For $11,000 less than the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, you can find yourself in the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid. The official MSRP of the all-new midsize hybrid sedan starts at $28,645, including destination. That also comes in below the rivaling Honda Accord Hybrid, which starts at $29,305. GM estimates that the 2016 Malibu Hybrid will return 48 mpg city, 45 mpg highway (47 mpg combined), which matches the official combined rating of the Accord Hybrid. Official EPA estimates for the Malibu Hybrid are still pending, however.
“The Malibu leverages knowledge and technology directly from the second-generation Chevrolet Volt,” said Steve Majoros, marketing director of Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “By leveraging technology, we are broadening our level of expertise and lessons learned to bring consumers a world-class hybrid.”
With a price of exactly $6,095 more than the price of the base 2016 Malibu L trim, the hybrid model is loaded with standard tech features including Chevrolet MyLink with a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a rear vision camera. Other standard equipment on the Malibu Hybrid includes 10 airbags, cruise control and push-button start with passive entry.
We wonder if Chevrolet will allow customers to build a rumored Red Line Hybrid if they so desired.