Pick the Chevy Malibu that you want to drive around Sulphur Springs, and you will find yourself choosing between two engines. Each engine comes with specific trim levels, so you will have to coordinate the features you want with your preferred engine. The base 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder comes standard on the 2016 Malibu L, LS, and 1LT; the available 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder is standard on the Malibu 2LT and Premier.
Chevy Malibu 1.5-Liter Turbo 4-Cylinder
The 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine generates 160 horsepower along with a torque of 184 pound-feet. This engine works with a 6-speed automatic and achieves 27 mpg in the city, 37 on the highway, and 31 combined*. These impressive numbers are partly due to the stop-start system that turns your engine off automatically when your Malibu stops as a way to save fuel. This particular EcoTec engine also has Variable Valve Timing and Direct Injection.
Chevy Malibu 2-Liter Turbo 4-Cylinder
The upgraded engine is also a turbocharged 4-cylinder, but with a 2-liter displacement. This available engine works with the 8-speed automatic to deliver 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The 8-speed automatic transmission helps ensure you get the best fuel economy possible, with 22 mpg in the city, 33 on the highway, and 26 combined*, better numbers than in the previous Malibu.
Chevy Malibu Hybrid
If you prefer, you can also opt for a 2016 Malibu Hybrid. This will give you a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder that works with two electric motors and a 1.5-kilowatt-hour battery pack. This hybrid will even let you reach speeds of 50 to 55 mph on just the battery and has a total output of 182 horsepower. Best of all, it gives you 48 mpg combined*.
Get a feel for the various engine options in the 2016 Chevy Malibu on a test drive around Sulphur Springs, Texas, at Jay Hodge Chevrolet.
*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.