2016 Chevrolet Malibu Priced Lower Than Competition

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is priced from $22,500 including destination.

The new Chevrolet Malibu will be offered in five trim levels: L, LS, LT, Hybrid and Premier. Stepping up to an LS model will cost $23,995 and adds standard Chevrolet MyLink Radio with a seven-inch touchscreen, available compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a rear vision camera.

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu LT will start at $25,895 and is expected to return 27 mpg on the city and 37 mpg on the highway when equipped with the Ecotec 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with stop/start. Those figures are based on General Motors’ estimates, as official EPA estimates are not yet available. The LT trim adds LED daytime running lights and eight-way power driving seats.

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The LT and Premier models also have an optional 2.0-liter turbo engine paired with an eight-speed transmission, starting from $29,495 and $31,795, respectively. GM estimates that the 2.0-liter turbo engine will return 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

Pricing for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid will be announced closer to the model’s launch and GM is currently estimating that it will return 48 mpg in the city and 45 mpg on the highway.

Comparing it to the competition, the Malibu is cheaper than the Ford Fusion ($22,985), Honda Accord ($22,925), Toyota Camry ($23,895) and Nissan Altima ($23,125).

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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