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.
Building on its proud American heritage, the ninth-generation Chevrolet Malibu 2017 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.
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.
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 40 km/h, automatically turning off your high beam when oncoming headlamps are sensed or when tail lamps 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 favourite 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.
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.
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” touch-screen display or through voice commands
Chevrolet MyLink™ with the 8” touch-screen display is your portal to information, entertainment and constant connection. Enjoy hands-free calling and more with available Apple CarPlay™. Chevrolet MyLink™ in Malibu also comes with a handy feature that cuts ambient noise during Bluetooth® phone calls by automatically reducing fan speed.
MyLink™ functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires Bluetooth and iPhone, and USB connectivity for some devices.
Apple CarPlay™ Compatibility
Apple CarPlay™ takes your favorite iPhone features and displays them in a smart, simple manner. Make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music right from the touch-screen or by voice via Siri. comes with a handy feature that cuts ambient noise during Bluetooth® phone calls by automatically reducing fan speed.
Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and Apple’s terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible smartphone and data plan rates apply.
Powerfully efficient and paired with a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2.5L engine delivers 186 horsepower, 249 Nm of torque and the kind of driving performance that will be sure to put a smile on your face.
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.
HOW IT FEELS TO DRIVE
Ever wondered how the technology works and what the Malibu feels like to drive? We took real people for a real driving experience.
Just how safe do you feel inside the Malibu? We took real people and showed them everything that the Malibu does to give you peace-of-mind.
What is it like to own a Malibu?
Is it expensive? Difficult to maintain?
We took real people for a real test-drive to show them just how easy owning a Malibu really is.
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.”
Side Blind Zone Alert
LED-lit symbols in the corresponding exterior mirrors alert you when another vehicle ventures into one of your blind zones
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
Adaptive Cruise Control.
Adaptive Cruise Control helps you maintain your selected cruising speed and the following gap distance, automatically braking when necessary in stop-and-go traffic.
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist works at speeds above 60 km/h 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.
6 Air Bags With Safety Cage
In the event of a crash, frontal air bags are deployed to protect the driver and front passenger ensuring optimum safety of passengers onboard.
Air bag inflation can cause severe injury or death to anyone too close to the air bag when it deploys. Always use safety belts and the correct restraint for your child’s age and size. 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 a passenger air bag. See the owner’s manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.
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 80 km/h.
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.
The all new 2017 Malibu comes with a choice of three trims: LS, LT, LTZ.