2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

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$27,875

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2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Gas mileage
  • Backseat headroom and legroom
  • Multimedia system
  • Ride and handling
  • Teen Driver safety monitor
  • Refined lane departure prevention

The bad:

  • No interior trunk release button
  • Trunk space
  • Gruff-sounding engine
  • Hybrid price premium
  • Some interior trim

1 trim

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Notable features

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity standard
  • Gas-electric hybrid version of Malibu
  • Five-seat midsize sedan
  • Can travel highway speeds on battery power
  • Teen Driver monitoring system standard

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid?

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is a five-seat mid-size sedan that competes against the Honda Accord Hybrid, Ford Fusion Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. It's offered in one trim level: base. The regular, non-hybrid Chevrolet Malibu is covered separately.

What's New on the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid? 

For 2017, the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the multimedia system and the Teen Driver Safety monitoring system is standard.

How Does the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Compare to Other Hybrid Sedans?

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid's gas mileage is economical, and it handles and brakes smoothly. It doesn't have the style or mpg ratings of the Toyota Prius, but it offers a comfortable driving experience. The Malibu Hybrid isn't exactly inexpensive, though: It costs more than the Fusion Hybrid, Sonata Hybrid and even most of the regular Malibus. 

What Features in the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Are Most Important?

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid comes standard with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gas engine, two electric motors and a 1.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. Interior features include a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, keyless access with push-button start, a backup camera, cruise control, air conditioning, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio and phone controls. As required in all new vehicles for 2017, front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are also standard.

One noteworthy option for the Malibu Hybrid is the Teen Driver safety monitor. This feature allows parents to monitor their kids' driving habits, program the audio system to mute until seat belts are fastened and set a maximum speed limit. Other available features include forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, an 8-inch touchscreen, OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hot spot (subscription required), a navigation system, heated steering wheel and wireless charging for compatible smartphones.

Should I Buy the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu?

The 2017 Malibu Hybrid is a good choice for drivers seeking competitive fuel economy, a comfortable ride and classy styling. It has a multimedia system with smartphone integration as well as Teen Driver and lane departure prevention systems. All of this comes with a premium price tag, however. For what you'll pay, you'd probably expect more trunk space and a quieter ride, but those are two areas where the 2017 Malibu Hybrid is lacking.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great car for the price!

By far the best car I’ve owned. It has a sleek look to it but also drives smooth and is very comfortable inside. I’ve had mine for a year and even though it has over 100,000 miles on it, I’ve never had a major problem with it. The great gas mileage and all of the features it offers are other great perks. This car is definitely worth the price.

4.9

smooth, great gas mileage and stunning!

one of the best cars I’ve had, I usually get about 39mpg. no scratches, the interior needs a little bit of fixing but they’re fixing that for me soon which I love!

5.0

avg all around fuel 40-43 and is very quick

All good with this car! I have 33000 miles on mine. it is much better than the Camry and the Fusion hybrids by a long shot I have driven them for about 10,000 each and found the Malibu better in all aspects

See all 19 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
36 months/36,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Maintenance
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)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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Compare the competitors

2018

Ford Fusion Hybrid

$25,390

starting MSRP

2019

Buick Regal Sportback

$25,070

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2016

Ford Fusion Energi

$33,900

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