2016 Chevrolet Malibu First Drive
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu | 2016 Chevrolet Malibu First Drive
The Malibu is now one of the longest in the segment, but also among, if not the, lightest. The 2016 model is claimed to be about 300 pounds lighter than its dimensionally challenged predecessor.
Most models (L, LS, and LT) come standard with a new 1.5-liter turbo four making 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Those who want a fancier Malibu will get a 2.0T, which is available on LT and standard on Premier with 250 hp. The 2016 Malibu will also offer the model's first true hybrid variant later in the year.
The interior is a big improvement over the last generation with the wrap-around design gone, and it is extremely quiet inside. But it isn't extravagant or overly interesting.
This Chevy is packed with safety and family features. Backup assist, teen driver mode, and a host of other features are available. Chevy is taking dead aim at other family sedans.
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The eighth-generation Malibu lasted only three years, with a major update coming just one year in to try and fix some of the bigger concerns. The goal for the 2016 Malibu wasn't to make a competent product better, it was to make an okay one good again.

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