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Chevy prices 2016 Malibu

by Drew Johnson

Chevy\'s new Malibu will list from $22,500.

Chevrolet has announced pricing for its all-new 2016 Malibu mid-size sedan. Introduced at the 2015 New York auto show, the new Malibu should begin surfacing on dealer lots over the next few weeks.

For the new model year Chevy will offer the Malibu in five different trim levels — L, LS, LT, Hybrid and Premier. Push button start, automatic start-stop and 10 airbags will be standard across all model lines.

The base Malibu L will carry a retail price of $22,500, which includes an $875 destination charge. The Malibu L is powered by a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine developing 160 horsepower and 185 lb-ft or torque.

The step-up Malibu LS, which includes upgrades like a 7-inch touchscreen audio system, Chevrolet MyLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and a rear-view camera, will list from $23,995. The LS is also powered by Chevy's 1.5L.

The Malibu LT gets the standard features of the L plus LED daytime running lights and 8-way power driving seats. The LT will carry an MSRP of $25,895.

For those looking for a little more power, the LT model can be equipped with a 2.0L turbo-four with 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque on tap. The upgraded motor bumps the Malibu LT's price point to $29,495.

The top-spec Malibu Premier, which also gets the 2.0L, will list from $31,795.

General Motors estimates that Malibu models equipped with the 1.5L will return 27mpg in the city and 37mpg on the highway. The bigger 2.0T is expected to be certified for 22mpg in the city and 32mpg on the highway. The EPA has not released official fuel economy figures for either engine.

Chevy is holding off on pricing information for the Malibu Hybrid until closer to the car's Spring 2016 launch date, but the automaker says the gas-electric will be good for 48mpg and 45mpg on the highway, netting a combined rating of 47mpg.

Live photo by Brian Williams.

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