With such ground-breaking design and technology, the 2017 Malibu is difficult enough to recognize with the badge, let alone without one. So, we brought real people, not actors, to a fake market research facility to see if they would be able to recognize the Malibu without any badges or branding. Here’s what happened.
THE CAR YOU NEVER EXPECTED
A powerful 2.5L engine that produces 186HP
8-inch tablet-like touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™ support
A spacious and premium interior
An extremely affordable cost of maintenance
DESIGNED IN DETROIT
Building on its proud American heritage, the ninth-generation 2017 Chevrolet Malibu features the latest in aerodynamic design. This mid-sized sedan was designed to offer impressive safety, like Automatic Front Low Speed Collision Braking, and a host of intuitive technology like Apple CarPlay™ support that aims to simplify and elevate the driving experience.
Lighter and leaner
Ultra-high-strength steel for enhanced performance and safety
Sleek aerodynamics for improved fuel economy and smooth drive
INTUITIVE. INTELLIGENT. INVITING.
Inside, premium finishing and ergonomic design comes coupled with the latest in automotive technology. From power memory-seats to the impressively quiet drive thanks to the acoustic laminated windshield, every inch of the Malibu mid-size sedan was designed with you in mind.
Malibu in 360°
Explore the interior of Malibu.
The available Intellibeam® system turns your high beam headlamps on and off automatically based on surrounding traffic conditions. Once enabled, it is activated at speeds above 40KPH, automatically turning off your high beam when oncoming headlamps are sensed or when tailamps are detected in front of you. Another useful feature designed to keep you and your passengers safe when driving at night.
Multi-Function Steering Wheel
Thanks to conveniently located wheel mounted controls, you can now stream your favorite songs, get directions and access your contacts without having to take your hands off the wheel. With the simple press of a button, you can activate and manage the Adaptive Cruise Control, make calls, view the Malibu’s vital statistics through the Driver Information Center and much more, right at your fingertips.
Keyless Push Start
Start your engine with the simple push of a button, courtesy of the Keyless Push Start system that comes standard in the Malibu mid-size sedan.
STAY INFORMED AND IN COMMAND
The intuitive Chevrolet MyLink™ with Bluetooth® makes it easy to connect to calls, music and more on the go. And with useful phone integration that supports Apple CarPlay™, you can now access selected apps right from the available 8-inch touchscreen display or through voice commands.
Powerfully efficient and paired with a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2.5L engine delivers 186 horsepower, 249NM of torque and the kind of driving performance that will be sure to put a smile on your face.
FINELY CRAFTED COMFORTS
The Malibu mid-size sedan offers impressive spaciousness with seating designed to keep you travelling in comfort. Already the widest car in its segment, the longer wheelbase frees up an additional 1.3 inches of legroom space for rear-seated passengers. Comfort levels are further elevated thanks to ventilated seating and in the LTZ an eight-way power adjustable driver seat.
COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY COVERAGE
The Malibu comes with a whole suite of active safety technologies that aim to prevent and protect you and your passengers.
Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child’s age and size, even with air bags. Even in vehicles equipped with the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the Owner’s Manual and the child safety seat instructions for more safety information.
Active Safety to Keep You Moving
Side Blind Zone Alert
LED-lit symbols in the corresponding exterior mirrors alert you when another vehicle ventures into one of your blind zones.
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist works at speeds above 60KPH to monitor road lines and will gently correct the steering wheel should your vehicle begin changing lanes without the use of a turn signal, whilst Lane Departure Warning alerts you of any fast approaching vehicles in the adjacent lane from up to 25 meters away.
Forward Collision Alert
Using a high-resolution camera to scan for vehicles ahead, this available feature alerts you of a potential crash risk with both audible and visual alerts.
The Next Level in Automotive Safety
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
This available feature uses radar sensors to help warn you of vehicles in traffic when backing out of a parking spot. Visual and audible alerts are triggered if moving vehicles are detected.
Front Pedestrian Alert
Front Pedestrian Alert proactively engages braking automatically for rapid reaction to potential collisions with pedestrians or cyclist in urban driving situations up to 80KPH.
Front and Rear Park Assist with Rear Vision Camera
Parking is simplified with Front and Rear Park Assist while the Rear Vision Camera adds an extra measure of safety by helping you see stationary objects behind you when reversing.