Malibu drivers are likely to see new performance improvements for the 2017 model year. Although the 2016 Malibu showcased a stellar performance through turbo power and stop and start technology, Chevrolet is still aiming for perfection. We could see even better fuel economy numbers with the new, refined powertrain. Currently, there are two engines that are speculated for the Malibu: a 2.0L engine with 295 hp and a 2.5L engine with 196 hp. Models could come with an automatic manual transmission allowing for 26 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. So whether customers crave eco-friendly driving or a powerhouse ride, the versatile Malibu specs will impress a wide variety of drivers.
Chevrolet is always setting the standard on technology, and the Malibu is a prime example of Chevy’s innovation. Models will have optional packages that include features like fast streaming 4G LTE Wi-Fi, navigation, and OnStar. The revolutionary Teen Driver Warning System is a great feature for parents to consider. Parents can monitor teen driving when new drivers are borrowing a car. This includes setting speed limits, audio settings, geo fencing, and much more for a safe and secure ride. Standard tech includes a refined infotainment touchscreen with more intuitive features. Auto experts are also predicting more multimedia options for an enhanced and convenient driving experience. We could also see refined safety tech, like crash and safety sensors, to improve performance.
Official prices have not been released yet, but we have gathered speculated price points per trim level. Chevrolet is likely to keep the Malibu at a friendly budget, especially given its legacy as a top value vehicle. Our guide may give you a ballpark range of what to expect:
- Expect the LS trim to kick off the line, starting at $23,100.
- The second level trim, LT, could start pricing around $24,500.
- The highest trim level, the LTZ trim, will see pricing around $29,000.
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Come as soon as today to Biggers Chevy! We most likely will wait until the second half of 2016 to experience the 2017 Chevy Malibu near Elgin and Schaumburg. We welcome you to our dealership today to talk to an expert about the current Chevy lineup or future releases. Contact us online for more information, and we will set up your test drive.