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2016 Chevy Malibu – Greatness Takes on a New Form


Redesigned to hit the road in style, the new 2016 Chevy Malibu may just win this year’s Most Improved award. No longer dismissed as just another sedan, the Malibu now sports a modern interior, lengthier frame, and leaner 1.5L turbo-four, ultimately putting its past naysayers squarely in place. Chevy is rewriting the history books with its latest midsize sedan, and we like the way the future is unfolding.

2016 Chevy Malibu

If you’re looking to buy a Chevy Malibu near Kansas City, we welcome you with open arms to McCarthy Chevrolet of Olathe, one of KC’s most prestigious dealerships. Stop in to test drive Chevy’s newest darling, the 2016 Malibu, and we promise you won’t be disappointed.

The Malibu Redefines Comfort

With just over two inches added to the Malibu’s length, you’d think it wouldn’t be noticeable. That’s what we thought. But once you open the door and slide into the well-appointed seats of this midsize car, you’ll discover you’re dead wrong.

2016 Chevy Malibu Interior

The 2016 Malibu offers glorious amounts of roominess. No longer will passengers in the backseat have to share awkward glances after brushing kneecaps. Chevy added more than an inch of rear-seat leg room to solve that conundrum. Chevy’s engineers even lowered the front seats and dashboard to increase overall cabin headroom—a perfect change for your tall friend who always complains about being squished. The amount of passenger space, especially when compared to earlier Malibu models, is astounding. If we told you it was a full-size sedan, you’d think it was the truth. What a difference two inches makes, huh?

The Malibu doesn’t stop with a roomier interior. New features and technology were added to this model year’s lineup, boosting its value without increasing its sticker price. Touches and features like knee-height console padding, rear-seat USB and power socket ports, and 4G LTE hotspot capability are just a few of the new options. Most notable in the 2016 Chevy Malibu is the integration of Chevrolet’s praise-worthy MyLink infotainment system. Featuring a seven-inch touchscreen, MyLink can be linked to most smart devices, and comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The touchscreen itself offers an intuitiveness not found in most other infotainment centers; navigating to your favorite apps, media, and locations has never been easier.

Chevy Malibu, You’re Lookin’ Fine

Inside the Malibu is a sight worth seeing, but its exterior is more inviting that you could ever imagine. With LED daytime-running headlamps, dual-exhaust pipes, sporty lines and a sleek front fascia, Chevy’s 2016 Malibu is a new mold from which other midsize sedans should be built. The backend is much improved from even last year’s model, and it’s now fitted with a spoiler and double exhaust funnels to plant the Malibu firmly among the leaders in the midsize sedan class. If Chevy continues to explore ways to improve the design and functionality of its vehicles like they did with the Malibu, we expect only good things here on out.

And what’s that under the hood? Pure refinement, that’s what. Chevy unveiled the 2016 Malibu with its new 1.5L four-cylinder turbo to improve fuel efficiency immensely (it achieves a combined 31 mpg rating, thanks to innovative start-and-stop technology). Pushing out over 160 horsepower, this tiny turbo-four is an absolute beast in the daintiest of forms. Davey Johnson of Car and Driver even goes so far as to say that “this may well be GM’s best four-banger.” As experts in all things Chevy, we feel this is an understatement: It’s definitely the best four-cylinder engine we’ve seen come through our Chevy dealership in years. It’s efficient, powerful, and quiet. What more could you want? (A 2L engine is optional in some Malibu trims if you couldn’t accept that hypothetical question.)

Ready to Test Drive a Chevy Malibu near Kansas City?

If the answer is yes, visit the Chevrolet dealer near Kansas City to trust: McCarthy Chevrolet of Olathe. We have a large assortment of new Malibus for you to test drive—our inventory stocks every trim level from the base Malibu L to the Malibu Premier—in addition to our affordable used cars and certified pre-owned Chevrolet vehicles.

Take advantage of our great deals and specials. Call us at 913-267-5341 to schedule an appointment, or stop by our showroom at 675 North Rawhide Drive in Olathe, KS, to see how we can help find the perfect car for you, Malibu or otherwise.



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