Chevrolet announced this week that its hybridized version of the mid-sized Malibu would commence at $ 28,645 which includes location, for a fuel-sipping, 48 city-mpg, lengthy-legged miler with all sorts of excellent appears.
Those are the facts.
Also accurate: the Ford Fusion Hybrid is $ three,585 less pricey (despite the fact that it only manages 41 mpg in the city), the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is $ 1,810 less pricey (40 mpg city), the Toyota Camry Hybrid is $ 1,220 much less dear (despite the fact that it manages 43 mpg in the city) — so only the 50-mpg Honda Accord Hybrid starts at a greater price ($ 1,495 far more).
The Malibu Hybrid will be accessible only in LT trim when it goes on sale in the spring.
The hybrid Malibu sedan sports a 1.eight-liter turbo 4 and a 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery that can power the automobile alone up to 55 mph. According to Chevrolet, the automobile weighs 300 pounds significantly less than its predecessor, but sports a 4-inch longer wheelbase.
The Malibu Hybrid will sport a 7-inch MyLink touchscreen (an 8-inch screen will be offered) and LTE hotspot as regular.
A nation of potential mid-size hybrid buyers just wondered aloud if the mid-size, middle-priced Malibu Hybrid constituted a great deal from the Bow Tie brand.