2016 Malibu Owner Reviews (4)
I have owned foreign, was in the market for foreign, and I cross shopped the Malibu Premier... I'm soo glad I did!
I bought A 2013 Malibu LS used at the end of 2014. Good deal, solid car, reliable transportation and nothing more / nothing less, as I expected. Eventually it grew on me, but after seeing the 2016 Premier, you slowly start to realize that the Eighth gen Malibu was but a mere placeholder in retrospect, until they could finish designing the Ninth gen (New Malibu). Prior to this car I've owned two different Oldsmobile Intrigue GL's (great car for Oldsmobile) and quite a few different Volvos (absolutely loved them! still do! will always have a soft spot for those Swedish bricks) So as you can see, I've been around the block, so to speak. I thought nothing could make me feel the way I did about my Volvos, especially a GM product. Despite my Oldsmobile ownership in the past, I'd lost interest in GM after the early 00's. So needless to say, the 2016 Malibu Premier wasn't even a consideration at first. I knew this 2013 Malibu I had kicking around wouldn't be my "forever car" so I started looking around and eventually I had whittled down my front runners to the new Mustang, the Volkswagen Golf-R, Kia Optima and a couple of smaller models in the new Chevrolet lineup. This being my first ever new car, I wanted it to be something practical, sporty, fuel efficient, in the 30-35k range and just easy to live with overall. To my surprise, during my searching the Malibu Premier came up in every category alongside my front runners...so I decided to give it a chance. I have to say especially, if you're looking for a gorgeous family sedan with adequate power and don't want to move with the herd that is the Camry / Accord / Mazda 6 devotees, then by all means, Try out a Malibu premier. While the Camry and Accord offer V6 performance, the Premier offers up nearly the same grunt without the stodgy, "I've given up, where's my beige pants?" appeal of the Camry or Accord, which it has to be said are good cars in their own right. But if you want something different then the Premier definitely gives them a run for their money. What Chevrolet did this time around with the Malibu is day and night when comparing it to the 2013 Malibu it replaces. I genuinely can't get through a day without getting at least one compliment about the Premier. Camry owners, Mazda, Honda, Ford, some BMW people, Some Audi people, doesn't matter who. They love it as much as I do! To sum it up, if you're looking for reliable, refined, sporty, dare I say luxurious?, definitely safe, fun... and fuel efficiency, there is very little else realistically in the price bracket that delivers on all fronts for the modern family. While other cars deliver in some aspects for the same amount of money, the New Premier is very reminiscent of my old Volvos, in that what Chevrolet has done is make an excellent all rounder. It's not the be all, end all of the new Midsize sedan market by any means, but you also shouldn't be turning your noses up at the 2016/2017 Chevy lineup. I urge you! if you're in the market for a new midsize sedan, but don't want to give up performance either, make the Premier apart of your short list! even if it's not to your liking, you will be thoroughly impressed! I know I was and I've been a proud owner for a month now.
I had the experance of having to drive a chev Malibu for 3 weeks. this was one of the nosiest cars I have had the pleasure of drive in years. I would say that driving it was by far the best reasion NOT to BUY ONE. this car had 5k on it one of the things I didn't like was that when stoped for a stop light the engine would shut off till the gas pedal was pushed then it started and operated normal.( I was never sure it was going to start.) Road noise was so bad that the radio had to be so louad that people would look at me at the triffic lights. It ran well on open road handled ok wind noise was bad as well
I chose this over the 2016 Mercedes CLA, Lincoln MRZ, Audi and more-Good car
I leased the 2016 Premiere with all the options. After a bad wreck in another car I was after safety and this car offers it in spades. Front, back, sides, lane assist, you name it - it has it. The only sedan I found with more safety features was an infiniti and it had poorer crash ratings. I test drove about 8 other cars and looked at another 15 (that I didn't like well enough to drive). This car handled better than the Ford Fusion Titanium or the fully loaded Mazda6. I admit, the Mercedes was sweet to drive and had a very rich interior, but had MUCH fewer features than the new Malibu. Not even a navigator - tho it had a SD slot where the salesman said I could purchase a $600 3rd party Garmin and plug it in for navigation. Talk about cheap (or at least cheesy). Likewise the Audi - the salesman said it would have features more like the Chevy does now, but NEXT year... what? There are a few things missing in the Malibu but these have been minor. Examples: only the driver window has one-touch down and there's no lock on the gas lid. Irrelevant compared to all the other features. I've been very pleased. I have a heated steering wheel, heated/ventilated (cooled) seats, plugs for everything everywhere, navigator, warnings about cars coming from the side behind me, auto stop if a car/pedestrian is in front, on star, linkage to iPhone and Siri, a huge trunk, blind side, and more that just wont font here. The warm brown leather interior is the prettiest and classiest of all the choices - doesn't look cheap at all. In fact, it looks very rich and classy. Sadly, I couldn't find that with all the options I wanted and have solid black leather instead. Which seems to show every finger smudge. But it is nice looking.It handles great, does well on the crappy and bumpy Houston roads, and has very decent pickup for a 4 cylinder ... must be the turbo.Everyone I've had in the car with me has been VERY impressed and not a single person thought it was cheap, not even my adult son who is a Cadillac and Mercedes lover (he hated the Ford BTW - saying that IT was cheap looking). A few are now thinking of buying one.My prior car was a Volvo C70 convertible, and this car will never be as nice only because its not a drop top - otherwise, the Malibu with Premier Trim and both Driver Confidence packages is very well worth owning.
cheap components,bad fit finish obvious jap troll
cheap components,bad fit finish? fellow, your post is an obvious lie. any Malibu owner would know that. Love my Malibu, haven't found even 1 thing to nitpick