2016 Chevrolet Malibu Research & Reviews

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  • First ownership of a GM Vehicle - 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
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    I have purchased a 2016 1LT with the Convenience and Technology package on 1/2016. So far this car is great. Very smooth and has better power output than my previous car (that has a 2.0L N/A 4 banger). The seats are very comfortable and sink in when you sit in it. The lumbar support is great and visibility is very sleek. I'm retiring from my rice burner days for something very quite and easy cruiser for everyday tasks. I personally call it the quarter life crisis car.

  • RATTLE BOX - 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
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    Miles per gallon were better then epa estimates. My Malibu has way to many rattles and interior vibrations for a new car. Dealer made half of a attempt to fix then. car left me stranded for 2 hours with check engine programming issue with auto stop start technology. The Bose speaker sound system is not all that good.

  • Sporty but practical - 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
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    Just took delivery of 2016 Malibu LT. I had a 2010 Malibu and didn't think there would be difference between the cars well I was wrong. The 2016 is a great car to drive and the apple car play is a great feature especially living in New Hampshire were hands free is the law. Would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone and also would recommend them to go Commonwealth Chevrolet.

  • Drivers seat uncomfortable - 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
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    After 4500 miles I gave the car to my niece. I started having hip pain due to the driver's seat relationship to the gas and break pedal. The break pedal needs to move 2" to the right. The seat is uncomfortable and needs another 2-3" of foam. I ended up getting a 2016 altima and the hip pain took almost two weeks to go away; the seats are so comfortable. What a difference. Yes the Malibu does drive incrementally better and has better steering feel, but it's not worth the passion and discomfort. I test drive over 20 cars trying to make sure I would not end up with the issue of the break pedal to seat ergonomic nightmare of the Malibu. It was between a used 5 series with the sports package seats (the base seats are not any better than those on the Malibu) or the Altima. For some reason I found that most new cars have moved the break pedal towards the left! Huge mistake. -------------- Make sure you take a 30 minute drive in it. the front drivers seat is uncomfortable. I went from a 2013 Altima to the 2016 Malibu and i miss my Altima's seats so much. these are next to the worst front seats I've ever experienced. almost as bad as the 1998 Geo Prizm. what a mistake. i'm going to lose some money to get out of it before i even even make a payment for the car. while the steering tilts and telescopes the seat location, steering location and brake pedal are not tying in to my body. i am 5'9" 168lbs. for 286 miles of driving and i still can not locate a seating position that is comfortable for me. the real reason is the bottom cushion which is too thin and points upwards for some reason at the edge, and they are too short. it is almost like they went for good interior materials and design, but took the money from the seats. I would trade hard plastic for good seats without a second thought.

  • 2016 malibu lt 2.0 ltr - 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
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    I have a long term lease on this car. Everything is great except the stop start on the Eco option. I despise it. I hate sitting at a red light and when it turns green and I press on the gas pedal. The car jolts and it's as if someone is hitting me in the rear. Also the fuel economy on this car isn't that great. I got better gas mileage on a dodge challenger. Other than the fuel and Eco stop start the car is an excellent choice!!

  • A Pleasant Surprise - 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
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    I had a 2016 Chevy Malibu rental for two months while my Subaru was sidelined due to unavailability of airbag parts. I was initially disappointed to be assigned an American make, as I am more than happy with my Japanese makes, a Subaru and a Honda. However, the Chevy proved to be a pleasant surprise. It was powerful and handled beautifully. Indeed, in 60 years of driving, I got my first speeding ticket because I didn't realize how fast I was going. Moreover, the seats were comfortable and body was tight and rattle-free. My only slight disappointment was the gas mileage. My best mileage, with mostly highway driving on level land, was 29 miles per gallon.

  • This ain't no Camry - 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
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    Had the car for a long term rental. Thoroughly unimpressed. Really sluggish acceleration. Transmission not ver responsive especially in reverse. The car wallowed like an overloaded boat even with only two people in it. Decent interior room but not much more to say on a positive note. Suffered seriously in comparison with our Camry and Sonata.

  • A great mid size car that checks all the boxes - 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
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    I read a lot of reviews and drove several cars before deciding to lease the Malibu. While I have only owned this for a little over a week, I am very happy with my decision. It is very quiet and comfortable. If I had to sum the car up in one word I would say it is smooth. Also, it is averaging 33mpg with mixed highway and city driving which is good for a car with this much interior room, trunk size, etc. The 1.5L engine definitely has adequate acceleration in any situation I have driven in including interstate driving. Since I have only had this a week, I cannot report on its reliability but I will submit a follow up in a few months. Overall I believe this is a very good choice for anyone looking at a mid sized car.

  • Unbelievable Problems - 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
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    Let me start off by saying I traded in a little Toyota Prius C for this car (big mistake!) thinking it would be a nice, reliable larger vehicle. I was wrong. I purchased this car in March. With less than 1500 miles on it I have had it in the shop twice. The first time the car had less than 1k miles on it!! It feels like a transmission problem. I am familiar with the system where the car will turn itself off while at a stoplight and then back on again- I'm fine with that system. What is not okay is when driving in DC rush hour traffic, accelerating, braking, or slowing down and the car will violently jerk. The first time it felt as if I was rear-ended. I took it the dealer and they said they could not find any codes or problems with it. A week later, I had to drop it off it there again tonight. The car is unsafe to drive- the violent jerking is scary and in heavy traffic, cars behind you don't have much warning. It makes a loud clunking noise sometimes and sounds like the engine is going to drop out. The jerking is so bad if you don't have your seatbelt on, you WILL be thrown forward and injured. I can't believe this. This vehicle is less than one month old. Another issue is the Chevy MyLink system touchscreen. Occasionally it won't turn on, and other times Apple Carplay won't work. I called Chevy and they offered some "troubleshooting" tips but nothing was a permanent fix. I am having the dealer take a look at it as well. Chevy said Apple Carplay not working with certain Iphones is a "known problem". Then why has it not been fixed??! I am frustrated. I traded in a perfectly good little, reliable Toyota and got this monster. I like the car otherwise, but not enough to buy one again. It is very comfortable (compared to the tiny Prius C). My gas mileage is pretty decent- hovers around high 20's and occasionally dips up or down. I'm very short and find visibility not to be an issue. If It didn't have the jerking problem, I would love this car.

  • 2.0 is the way to go! - 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
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    Great ride- firm but smooth and quiet. Acceleration is strong but linear- not sudden jerk. Average 30 MPG. Handling is sporty- but not a sports sedan. Transmission shifts smoothly and always in the right gear- no hunting. Seats are comfortable. Forward visibility is good, but headlights just adequate. Side and rear pillars block view- rear camera helps with backing, but not great- maybe just need to get used to it. Forward Collision Assist is okay, but rain and fog can cause inaccurate calculation which has resulted in sudden braking for no reason- no cars on rural road. Side mirror alert also shows a ghost vehicles- ie none there. Lane Assist does not work well in wet weather.

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