Malibu was named the 2017 Best Hybrid Car in Ú.S. News and World Report's annual Best Cars for Families survey.
NEW FOR 2018
◾Exterior color: Sandy Ridge MetallicVEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS
◾Malibu Hybrid leverages components and knowledge from the plug-in Chevrolet Volt and Bolt EV to provide all-electric propulsion in some driving scenarios and power to assist the gas engine
◾EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 49 mpg city, 43 mpg highway and 46 mpg combined
◾The engine features Chevrolet's first application of Exhaust Gas Heat Recovery, or EGHR, technology, which uses exhaust heat to warm the engine and cabin. It improves engine warm-up and helps offer consistent fuel economy performance in cold weather
◾An 80-cell, 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides electric power to the hybrid system. It can power the Malibu Hybrid up to 55 miles per hour (88 km/h) on electricity alone. The gasoline-powered engine automatically comes on at higher speeds and high loads to provide additional power.
◾In addition to the drive unit, the Malibu Hybrid also shares the 2016 Volt's blended regenerative braking system, which provides maximum kinetic energy recovery during braking to be stored in the battery system to help maintain charge.
◾Premium design cues include LED daytime running lamps
◾Chevrolet MyLink with 7-inch-diagonal color capacitive touchscreen is standard
◾Chevrolet MyLink with 8-inch-diagonal color capacitive touchscreen – with or without navigation – is available
◾Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone projection compatibility is standard
◾Teen Driver feature is standard. It allows parents to set controls, review driving habits and encourage safe driving habits even when they are not in the vehicle
◾OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot is standard (includes three-month/3GB data trial)
◾Wireless phone charging is available
◾Push-button start with keyless entry is standard
◾Heated leather-trimmed front seats are available
Source - Chevrolet
◾Ten standard air bags, including frontal and knee driver and front-passenger air bags, seat-mounted side-impact and roof rail for front and rear outboard positions
◾Standard rear-vision camera
◾Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, all-speed traction control and hill hold
◾Available Driver Confidence Package includes City-Speed Front Automatic Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, IntelliBeam automatic high-beam control, Front and Rear Park Assist, Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert