2017 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews from Industry Experts

2017 Chevrolet Malibu

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The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu continues to garner praise after its recent redesign thanks to its stylish upgrades, confident performance, and abundant advanced features. Automobile Magazine says it’s “simply excellent,” and Edmunds praises its “sharp new look.” Meanwhile, Kelley Blue Book likes that it has “tons of cool features,” and Car and Driver says “the materials and overall design lend an upscale look.” Take a closer look at the reviews and get a more in-depth look at this midsize sedan.

Automobile Magazine

“We’ve just driven the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, and it is simply excellent, the strongest contender GM has had in this segment in many, many years.”

Stepping behind the wheel of the Malibu evokes confidence. The base engine is a turbocharged 1.5L inline-four that makes 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, while an available turbocharged 2.0L inline-four generates 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. With the base engine, the Malibu gets an EPA-estimated 36 mpg highway and 27 mpg city, while the upgraded engine gets an EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway and 22 mpg city.


“Searching for a roomy midsize sedan that’s also stylish? Check out the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu. It’s got a sharp new look that’s backed up by a fun-to-drive character.”

The outside of the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu gives it a confident, tasteful, and even imposing presence on the road. The sculpted sheet metal gives it aerodynamic feel, while LED daytime running lights and LED taillamps give a combination of class and visibility. Top it off with an available chrome-tipped dual-exhaust system and chrome exterior accents for a taste of luxury and performance.

Car and Driver

“With handsomely styled sheetmetal and an aggressive front end, the Malibu is set to slice through the tedium that permeates the world of family sedans. The interior has more rear-seat legroom than before, while the materials and overall design lend an upscale look.”

The cabin of the Chevy Malibu exudes class from front to back, with soft-touch materials on the dash and doors and available features like chrome trim accents, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and genuine leather upholstery. There’s also spacious seating for up to five passengers in a cabin with a total interior volume of 115.8 cubic feet.

Kelley Blue Book

“It’s a compelling choice in its own right against the usual Honda/Toyota/Hyundai/Nissan gang [with] tons of cool features.”

You’ll have plenty of advanced features to work with inside the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu, including OnStar telematics with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection, a Chevy MyLink touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a variety of available driver assist features via the Driver Confidence I and Driver Confidence II packages.

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From front to back, the 2017 Chevy Malibu has gotten high praise from the auto industry. Now it’s time for you to weigh in on this model by taking a closer look in person and getting behind the wheel. Stop in for a test drive and find out about our competitive financing options at Tom Gill Chevy, located near Cincinnati at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY. Contact us anytime for more information.