2017 Chevrolet Malibu

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2017 Chevrolet Malibu
2017 Chevrolet Malibu

Key specs

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The good:

  • Rear legroom
  • Multimedia system
  • Ride and handling
  • Teen Driver safety monitor
  • Gas mileage (hybrid)
  • Refined lane departure prevention

The bad:

  • No interior trunk release button
  • Cabin materials and design (base and middle trims)
  • Road noise
  • 2.0-liter engine prefers premium gas

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity on most trims
  • New nine-speed automatic transmission on Premier trim
  • New Sport Package available
  • Five-seat midsize sedan
  • Gas and hybrid powertrains
  • Teen Driver monitoring system available

2017 Chevrolet Malibu review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu?

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu is a five-seat mid-size sedan that competes with the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry. Trim levels include the Malibu L, LS, LT and Premier. A hybrid model is also available, covered separately.

What's New on the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu?

The most notable update for the 2017 Malibu is a new nine-speed automatic transmission that comes standard on the Premier trim level, replacing an eight-speed. (Lower trim levels retain a six-speed automatic.) The LS and LT trim levels add standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity and the Teen Driver safety monitoring system. A new Sport Package includes a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shift knob and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

How Does the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Compare to Other Sedans?

Since the 2016 redesign, the Malibu is a much stronger competitor than it had been for many years. It trumps the Camry and Accord in style and powertrain refinement.

What Features in the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Are Most Important?

The Malibu is powered by a standard 160-horsepower, turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine working with a six-speed automatic transmission or an optional 250-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with a nine-speed automatic. All Malibus are front-wheel drive. Significant standard features include cruise control, keyless access with push-button start, air conditioning, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio and phone controls, and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. As required in all new cars, Malibus include front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Significant available features include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a backup camera, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, heated steering wheel, MyLink touchscreen multimedia system, a navigation system, wireless smartphone charging, Teen Driver safety monitor and OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hot spot (subscription required).

Should I Buy the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu?

The Malibu is a better choice for shoppers who value backseat legroom, good ride and handling, and a well-executed multimedia system. If you're sensitive to road noise, however, the car can be a bit loud, and some consumers are put off by the 2.0-liter engine's preference for premium gas.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Unsafe Chevrolet. No ownership of problem.

Will not go into park. I have 16000 miles on a new 2017 Malibu and it cannot be shut off. Everyone knows about but no one will do anything about it. Very dangerous!!! Very poor purchase.


Chevy are Lemons today.

I bought a Chevy Malibu 2017 in 2017. The car has had nothing but problems. From the engine module to gasoline Full ups transmission. Now they bought the vacuum pumps from China they are aftermarket Quality made with A cheap metal to where pieces break off when they go bad and you put your brakes on you’ll have no brakes then the pieces break off and go into the cam and into the motor sucks up into it because they designed it to be there. To where your motor Caesars and your chain jumps timing. This happened to me I reached out to the owner Erica Barlow at Barlow and Manahawkin and she never called you back I called GMC and they said they’re not doing anything there’s hundreds and hundreds of people right in the area that have the same issue. How many people have to get killed before they fix anything. How did they not have a recall ?


Very nice car. Really never bought a Chevrolet bef

Nice car. Very stylish. Beautiful color, cajun tinychat red. Plenty of power with great gas mileage. I like the accessories that the premiere model has.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/60,000 miles
24 months/24,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
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
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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