Options and Specifications

Malibu is available in four trim levels, each packed with its own list of standard features offering you the opportunity to individualize your Malibu with great optional equipment.

S = Standard  O = Optional  — = Not Available

Safety & Security
  L LS LT Hybrid Premier
 
Airbags – driver and front passenger, seat-mounted side-impact S S S S S
Airbags – driver and front passenger, dual-stage, frontal with Passenger Sensing System and airbag suppression S S S S S
Airbags – driver and front passenger, knee protection S S S S S
Airbags – front-to-rear, outboard seating positions, head curtain side-impact S S S S S
Airbags – rear passenger outboard seating positions, seat-mounted side-impact S S S S S
Door locks – rear doors, child-security S S S S S
OnStar® In-Vehicle Communications and Assistance Service – includes 5 years of the Basic Plan with limited RemoteLink mobile app services, Vehicle Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification S S S S S
OnStar® In-Vehicle Communications and Assistance Service – includes 6 months of the Guidance Plan with Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation* S S S S S
Safety restraints – 3-point belts for all seating positions, front safety belt pre-tensioners, dual-mode retractors and shoulder belt height adjusters. S S S S S
Safety restraints – LATCH (Lower Anchors and top Tethers for Children), rear seats S S S S S
Security system – content theft alarm S S S S S
StabiliTrak® – Electronic Stability Control System S S S S S
Theft-deterrent system – electronic immobilizer S S S S S
Traction control – electronic, full-function, all-speed S S S S S
Mechanical
  L LS LT Hybrid Premier
 
Battery – maintenance free with run-down protection S S S S S
Brakes – 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Panic Brake Assist and cornering brake control S S S S S
Brakes – power, high performance 4-wheel disc with Duralife™ corrosion-resistant rotors S S S S S
Drive – front-wheel S S S S S
Engine – 1.5L DOHC turbocharged I-4 with VVT, Direct Injection, Intake Variable Valve Lift and Auto Stop/Start feature; Horsepower – 163 @ 5700 rpm; Torque – 184 lb.-ft. @ 2500-3000 rpm S S S
Engine – 1.8L hybrid DOHC I-4 with VVT and Direct Injection; Horsepower – 124 @ 5000 rpm; Torque – 129 lb.-ft. @ 4750 rpm S
Engine – 2.0L DOHC turbocharged I-4 with VVT and Direct Injection; Horsepower – 250 @ 5300 rpm; Torque – 260 lb.-ft. @ 2000–5000 rpm S
Engine – block heater O O O O O
Exhaust system – aluminized stainless steel S S S S S
Exhaust system – dual outlets with polished tips S
Exhaust system – single outlet, hidden S S S S
Hybrid propulsion – electric, 50 kw continuous power S
Parking brake – electronic S O1
Steering – power, electric, rack-and-pinion S S S S S
Suspension – 4-wheel independent, front MacPherson strut / rear 4-link S S S S S
Transmission – 6-speed automatic with overdrive and manual mode S S S
Transmission – 8-speed automatic with overdrive and manual mode S
Transmission – two-motor drive unit, automatic S
Vehicle starter system – remote O2 O2 S
Exterior
  L LS LT Hybrid Premier
 
Antenna – black S S
Antenna – body-colour S S S
Appearance Package – includes chrome grille, alternate finish mirror caps and sport pedal kit O O O O
Door handles – body-coloured S S S S
Door handles – chrome S
Driver Confidence Package I – includes city-speed Front Automatic Braking, pedestrian front braking, IntelliBeam automatic high beam headlamps, front and rear park assist, Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert and Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator and Rear Cross Traffic Alert3 O4 O4 O
Driver Confidence Package II – includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Automatic Braking, semi-automatic parking assist and electronic parking brake O5
Front license plate provisions – included with vehicles shipped to provinces and territories that require front license plate O O O O O
Glass – solar-absorbing, tinted with acoustic windshield and front doors S S S S S
Grille – body-colour O O O O
Grille – chrome O O O O
Lights – automatic headlamp control S S S S
Lights – daytime running lamps S S
Lights – daytime running lamps, LED S S S
Lights – halogen headlamps S S S S S
Lights – tail lamps, LED S
Mirrors – power remote control S S
Mirrors – power remote control, heated with integrated turn signal indicators, body-colour S S S
Rear Vision Camera – reverse assist for parking or trailer towing hookup S S S S
Splash guards – moulded, front and rear, black O O O O
Sunroof – power, sliding glass panel, express-open feature O4 O4 O
Tire – compact spare S S S
Tire – inflator kit S S
Tires – P205/65R16 all-season** S S
Tires – P225/55R17 all season** S S
Tires – P245/40R19 all-season** S
True North Edition – includes power sunroof, universal home remote, 18" aluminum wheels and P245/45R18 all-season tires O
Wheel locks O O O O
Wheels – 16" aluminum S
Wheels – 16" steel with cover S
Wheels – 17" aluminum S S
Wheels – 19" aluminum S
Windshield wipers – flat-blade, speed-sensitive with variable delay (intermittent) S S S S S
Interior
  L LS LT Hybrid Premier
 
Cargo area organizer O O O O
Cargo Convenience Package - includes cargo organizer and cargo net O O O O
Cargo mat O O O O
Cargo net O O O O
Climate control – air filtration system, particulate/pollen filter S S S S S
Climate Control – automatic, dual-zone S S
Climate Control – manual, single-zone S S S
Console – front floor with storage, phone slot, cupholders and rear floor heating and cooling ducts S S S S S
Console – overhead S S S
Convenience and Technology Package – includes remote vehicle starter system, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob, interior auto-dimming rear-view mirror, 120-volt AC 3-prong household outlet, Driver Information Centre with colour display, Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 203 mm (8 in.) colour touch-screen display, wireless charging and 2 charge-only USB ports in rear of centre console O O S
Cruise control – electronic, steering wheel-mounted controls S S S S S
Defogger – electric rear-window S S S S S
Door sill plates – bright S
Door sill plates – illuminated O O O
Door sill plates – stainless steel O O
Floor mats – all-weather O O O O
Floor mats – front and rear, carpeted S S S S S
Instrumentation – analogue gauges (includes speedometer, tachometer, engine temperature and fuel gauge) S S S S S
Instrumentation – Driver Information Centre includes monochromatic display with indicators for low fuel, oil life monitoring system, tire pressure monitoring system, instantaneous and average fuel consumption, fuel range, driving time, average speed, vehicle programmable features and message centre S S S S S
Instrumentation – Driver Information Centre with colour display O2 O2 S
Instrumentation – exterior temperature and compass readouts S S S S
Instrumentation – tire pressure monitoring system S S S S S
Interior Protection Package – includes all-weather rear cargo mat and all-weather floor mats O O O O
Lighting – ambient lighting on instrument panel, front door and map pockets and door handle releases on all doors S S S
Lighting – dome delayed entry/exit with ignition key removal, theatre dimming, roof courtesy, dual maps and trunk S S S S S
Lighting – rear reading lamps S S S
Locks – Passive Entry System, includes door unlock/lock entry, keyless push-button start and panic feature S S S S S
Locks – power, programmable with lock-out protection S S S S S
Mirror – rear-view with OnStar® controls S S S S
Mirror – rear-view, with OnStar® controls and auto-dimming feature O2 O2 S
Pedals – sport O O O O
Power outlets – 12-volt auxiliary, 1 in centre stack and 1 in front of centre console S S S S S
Power outlets – 120 volt AC 3-prong outlet on rear of floor console O2 O2 S
Retained accessory power S S S S S
Steering column – tilt and telescopic adjustable S S S S S
Steering wheel – 3-spoke with Bluetooth®, cruise and audio system controls S S S S S
Steering wheel – heated S
Steering wheel – leather-wrapped, with leather-wrapped shifter knob O2 O2 S
Sunshades – LH and RH padded, covered vanity mirrors with extensions S S
Sunshades – LH and RH padded, illuminated vanity mirrors with extensions S S S
Trunk mat S
Universal home remote – 3-channel programmable transmitter O6 O7 O7
Weather Protection Package – includes all-weather floor mats, cargo mat and front and rear moulded splash guards O O O O
Windows – power, driver's express-up/-down, power express-down all other windows and passenger lock-out features S S S
Windows – power, express-down all windows and passenger lock-out features S S
Seats
  L LS LT Hybrid Premier
 
Front bucket seats with cloth seating surfaces S S S S
Front bucket seats with perforated leather-appointed seating surfaces S
Front seat adjuster – driver manual 6-way seat S S
Front seat adjuster – driver power 8-way seat with power lumbar O S S S
Front seat adjuster – passenger manual 6-way seat S S S S
Front seat adjuster – passenger power 6-way seat with power lumbar O8 O8 S
Heated and vented front seats S
Heated front seats O8 O8
Leather and Convenience Package – includes leather-appointed, heated front seats, power 6-way front passenger seat adjuster with power lumbar adjuster and Bose premium 9-speaker system O O
Memory package – driver seat and exterior mirrors S
Rear 60/40 split-folding seat, with centre armrest and cupholders S S S S S
Entertainment
  L LS LT Hybrid Premier
 
6-speaker audio system S S S S
9-speaker Bose® premium audio system O8 O8 S
AM/FM stereo S
Bluetooth® – hands-free phone connectivity S S S S S
Chevrolet MyLink™ Radio infotainment system – includes 178 mm (7-in.) diagonal colour touch-screen, AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth® streaming audio for music and select phones; featuring Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone S S S
Chevrolet MyLink™ Radio infotainment system – includes 203 mm (8-in.) diagonal colour touch-screen, AM/FM stereo, Bluetooth® streaming audio for music and select phones; voice-activated technology for radio and phone; featuring Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone O2 O2 S
Chevrolet MyLink™ Radio with Navigation and SiriusXM Nav Traffic‡,‡ ‡ O9 O9 S
OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi® hotspot capability†† S S S S
SiriusXM Satellite Radio™‡ ‡ S S S
USB port – 2 charging-only ports, located in the rear of the centre console*** O2 O2 S
Wireless Charging10 O2 O2 S
Packages
  L LS LT Hybrid Premier
 
1LT Sun and Convenience Package - includes Power Convenience Package and power sunroof O O
Power Convenience Package – includes 17" split 5-spoke painted lightweight aluminum wheels, P225/55R17 all-season tires, body-colour bodyside mouldings, cargo convenience net, rear vision camera, remote vehicle starter system, auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror, power 8-way driver-seat adjuster, power driver-seat lumbar adjuster and universal home remote 3-channel programmable transmitter O O
Protection Package – includes carpeted front and rear floor mats, cargo convenience net and body-colour bodyside mouldings
Specifications
Model: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu L, LS, LT, Premier and Hybrid
 
Body style / driveline: 4-door, 5-passenger front-engine transaxle (front-drive)
Construction: Steel body-frame integral (unibody) with front and rear crumple zones; galvanized steel front fenders, hood, door panels, one-piece bodyside outer panel and trunk lid
Global vehicle class: Midsize sedan
Manufacturing location: Fairfax, Kansas
 
Engines
 
Type: Ecotec 1.5L DOHC I-4 VVT DI Turbo Ecotec 2.0L DOHC I-4 VVT DI Turbo Ecotec 1.8L Hybrid naturally aspirated
Application: LS, LT Premier Hybrid
Displacement (cc / cu. in.): 1490 / 91 1998 / 122 1800 / 110
Bore & stroke (mm / in.): 74 x 86.6 / 2.91 x 3.40 86 x 86 / 3.39 x 3.39 80.5 x 88.2 / 3.17 x 3.47
Block material: Cast aluminum Cast aluminum Cast iron
Cylinder head material: Cast aluminum Cast aluminum Cast aluminum
Valvetrain: DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder; continuously Variable Valve Timing (VVT) DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder; continuously Variable Valve Timing (VVT) DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder; continuously Variable Valve Timing (VVT)
Ignition system: Coil-on-plug Coil-on-plug Coil-on-plug
Fuel delivery: High-pressure direct injection and electronic throttle control High-pressure direct injection and electronic throttle control High-pressure direct injection and electronic throttle control
Compression ratio: 10:1 9.5:1 11.5:1
Horsepower (hp @ rpm): 163 @ 5600 (SAE Cert.) 250 @ 5300 (est.) 124 @ 5000 (est.)
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm): 184 @ 2000-4000 (est.) 258 @ 1700 (est.) 129 @ 4750 (est.)
Recommended fuel: Regular unleaded Premium recommended but not required Regular unleaded
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 6500 6700 5000
Emissions controls: Close-coupled, catalytic converter, positive crankcase ventilation; evaporative system Close-coupled, catalytic converter, positive crankcase ventilation; evaporative system Close-coupled, catalytic converter, positive crankcase ventilation; evaporative system
Additional features: Stop/Start fuel saving feature Extended-life spark plugs and coolant Extended-life spark plugs and coolant Extended-life spark plugs and coolant
 
Estimated Fuel Consumption
 
L / 100 km (city / hwy / combined): 8.7 / 6.3 / 7.6 10.6 / 7.1 / 9.0 TBA
Mi. / imp.gal. (city / hwy / combined): 32 / 45 /37 27 / 40 / 31 TBA
 
Transmissions
 
Type: Hydra-Matic 6T45 six-speed automatic AWF8F45 eight-speed automatic
Application: 1.5L turbo 2.0L Turbo
Gear ratios (:1)
First: 4.58 5.25
Second: 2.96 3.03
Third: 1.91 1.95
Fourth: 1.45 1.45
Fifth: 1 1.22
Sixth: 0.75 1
Seventh: 0.8100000000000001
Eighth: 0.67
Reverse: 2.94 4.01
Final drive ratio: 2.89 3.07
 
Drive Unit - Malibu Hybrid
 
Type: Electric drive unit with two integrated electric motors
Motors (two); Motor B motoring: 76 kW Motor A generating: 55 kW
Transaxle: 2.64:1
Power (hp/kW): 136 / 182
Torque: (lb-ft / Nm): 375 / 277
 
Chassis & Suspension
 
Front: Independent, MacPherson strut-type with dual-path mountings, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar (hollow); hydraulic ride bushings
Rear: Four-link independent rear; hollow stabilizer bar
Traction control: All-speed using engine torque reduction and brake intervention
Steering type: Rack-mounted electric rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio: 15.8:1
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 2.8
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (m / ft): 11.5 / 38
 
Brakes
 
Type: Four-wheel disc w/ABS, ESC and brake pre-fill
Rotor diameter x thickness (mm / in.): Front: 300 / 11.8 vented; single-piston, cast iron calliper; FNC-treated Duralife rotors
Rear: 287 / 11.3 solid; single-piston, cast iron calliper; FNC-treated Duralife rotors
 
Wheels & Tires
 
Wheel size and type: 16 x 7.5-in. steel with cover (L) 16 x 7.5-in. aluminum (LS) 17 x 8.0-in. aluminum (LT and Hybrid) 18 x 8.0-in. aluminum (opt. LT) 19 x 8.5-in. aluminum (Premier)
Tires: P205/60R16 all-season (L, LS) P225/55R17 all-season (LT, Hybrid) P245/45R18 all-season (opt. LT) P245/40R19 all-season (Premier)
 
Exterior Dimensions
 
Wheelbase (mm / in.): 2830 / 111.4
Overall length (mm / in.): 4923 / 193.8
Overall height (mm / in.): 1463 / 57.6
Overall width (mm / in.): 1854 / 73
Overall height (mm / in.): 1,463 / 57.6
Tread: (mm / in.): front: 1,579 / 62.2
rear: 1,575 / 62.0
Front track width (mm / in.) 1590 / 62.6
Rear track width (mm / in.) 1588 / 62.5
Base Curb weight (kg / lb): 1400 / 3086 (L) 1404 / 3097 (LS)
1418 / 3126 (LT)
1536 / 3388 (Premier) 1568 / 3457 (Hybrid)
 
Interior Dimensions
 
Head room (mm / in.): front: 993 / 39.1
rear: 952 / 37.5
Leg room (mm / in.): front: 1067 / 42.0
rear: 968 / 38.1
Shoulder room (mm / in.): front: 1486 / 58.5
rear: 1450 / 57.1
Hip room (mm / in.): front: 1374 / 54.1
rear: 1356 / 53.4
 
Capacities
 
Seating capacity: 5 (2/3)
EPA passenger volume (L / cu. ft.): 2914 / 102.9
Cargo volume (L / cu. ft.): 447 / 15.8 (L, LS, LT, Premier) 328 / 11.6 (Hybrid)
Trailer towing maximum (kg / lb): 454 / 1000
Fuel tank (L / imp. gal.): 49 / 10.8 (L, LS, LT, Hybrid)
 
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