2018ChevroletMalibu Hybrid

If a Chevy Volt is like a hybrid that prefers its electric motor, then the new Malibu hybrid is like a Volt you never have to plug in. That's partly because you can't plug it in, but more because the Volt and the gas-electric Malibu share a lot of major components. Since we happen to like the newly…

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid - 4dr Sedan (Base)
4dr Sedan (Base)
49 City / 43 HWY
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There's a bit of the Chevy Volt hidden in the Malibu Hybrid

The Voltec drive units are awfully similar, but the batteries are different.

Under the hood, the Chevy Volt and the new Malibu Hybrid are remarkably similar. And the Malibu's emphasis on electric drive comes from the Volt, too.
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid gets 47 mpg city

And 46 mpg on the highway.

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid leads its segment with 47 mpg city, 46 mpg highway, and 46 mpg combined.

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2016 Chevrolet Malibu
$16,990 / 29,477 miles / CA
2016 Chevrolet Malibu
$15,995 / 38,659 miles / CA
2016 Chevrolet Malibu
$16,995 / 43,470 miles / CA
2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid, now with 48 mpg city

Thanks to sharing some tech with the latest Chevrolet Volt, the 2016 Malibu Hybrid is estimated to get 48 mpg city and 47 mpg combined when it goes on sale next spring.
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Quick Spin [w/video]
The Chevy Malibu finally joins the true hybrid game, showing it can compete despite being late to the party. Read our review of this gas-electric midsizer.
Doh! Battery leakage hurts GM hybrid production

As much as General Motors would like to sell more hybrids, we'd imagine it would be pretty tough to do so without having the batteries on hand. It turns out that since December of last year, GM has had to recall some nine-thousand battery packs produced by its supplier, Cobasys, which were due for installation in mild hybrid versions of the Chevrolet Malibu, Saturn Vue and Saturn Aura. The culprit was reportedly an internal leak in the pack which caused the entire unit to be inoperable. This set

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