our Take

The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is a complete redesign front to rear of Chevy's volume sedan. It sits on a 3.6-inch-longer wheelbase for much better rear-seat room and features a true gas-electric hybrid version aimed at producing exceptional fuel economy.The new Malibu resembles Chevrolet’... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No interior trunk release button
  • Cabin materials and design in base and middle trims
  • Road noise
  • 2.0-liter prefers premium gas
  • Busy eight-speed (with 2.0-liter)

Notable Features

  • All-new five-seat midsize sedan
  • Front-wheel drive, gas and hybrid powertrains
  • Much more interior space, especially in back
  • Available teen driver safety monitor system
  • Hybrid estimated at over 45 mpg city

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The reimagined 2016 Chevrolet Malibu's polished exterior looks are matched with a roomy cabin, refined powertrains and a seamless multimedia system. There have long been a lot of strong contenders in the midsize sedan class, but the Chevrolet Malibu hasn't been one of them. Now, with a redesign for 2016, it should finally have a shot. The Chevrolet Malibu competes against the Honda ... Read full review for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Consumer Reviews

4.2

Average based on 6 reviews

Write a Review

Car has great style, but MyLink lacks features

by Ohio Driver from Ohio on July 5, 2016

I leased a 2016 Malibu LT1. I really like the body style of the car. The 2016 re-design has the look of a higher-end luxury car. My biggest complaint is with the MyLink Infotainment system. The LT1... Read Full Review

5 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Malibu L

Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Malibu L

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Malibu L

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Malibu L

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 6 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Similar Models

Select up to three models to compare with the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu Articles