Research 2017 Chevrolet Malibu

Model Vehicle Research:

Are you doing research 2017 Chevrolet Malibu as you prepare to buy your next mid-size car? U.S. News and World Report named last year’s Malibu the best in its class, and the 2017 model is expected to meet or exceed these expectations. Read on for our 2017 Chevy Malibu review. This car has a starting MSRP of $22,555 and you can contact Progressive Chevrolet in Massillon Ohio to see it in person. For ecoconscious drivers, the Malibu is also available in a hybrid version, which gets an impressive 49 miles per gallon and has an exclusive gauge that allows you to easily track your fuel efficiency and make adjustments as needed.

Model Strengths:

In research 2017 Chevrolet Malibu, reviewers love the Malibu’s spacious interior and dual cockpit design that emphasizes its generous array of high-tech features. On the outside, it has a sculpted, aerodynamic exterior that mirrors its sporty, athletic handling. Safety is paramount in the 2017 Malibu, which has earned a five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as well as the highest rating in all four crash test categories from the Insurance Institute on Highway Safety. One of the most attractive features for families is the Teen Driver system, which allows you not only to control certain aspects of the car such as speed and stereo volume, but also sends you a monthly report card of your teen’s driving habits. Drivers also love the sophisticated technology of the 2017 Malibu. In higher trim levels, you can opt for state-of-the-art driver assistance features including two distinct packages. The Driver Confidence package adds automatic high beams, both front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning and intervention, and forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking. A second Driver Confidence 2 package takes these features a step further, adding a self-parking system with electronic parking brake, adaptive cruise control, and advanced collision mitigation system with automatic emergency braking.

Model Changes:

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu was completely redesigned for 2016, including a new, larger interior with more head room, leg room, and cargo space. Additional improvements include a comprehensive 10-airbag protection system, new driver assist technologies available on higher trim levels, and a lighter body that improves both handling and fuel efficiency. For that reason, the 2017 model maintains the ninth generation look and feel and remains largely unchanged.

Model Value:

Research shows that this sedan is one of the most dependable cars in its class. The Malibu has often been named as the most dependable midsize car by J.D. Power and Associates. The 2016 model of the car got five stars, the organization’s highest rating, for projected reliability. This ability to go the distance makes the Malibu an ideal value for families and individual drivers alike.

Model Overview:

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu comes equipped with a turbocharged 1.5L ECOTEC® engine equipped with variable valve timing, direct injection, and stop/start technology, which combine to provide an impressive EPA-estimated 36 highway miles per gallon. Those who prize power over efficiency may want to opt for the Premier trim, which is equipped with a 250-horsepower 2.0L turbocharged ECOTEC engine with nine-speed automatic transmission.

Model Key Trim Features and Model Positive Review / Accolade:

The Chevrolet Malibu comes in four trim levels, the L, LS, LT, and Premier models. The base model comes standard with generous features, including 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, OnStar subscription, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and a six-speaker audio system. If you upgrade to the LS model, you’ll enjoy alloy wheels, laminated windows for a quieter cabin, rearview camera, and a slew of tech features, including a 7-inch touchscreen with the brand’s proprietary MyLink system for both Bluetooth streaming audio and smartphone integration via either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The LT model and the hybrid version of the Chevrolet Malibu each includes all these features, with an increase to 17-inch alloy wheels and the addition of LED daytime running lights, heated mirrors, satellite radio, rear vents, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. If you opt for the Premier model, you’ll get a fully-loaded Malibu that adds LED taillights, a chrome-trimmed exterior, ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, integrated navigation, and dual zone automatic climate control.

A Chevy Malibu review in Car and Driver magazine notes:
“With handsomely styled sheet metal and an aggressive front end, the Malibu is set to slice through the tedium that permeates the world of family sedans.”
Reviewers note that the 2017 model carries on the invigorated spirit of last year’s redesign to create a midsize sedan that gets noticed. If you want to choose the car that sets itself apart from the crowded midsize sedan class, contact Progressive Chevrolet in Massillon Ohio to schedule your test drive today.


*The above information is regarding the base model 2017 Chevrolet Malibu. Standard specs and features may change from year to year. Contact Progressive Chevrolet with any questions regarding the new or used vehicle you’re inquiring about.