The Impressive 2016 Chevrolet Malibu 2.0T @Chevrolet #Malibu

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The Chevrolet Malibu is an American classic, hearkening back to when it first hit the pavement in 1964. While the design has changed over the years and its size has fluctuated, drivers can still count on the Malibu to deliver a top-notch driving experience, with a speedy punch you might not see coming and leading size + safety features to keep you happy. Over Memorial Day Weekend, I had the great fortune of experiencing the 2016 Malibu 2.0T firsthand. 

Equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged engine that outputs 250-horsepower, the 2016 Malibu is paired with an eight speed automatic, delivering a sporty and responsive ride along with an impressive 37 MPG highway. With technology like variable valve timing, direct injection and stop/start technology, the five-passenger Malibu is a highly efficient vehicle. And since I had the 2 Liter turbocharged edition, you better believe I took to the highway to test out the pick-up and all I can say, is the 2016 Malibu has excellent passing power. 

One of the important aspects I enjoyed most about the car was the spacious interior carefully tailored to the needs of me and my friends. An intuitive center console put the controls where I needed them, while built-in USB ports and an available wireless charging station provided plenty of options for keeping our devices connected and charged. Another great feature? Built-in 4G LTE WiFi, letting us connect up to seven devices to the internet. Shout-out to the strong connection! 

The Malibu's safety features are second-to-none, but I will admit they took a bit of getting used to. Active safety technologies like Low Speed Front Automatic Braking and Lane Keep Assist work to help you prevent collisions before they happen, but when you're not accustomed to your car automatically slowing down or beeping when you're looking to change lanes, it can surprise you a little bit. But these features ended up being incredibly helpful navigating the New York City streets in midtown during rush hour. In addition, the rear-view camera + Rear Parking Assist made it a breeze to get in and out of parking spots.

All in all, if you're in the market for a mid-size sedan with endlessly helpful technology, a good amount of interior space and a sneaky strong engine, the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu should be the first car you take a look at.

Learn more about the 2016 Chevy Malibu here.

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