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2016 Chevrolet Malibu
Taking some cues from the popular Chevrolet Impala, the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu has a 3.6-inch longer wheelbase than previous models, giving it a sleeker look and an additional 1.3 inches of rear-seat legroom.
The interior styling includes a redesigned center stack to better separate the infotainment system and the climate control panel, as well as a dedicated storage slot for cellphones. Satin chrome accents on the instrument panel and center console give the interior a more upscale look, while perforated leather seating and ventilated seats are available on some trim levels.
The Kansas-built sedan is designed with families in mind. Features include a built-in Wi-Fi mobile hot spot (data charges will apply), dual rear-seat USB ports, a power outlet and the new Teen Driver system, which allows parents to restrict some car functions and monitor kids' driving habits.
Three new powertrains are offered: a 160-horsepower, 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that GM estimates will get 27 city mpg (an 8 percent increase over the current model); a 250-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that GM estimates will get 22 city mpg; and a 182-horsepower hybrid powertrain that GM estimates will get 48 city mpg.
The all-gas versions are expected to go on sale this fall. The hybrid model will hit showrooms in 2016. Pricing wasn't announced, but the manufacturer's suggested retail price for the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu starts at $22,340.