Due in Chevrolet dealerships this spring, the 2016 Malibu Hybrid’s fuel economy is EPA rated 47 mpg city, 46 mpg highway, and 46 mpg combined.
The automaker announced the ratings, and while the combined figure fell short by 1 mpg from unofficial Chevy estimates, its marketing director of Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers touted the accomplishment.
“The Malibu Hybrid offers outstanding fuel efficiency and integrates the latest technology to give customers a world-class hybrid,” said Steve Majoros.”Combined with a number of available, leading safety and connectivity features, it’s a great choice for those who want exceptional efficiency with Chevrolet’s signature value.”
Chevrolet’s full hybrid is also a huge step up from mild hybrid Malibus of the past and its two-motor system was co-developed with the 2016 Chevy Volt.
It uses a 1.8-liter engine instead of a 1.5 in the Volt, and designed as a hybrid only, its mpg is actually 4 mpg better than the Volt in hybrid mode.
The Malibu Hybrid may also run at brief points up to 53 mph in electric mode, and relies on a 1.5-kwh li-ion battery.
Pricing starts at $28,645 including destination.