2017 Chevrolet Malibu HybridChange year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
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- Gas mileage
- Backseat headroom and legroom
- Multimedia system
- Ride and handling
- Teen Driver safety monitor
- Refined lane departure prevention
- No interior trunk release button
- Trunk space
- Gruff-sounding engine
- Hybrid price premium
- Some interior trim
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
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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?
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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Very satisfied with vehicle
While design and styling is in the eye of the beholder, I truly like the safety, drivability, roominess, and handling of the Malibu Hybrid. The most common knock I have heard is the lack of an ... Read full review
Transmission broke after 17k miles.
I liked the gas mileage and safety features but was disappointed with broken transmission, which took 8 weeks to repair. Parts were on back order. Read full review
The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 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