It’s not often you find a sedan that manages to combine stylish design, fun, and practicality and that does it well. If you’re searching for a car with a bit of pizzazz this year to drive around on the wonderful roads of Memphis, you’re in luck thanks to the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.Chevrolet has gone the extra mile with this car to give it the panache and style missing from other midsize vehicles. Here’s how the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu stands out from the crowd.
Midsize family sedans are often aesthetically unappealing cars. Manufacturers tend to put most of the emphasis on practicality, neglecting looks. The Chevrolet Malibu manages to look great without neglecting practicality. In fact, it was named the most dependable car in its class by J.D. Power for 2016 — an award that looks good on any car!The first thing of note about this car is that it’s gorgeous to look at. The sheet-metal bodywork gives it a sleek look. The assertive front end design, with its curvaceous grille and LED daytime running lamps, gives the Malibu a uniquely satisfying design. The impressive aesthetics are continued at the rear of the vehicle with trendy dual exhaust outlets and bold LED taillights. Inside, you get hot technology features such as steering wheel-mounted controls, USB charging, and built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi.
You can buy either a gasoline version or a hybrid version of the Chevy Malibu. Both perform well in terms of fuel economy, with the hybrid version offering an expected improvement in this department. You’ll get about 31 mpg with the gasoline version (city and highway combined) and 46 mpg with the hybrid version. These figures compare favorably with other popular midsize sedans. Buying a Malibu means being able to go that extra mile on the open roads of the Lone Star State.
Yes, the Malibu looks great and its fuel economy is impressive, but adequate room is crucial for a car in this class. Thankfully, the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu ticks all the right boxes here. The comfortable interior easily fits five people, with ample legroom for each rear passenger, at 38.1 inches. This car also has an impressive 15.8 cubic feet of trunk space, which is well above average for this class. Overall, the Chevy Malibu is outstanding for those who have large families and who want to ensure that each passenger experiences a comfortable journey every time.
What about performance? Midsize family sedans often fall down here, providing an entirely forgettable and mundane driving experience. The Chevrolet Malibu, however, gives you a responsive and fun ride with its turbocharged 1.5L ECOTEC engine, included as standard. And if you really want to inject some power into the car, you can opt for the premier version and enjoy rip-roaring performance from its 250-horsepower 2.0L turbocharged engine.
In addition to being fun to drive, the car is also safe. Among its impressive safety features are automatic braking, a comprehensive airbag system, and automatic crash response. Ready to hit the Memphis streets in style? The Chevy Malibu might be the car for you!