Compared to the gasoline powered Malibu car, the upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is an exceptionally priced vehicle, but it justifies the cost by being more environmental friendly and fuel efficient.
Green cars help boost a company’s persona with the general public. Besides, it also lets everyone know that they are working to make the automobile industry. After making gasoline powered cars for a century, the makers are moving towards electricity. The latest Malibu is one such effort from Chevrolet. The car will go on sale this spring and comes with a basic price tag of $28,645.
If you compare it with the existing model, the cost is a solid $6,145 higher, but once again it is a meager cost that you pay for the betterment of the planet and to own a car which can run on two different motors at once. Even though, it is priced higher than the existing conventional model, the pricing of the car is lower than the one offered by its competitor. The 2016 Toyota Camry Hybrid is priced higher than the hybrid Malibu but it is comparatively costly when compared to Ford Fusion Hybrid and Hyundai’s Sonata Hybrid.
With an increased price tag, the company offers a couple of standard features and safety elements in the car. One of the notable features is the MyLink radio. It is controlled using a 7-inch touchscreen display, which makes it easier to find your favorite channels and enjoy entertainment on the go. The car has 10 air bags for maximum safety in case of a crash and also has push button start as well as cruise control.
Other connectivity features found in the car includes Android Auto and Apple’s Car Play. There are plenty of safety features integrated into the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu hybrid including lane assist, teen driver monitoring, front pedestrian braking system and low speed auto braking technology.
Combine them all, and you get an extremely safe vehicle to drive in even if you are a newbie hybrid owner. The car is powered by a 1.8-liter inline four engine which is combined with two electric motors for boosting its mileage. It uses a 1.4 kWh battery pack. The pack offers a decent 48 miles per gallon in city and 45 on the highway. Compared to its competitors like Sonata and Fusion, these numbers are slightly higher making the Malibu an ideal choice for buyers who have their eye set on fuel efficiency.