2015 Chevrolet Malibu Values
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2015 model year changes
Following a redesign in 2013 and several updates last year, the Chevrolet Malibu sees only minor changes for 2015. Among them, the battery-assisted Malibu Eco trim is discontinued, while OnStar now features 4G LTE connectivity, allowing the Malibu to serve as a WiFi hotspot.
Fuel-efficient powertrains; fresh, contemporary styling; MyLink and 4G LTE connectivity; improved ride and handling
Special features for 2015
The 2015 Malibu competes with mid-size 4-door sedans such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata. With its 2013 redesign, and even more so with the new 4G LTE connectivity, the Malibu is being reconfigured more toward busy, always-connected parents and those who place a priority on fuel efficiency. For that, at somewhat less than the Camry Hybrid or Fusion Hybrid, the Malibu stands out as a strong value -- especially for those who plan to do more mileage on the highway. The Malibu should also hit the mark for shoppers who want a fresh design, as well as those who need to stay connected. Design-wise, the Malibu looks up-to-date with the rest of the Chevrolet lineup. And with the standard MyLink system, drivers can get simple hands-free calling functions as well as entertainment through streaming-audio apps.
Powered by a four-cylinder engine that makes 197 horsepower at 191 pound-feet of torque, you certainly won’t be beating other comparable sedans like the Mazda6 off the line. But this car wasn’t made for breakneck speeds. Its 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway were made to get you to and from work safely (and affordably) with a five-star safety rating that offers comfort to all owners. Newer suspension has been added, enhancing the overall comfort of the ride and improving upon turning performance. You can always upgrade the engine to the turbocharged model to gain a bit more horsepower, but it’s probably not worth the upgrade cost. A spacious interior and improved passenger space are both pluses, even if the backseat is still a bit squishy on the legroom. The optional 7” MyLink infotainment console is decent, and includes a touchscreen. Standard six-speaker stereo system, Bluetooth connectivity and optional leather seating, sunroof and backup camera with collision and lane warnings are convenient features to consider. While priced affordably, the 3-year/36,000 mile warranty should be upgraded to offer the added peace of mind that your long term investment in a new car will be worth it.