Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,088 - $30,920
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
47 City / 46 HWY
Horsepower
124-250
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,088 - $30,920
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
47 City / 46 HWY
Horsepower
124-250
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.3 Comfort 4.1 Styling 4.4 Value 3.9

Editor's Overview

Rarely does an automaker so comprehensively resurrect a model as GM has done with the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. Reworked from nose to tail, the new Malibu offers a choice of turbocharged 4-...

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Reviews

4.46

466 Reviews

58% 33% 8% 2% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Chevy malibu, know it before you buy it. Great gas mileage with the eco motor.

Cheap sound system, no option for subscription service, sears do not have lumbar support, so they are uncomfortable. Location of cruise control on left of steering wheel is poor, too easy to accidentally bump it turning off or on-you think it is on but it has been bumped off causing you to speed. Trunk is very roomy and ability to lay back seats flat is great. Overall seat comfort is poor and velvety like upholstery is very hard to clean and keep clean. The black plastic interior trim on dash and radio is a flat black and very cheap and ugly, nothing makes it shine, bumpy trim on dash is barely just a little better. Great gas mileage-this is the eco engine, very powerful for a small car. Back seat needs rear air vents-should be standard. When you buy the car they fail to tell you that a spare tire-not even a donut tire comes with the vehicle, which as a woman I see as big safety issue and would prevent me from buying another Chevy vehicle. A decent car, but many flaws for the price.

- Sandra M

The Best Car I've Ever Owned

I selected the car for the looks and the obvious value. It has not disappointed. It is stunning in appearance, handles and rides extremely well for a relatively small car. The workmanship/fit & finish is excellent -A source of pride as I drive and hear the compliments - did I mention gas mileage- super - thru all city driving - stays around 24/26 mpg and see 34-39 during HWY driving. I love the 2016 Chevy Malibu. This is the quietest car I have ever driven. It's so smooth on the highway. The car seems to naturally stay in its lane. The brakes are great. The car is very fuel efficient and will delivery about 45-mpg at 60-mph. The 1.5 liter Lt is not a race car, but has plenty of power and can easily execute quick maneuvers in traffic. It's really the best car in its class.

- Regina T

Chevy Malibu. Overall a good care but does have some annoying qualities.

I have not had any problems with my Chevy Malibu other than a sensory issue. That was taken care of very quickly and with no fees by the dealership I bought it from. One complaint I have about my car is the loud vibrating noise that it makes. I took it to the dealership and they gave me a rental while they kept my car. When I got it back, they said it was a Bluetooth speaker malfunction and that it had been fixed. That is not the case. The sound/vibration is still there. It does not affect anything else on the car other than being very annoying. I am also not a fan of the automatic stop/start when you come to a stop or let off the break. It is very noticeable and is very annoying. Especially while going through a drive through or while at stop lights.

- Ela W

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Compare Models & Key Features

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$18,088 - $20,771
$21,625 - $30,920

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 - 250 hp
124 - 250 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5L turbo DOHC 4
2.0L turbo DOHC 4
1.5L turbo DOHC 4
2.0L turbo DOHC 4
1.8L hybrid DOHC 4
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
42 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.1 in.
38.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
37.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.8 cu. ft.
11.6 - 15.8 cu. ft.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Category Name: Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
245
245

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.4 in.
111.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37 ft.
37 ft.

Length

Length
193.8 in.
193.8 in.

Width

Width
73 in.
73 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3278 - 3388 .lbs
3086 - 3457 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 - 250 hp
124 - 250 hp

Torque

Torque
184 - 260 ft. lbs.
129 - 260 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
Optional

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13 - 15.8 gal.
13 - 15.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 17 mpg
11 - 17 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
33 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety