2015 Chevrolet Malibu Review

Chevy Malibu LS

2015 Chevy Malibu LS

Starting MSRP: $20,091*

2015 Chevy Malibu LT

2015 Chevy Malibu LT

Starting MSRP: $27,890*

2015 Chevy Malibu LTZ

2015 Chevy Malibu LTZ

Starting MSRP: $28,373*

2015 Chevy Malibu

Serving Fremont and Blair, NE

The 2015 Chevy Malibu is a handsome sedan with a long list of features and accolades. This year it added 4G LTE from OnStar to its list of available features. The car earned the Highest in Initial Quality Award from industry analyst JD Power. It also took home the JD Power Award for Most Dependable Car. Adding value, it earned both the insurance industry and federal safety awards.
Kelley Blue Book calls the Malibu one of the better looking cars in its class. With its improved grille design and tasteful chrome accents, the Malibu dresses the part of a modern sedan. It is available in ten colors, including Butte Red, Atlantis Blue, and Ashen Bronze. Standards include heated side mirrors, halogen headlights, and solar-absorbing glass.

Chevy Malibu:

Fuel Economy:

25 city / 36 hwy mpg**

Standard Engine:

2.5L Inline 4

Horsepower:

196 hp @ 6300 rpm

Torque:

191 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm

Transmission:

6-speed shiftable automatic


Performance

The Malibu offers both performance and fuel economy in one package. A stop-start system is paired with its main engine choice. This system increases fuel savings when drivers are stopped at red lights or train crossings. Power is restored when the driver lifts a foot from the brake. The 2.5-liter four cylinder engine delivers 196 horsepower and a matching level of torque. EPA estimates indicate that this car earns 35 mpg highway. If you want a bigger engine, higher trim levels offer a turbo four. This smart powertrain delivers 259 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Yet it still maintains a highway efficiency of 30 mpg. For easy handling, the car comes with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission.

Interior

The Malibu’s cabin is decorated with premium materials. Edmunds says that the car’s smart design feels more upscale than its class. The remarkably spacious 16.3 cubic-foot trunk can be expanded thanks to split-folding rear seats. The new center console has a longer armrest and more storage. For luxury, there are leather editions with power-heat seats. For everyday practicality, higher trim editions offer keyless ignition and a remote starter.

Safety

The 2015 Chevy Malibu earned all five stars in federal road tests. It’s small wonder when you consider that this Insurance Industry Top Safety Pick has a class-leading ten airbags. Braking is assured by electronic Brake Assist, ECM grading control, and high performance brake linings. The car also offers the latest crash avoidance systems such as a forward collision warning and a lane departure alert. The blind zone monitor uses an icon in the side mirrors to indicate when cars are approaching too closely for lane changes. A rearview camera system can be augmented by a cross-traffic alert.

Features

With an improved WiFi hotspot on board, families can surf the internet on their smart devices. The standard Chevy MyLink system offers a long list of audio choices through smartphone integration. Pandora and Sticher are among the standard apps. Navigation and SiriusXM round out the system. Voice recognition and hands-free texting add to its interactive capabilities. Behind the large 7-inch touchscreen, you’ll find a hidden compartment where you can protect your smartphone, wallet, and other small valuables. For music lovers, there’s a special 9-speaker Pioneer audio system.


For a stylish, high quality sedan, test drive the Malibu at Gregg Young Chevrolet.

* MSRP excludes taxes, destination charges, optional equipment, registration, and dealer charges.
** EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.