Trim Levels of the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu offers safety, efficiency, style, and good performance in an impressively engineered midsize sedan. As always with Chevrolet, the Malibu comes in a range of trim levels that cater to customers with different needs and budgets. The available trim levels are the L, LS, LT, Hybrid, and Premier. We’ve got the rundown on what each trim has to offer.
The base Malibu model is aerodynamically sculpted with sleek, modern lines. This design type doesn’t just look cool; it also improves performance. The standard engine with this base trim is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder that outputs 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. This trim also comes with 16-inch steel wheels. Standard safety features include 10 airbags, stability control, and an OnStar emergency response system.
The Chevrolet Malibu LS improves on the base trim’s style with eye-catching alloy wheels and laminated windows for a sportier look. Inside, you’ll find a MyLink infotainment system with a brightly lit seven-inch touchscreen display. Impressively, the Malibu LS also comes with 4G internet connectivity and mobile Wi-Fi so passengers can surf on the go and drivers can stream their favorite music straight from the internet.
The main upgrades that come with the Malibu LT are larger 17-inch alloys, heated mirrors, and an eight-way power driver’s seat that provides exceptional comfort for finding the ideal driving position. You can upgrade via a series of packages including the Convenience and Technology packages that add remote ignition, a larger eight-inch touchscreen, and wireless smart phone charging. You can also add a touch of extra luxury with the Leather package, which adds leather upholstery, a six-way power passenger seat, and heated front seats.
In terms of available amenities, the Malibu Hybrid is almost identical to the Malibu LT. The key difference in this trim level is the powertrain. In addition to an upgraded 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, this car operates on hybrid technology using an electric motor. You get a combined total power ratings from this powertrain of 182 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Owners of the Hybrid trim level can take advantage of the same upgrade packages as owners of the Malibu LT to improve the style, technology, and utility of the car.
The Malibu Premier comes with all the upgradable features that are available on the LT trim as well as a more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that hits 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The upgraded engine comes paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Updated exterior styling details on the Malibu Premier include 18-inch aluminum wheels and matching all-season tires, bright sill plates, and customizable grilles.
Inside, the Malibu Premier comes with heated driver and front passenger seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start capabilities, and an impressive Bose nine-speaker premium audio system. Available safety features include forward collision alert, front automatic braking, and lane departure assist.
Whatever trim level you opt for on the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu, you’ll get a reliable, safe, and stylish sedan with excellent performance.