As the 2015 Chevy Malibu presents itself within the automotive market, consumers are getting accustomed to the fact that the Malibu Eco is no longer available. The new offering will supply consumers with Wi-Fi hotspot capability that is powered by 4G LTE technology. Last year, the Malibu did undergo a minor amount of enhancements to its front end. Traditionally, this mid-size car tends to consistently get lost within the shuffle of its rivals that dawn higher profiles. According to a variety of industry insiders, the fact that the vehicle gets lost occasionally is a shame given that it is a vehicle with such a minute amount of (apparent) weaknesses.
2015 CHEVY MALIBU: ENGINE SPECS
The power behind the new 2015 Chevy Malibu comes from a four cylinder 2.5 liter engine that is able to deliver 196 brake horsepower and 191 lbs. per feet of torque. The fuel economy for this option is said to be able to provide consumers with an EPA estimated 29 miles per gallon. There is also an option that is a four cylinder turbo charged 2.0 liter engine that delivers 259 brake horsepower and 295 lbs. per torque. This option provides consumers with a combined 24 miles per gallon. The engine options are smartly mated with a six speed automatic transmission that allows the engines to provide the stated fuel economies.
2015 CHEVY MALIBU: INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR REDESIGN
The trim levels of the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu continue to include the LTZ, the LT and the LS. The base model, which is the LS, sits atop of 16 inch alloy wheels and features a power driver seat height adjuster, air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, automatic headlights and more. Additionally, the vehicle will host a sound system with six speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, OnStar and a CD player. The trim level of the LT is divided into a trio of levels that each offer consumers a great deal of functional and convenient features that enhance the ride and driving experience.
This new sedan has standard safety features that include side curtain airbags, rear side airbags, front side airbags, front knee airbags traction and stability control as well as antilock brakes. Additional standard features include stolen vehicle assistance, remote door unlocking, on demand roadside assistance, and automatic crash assistance. Within an optional Advanced Safety package, consumers can reap the benefits of rear cross traffic alert systems, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and forward collision warning.
The 2015 Chevy Malibu was able to garner five stars during its government crash testing. The five star rating pertains to moderate overlap frontal offset impact collision, small overlap frontal offset testing and more. The five star ratings translates into a “good” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
2015 CHEVY MALIBU: RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
The new Malibu for 2015 has a base price that sits comfortably at $22,000. This vehicle, that is currently available for purchase, is available in several colors: Silver Ice Metallic, Champagne Silver Metallic, Atlantis Blue Metallic, Ashen Gray Metallic, Black Granite Metallic and Summit White. The pricing for the 2015 Chevy Malibu, increases depending upon the trim level and optional features that are chosen. Also, should consumers choose a new rear spoiler, front license plate bracket, chrome door handles and more, the pricing for the vehicle will increase.