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The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu ranks 15 out of 21 Affordable Midsize Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Chevrolet Malibu, as well as reliability and safety data. Automotive journalists are impressed with the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu’s strong base engine and composed ride, but they note that it has a smaller rear seat and less engaging handling than many competitors.
The Chevrolet Malibu mid-size sedan was redesigned in 2013, and quickly refreshed just a year later, but still falls shy of the standards for room and performance and fuel economy set by its competitors. This year’s changes are few, but the OnStar system now offers 4G LTE connectivity with the ability to create an in-car WiFi network. The issue: the Malibu faces a slew of excellent sedans in the family-sedan class including the Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, and Mazda 6.
2015 Chevrolet Malibu Price
Pricing for the new 2015 Chevrolet Malibu has been set at $22,796 – $30,600 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2015 Chevrolet Malibu Interior
The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is blessed with an unusually upscale cabin by segment standards, at least in terms of design. The dashboard’s graceful curves are complemented by a tasteful smattering of metallic accents. The materials are mostly impressive as well, with ample soft-touch surfaces, though some of the buttons and stalks have a less substantial feel than we’d like.
The base Malibu LS comes standard with power windows, locks, and mirrors; air conditioning; an AM/FM/CD player; cruise control; keyless entry; tilt/telescope steering; steering-wheel controls; and 16-inch wheels. The LT and LTZ models get a 7.0-inch LCD touchscreen and Chevy’s new MyLink connectivity system, which allows drivers to stream Pandora internet radio and catch up with podcasts on Stitcher via Bluetooth streaming. Turbo LT models get 18-inch wheels; a power driver seat; steering-wheel audio controls; and remote start.
New for this year, Chevy adds 4G LTE connectivity to OnStar, which also now allows owners to establish a WiFi network in their vehicles.
For 2015, the Malibu LS comes with standard air conditioning; power windows, locks, and mirrors; cruise control; an AM/FM/CD player; steering-wheel controls; keyless entry; tilt/telescope steering; and 16-inch wheels. Off the list are Bluetooth with audio streaming, a USB port, and satellite radio.
The central control layout looks a bit intimidating at first glance, but there’s a logic to it; most drivers should acclimate quickly after a few miles behind the wheel. The MyLink touchscreen interface standard on all but the base LS scores points for its intuitive menu structure, and it also provides smartphone app integration, including radio apps like Pandora and Stitcher. However, we’ve found that touch inputs don’t always meet with a quick response or even a response at all, suggesting that Chevy’s still got some kinks to work out.
Reviewers write that the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu’s cabin is quieter and more elegantly designed than the interiors of many affordable midsize cars. They add that the Malibu’s interior materials are mostly upscale, although a few point out some hard plastic trim. Trunk space is above average in the Malibu, and test drivers like the Malibu’s comfortable front seats. However, they say its rear seats lack adequate legroom for adults. Standard features in the 2015 Malibu include Bluetooth phone connectivity, a six-speaker audio system and OnStar with 4G LTE and a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot. Available features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, a sunroof, navigation, a nine-speaker Pioneer audio system, satellite radio, a USB port, proximity key, push-button start, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, forward collision alert, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and Chevy’s MyLink touch-screen infotainment system.
2015 Chevrolet Malibu Exterior
The LT is divided into three sub-trims: 1LT, 2LT and 3LT. Relative to the LS, the 1LT adds heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, cloth and leatherette (vinyl) upholstery, Bluetooth audio connectivity, the MyLink infotainment system (includes a 7-inch touchscreen, voice controls, Internet radio smartphone app compatibility and voice-to-text messaging capability for certain smartphones), satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB/iPod interface.
Inside, although Chevy has added more usefulness in seating and storage, not much has changed with respect the design; big square-ringed gauges sit behind a thick steering wheel at a lower vantage point, and the center console gets a perimeter of glossy grey plastic. There’s a large LCD screen front and center but also big, grabby knobs for major audio and climate functions.
Safety scores are now top-tier, with the Malibu earning Top Safety Pick+ status for last year though it loses the “+” this year. It also gets five stars overall in federal NCAP testing. Blind-spot monitors are a new option; rearview cameras and Bluetooth are still standard on LT and LTZ trims, but unavailable on the base Malibu LS.
The 2LT piles on 18-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, a compact spare tire (replacing the standard tire repair kit), dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat (with power lumbar) and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The 3LT is essentially identical to the 2LT with the addition of the turbocharged engine.
2015 Chevrolet Malibu Engine
That’s a shame, because when you get right down to it, the Malibu is a pretty nice car with few apparent weaknesses. One used to be the underwhelming Eco model’s “mild hybrid” powertrain too mild, frankly, to justify the compromises in performance and trunk space but Chevy has done away with the Eco for 2015, leaving just the satisfying base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine or the strong turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder as your choices. Another shortcoming, literally, is the Malibu’s limited rear legroom, an unavoidable consequence of the car’s unusually compact wheelbase. But other than that, the Malibu has much to recommend it, including excellent crash-test scores, an upscale interior and a quiet, supple ride.
The 2.5-liter engine is one of the strongest base offerings in this segment, providing plenty of juice whether you’re accelerating from a stop light or merging on the freeway. Still, the 2.0-liter turbo is a significant and desirable upgrade, imbuing the ‘Bu with authoritative power at any legal speed. The downside is that some rival V6s the Altima’s and the Accord’s, for example are more fuel-efficient, as is the more powerful 2.0-liter turbo shared by the Sonata and Kia Optima. But if you’re sold on the Malibu otherwise, the turbo is certainly an appealing option.
All 2015 Chevrolet Malibus employ a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. The base engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that generates 196 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 29 mpg combined (25 city/36 highway), aided by a barely perceptible stop-start system that automatically turns off the engine when the car comes to a halt.