2015 Chevrolet Malibu

2015 Chevrolet Malibu

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All 2015 Chevrolet Malibu Styles

Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr Sdn LS w/1LSGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$22,465.00
4dr Sdn LT w/1LTGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$23,735.00
4dr Sdn LT w/2LTGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$25,595.00
4dr Sdn LT w/3LTGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$27,130.00
4dr Sdn LTZ w/1LZGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$28,320.00
4dr Sdn LTZ w/2LZGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 21
Hwy: 21
$30,480.00

4-door Mid-Size Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $22,465.00
Invoice: $21,678.73
Hwy MPG: 36 mpg
City MPG: 25 mpg

Pros

Fuel-efficient powertrains; fresh, contemporary styling; MyLink and 4G LTE connectivity; improved ride and handling

Model Highlights

The standard powertrain for most of the Malibu lineup in 2015 is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine has direct injection and overhead cams, with stop/start technology. It makes 196 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque on regular-grade gas. The premium engine is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder which makes 259 horsepower and 295 pound-feet. It is also mated to a 6-speed automatic. Both engines return relatively good fuel economy, with the 2.5L achieving up to 36 mpg on the highway.

The 2015 Malibu comes in a full range of trims, including basic LS, mid-range LT and top-of-the-line LTZ. Remote keyless entry, cruise control and tilt/telescopic steering adjustment are among many standard features at the base LS level, while LT models include upgraded wheels, Bluetooth, projector headlamps plus optional step-up packages that include heated seats and remote start. The LTZ includes more luxurious dress-ups, heated side mirrors, power leather seats and automatic climate control. LT and LTZ trims include MyLink, a touch-screen-based system that serves as a hub for hands-free connectivity with smartphones, or media players connected by USB cable. It has integrated applications for Pandora and Stitcher internet radio services. Available on all Malibu trims via OnStar is 4G LTE WiFi, which turns the car in to a hotspot.

Across the model line, the Malibu gets a swoopy dual-cockpit interior design, with quality materials; its exterior design also fits in with other Chevy models like the Camaro and Cruze. One of the design highlights of the interior is a radio face that swivels outward, then up and in, to reveal a large storage space behind.

There are eight standard airbags on all 2015 Malibu models, and separate rear thorax bags will also be optional. A safety package is available, featuring a blind spot warning system, rear cross traffic detection and forward collision alert. A rear view camera is also available.

Model News

Following a redesign in 2013 and several updates last year, the Chevrolet Malibu sees only minor changes for 2015. Among them, the battery-assisted Malibu Eco trim is discontinued, while OnStar now features 4G LTE connectivity, allowing the Malibu to serve as a WiFi hotspot.

Value Writeup

The 2015 Malibu competes with mid-size 4-door sedans such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata. With its 2013 redesign, and even more so with the new 4G LTE connectivity, the Malibu is being reconfigured more toward busy, always-connected parents and those who place a priority on fuel efficiency.

For that, at somewhat less than the Camry Hybrid or Fusion Hybrid, the Malibu stands out as a strong value -- especially for those who plan to do more mileage on the highway.

The Malibu should also hit the mark for shoppers who want a fresh design, as well as those who need to stay connected. Design-wise, the Malibu looks up-to-date with the rest of the Chevrolet lineup. And with the standard MyLink system, drivers can get simple hands-free calling functions as well as entertainment through streaming-audio apps.

Pricing

To get up to date 2015 Chevrolet Malibu values, we highly recommend you evaluate and compare the Retail, Private Party, and/or Trade-In Values from the following reputable market pricing providers:

Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Atlantis Blue Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GWY)

  • Jet Black/Titanium
 

Black Granite Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GAR)

  • Jet Black/Titanium
 

Champagne Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GWT)

  • Jet Black/Titanium
 

Summit White

Manufacturers Code: (GAZ)

  • Jet Black/Titanium
 

Silver Ice Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GAN)

  • Jet Black/Titanium
 

Ashen Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GLJ)

  • Jet Black/Titanium

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationMidsize Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Order CodeMNH
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.96
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.45
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.75
Reverse Ratio (:1)2.84
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)2.64
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy36 MPG
Cruising Range - City395.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City25 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined29 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy568.80 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine Order CodeLKW
Engine TypeGas I4
Displacement2.5L/150
Fuel SystemDirect Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM196 @ 6300
SAE Net Torque @ RPM191 @ 4400
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity7.5 qts

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume100.3 ft³
Front Head Room39.00 in
Front Leg Room42.10 in
Front Shoulder Room57.50 in
Front Hip Room55.00 in
Second Head Room37.50 in
Second Leg Room36.80 in
Second Shoulder Room57.10 in
Second Hip Room54.30 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase107.80 in
Length, Overall191.50 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors73.00 in
Height, Overall57.60 in
Track Width, Front62.20 in
Track Width, Rear62.00 in
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume16.3 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3393 lbs
Trailering
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontMacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - RearFour-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire Order CodeQPE
Rear Tire Order CodeQPE
Front Tire SizeP215/60R16
Rear Tire SizeP215/60R16
Wheels
Front Wheel Size16 x 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size16 x 7.5 in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Steering
Steering TypeElectric Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall15.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)2.68
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb37.4 ft
Brakes
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.7 x -TBD- in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.5 x -TBD- in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx15.8 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
5 Years/100,000 Miles

Corrosion:
3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through
6 Years/100,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/100,000 Miles

Maintenance:
2 Years/24,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *
Driver (Male): * * * * * Passenger (Female): * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver (Male): * * * * Rear Passenger (Female): * * * * *

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat (Female): * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

US NHTSA ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 11.1%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V164000

Mfg's Report Date:
MAR 23, 2015

Component:
VISIBILITY

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
87,063

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles October 24, 2011, to March 5, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the Slide or Tilt switch for the roof panel may not be adequately recessed to prevent the switch from inadvertently being pressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 118, "Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems."

Consequence:
The Slide or Tilt roof panel switch may inadvertently be pressed and the roof panel may auto-close unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a pinch injury.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the Body Control Module (BCM) software to remove auto-close feature for certain switch positions, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15176.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V666000

Mfg's Report Date:
OCT 16, 2015

Component:
AIR BAGS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
395

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro, Equinox, Malibu, and GMC Terrain vehicles. The affected vehicles have front seat-mounted side impact air bags whose inflator may rupture upon its deployment.

Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of one or both of the side impact air bags, the air bag's inflator may rupture and the air bag may not properly inflate. The rupture could cause metal fragments to strike the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death. Additionally, if the air bag does not properly inflate, the driver or passenger is at an increased risk of injury.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side impact air bag modules, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 19, 2015. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 01320.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V502000

Mfg's Report Date:
JUL 05, 2016

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , POWER TRAIN

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
7,620

Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick Verano and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in PARK. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

Consequence:
If the key is removed without the transmission in PARK, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buiick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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