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2015 Chevy Malibu: America’s Award-Winning Midsize Sedan


Toyota can’t say it. Neither can Ford or Honda. Chevrolet is the most awarded car company in the past 12 months (ending March 2015). So it should come as no surprise that Chevy’s iconic Malibu was rated by J.D. Power as “The Highest Ranked Midsize Car in Initial Quality and Long-Term Dependability” in 2014 and “Most Dependable Midsize Car” in 2015.

2016 Chevy Malibu

Setting the standard for quality and performance

These prestigious accolades are just the latest chapter of the Malibu’s 50-year success story. Reaching back into history, the original 1964 Chevy Chevelle Malibu SS perfectly captured the freewheeling and sun-drenched lifestyle of the hip southern California coast which the entire country aspired to emulate. Offering a sporty design and many standard features, the ’64 Malibu SS came as a two-door hardtop, a two-door convertible, a four-door sedan, and a station wagon. It was originally powered by Chevy’s 300-hp 327-cu. in. small block V8. During its 35 years of production, more than 8.5 million vehicles bearing the Malibu name were made. And it’s still going strong.
Throughout its storied half-century of groundbreaking automotive history, the Chevy Malibu has always represented quality, performance, style, reliability, and value. And the 2015 Chevy Malibu continues this proud American tradition, creating its own legacy of innovation for today’s discriminating buyers.

Head-turning good looks inside and out

The 2015 Chevy Malibu’s handsome exterior not only grabs admiring glances, it’s aerodynamically designed to cheat the wind at every curve and angle for increased fuel economy. The Malibu’s bold styling features classic rectangular rear LED tail lights, swept back projector-beam headlights, a long sloping hood, integrated rear spoiler, and muscular wheel arches.
No less impressive is the 2015 Malibu’s spacious, refined, and substantial interior. Premium soft-touch materials abound, expressing tasteful luxury, exacting attention to detail, and superior fit and finish. There’s plenty of head and legroom both in the front and rear to stretch out and be comfortable.
The interior also has lots of thoughtful storage spaces throughout for electronic gadgets and phones. The seven-inch touchscreen color display mounted above the center stack even swings up to provide an additional hidden storage compartment. The split, fold-down 60/40 back seats open up into the Malibu’s cavernous trunk, easily accommodating plenty of gear. Special ambient lighting on the instrument panel and doors add yet another sophisticated element.

Where performance and innovation meet

The 2015 Malibu’s performance and outstanding handling credentials combine with cutting-edge engineering to create an entertaining driving experience. This is thanks, in part, to innovative “start/stop” technology that momentarily shuts off the engine when the brakes are applied and the car comes to a stop. Then, the engine seamlessly starts up again as soon as the brake is released and the gas is applied. As a result, the 2015 Malibu can claim an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway. The 196-hp 2.5 liter ECOTEC® four-cylinder with Intake Valve Lift Control is another engineering marvel.
In low-lift mode, the engine takes in only the amount of air needed for optimal fuel economy. Step on the gas, however, and high-lift mode kicks in to unleash all 196 horses for power when you need it. You can also opt for the performance of a V6 packed into a 2.0 liter turbocharged ECOTEC® four cylinder, which generates a segment-leading 295 lb.-ft. of torque for excellent performance that is both exhilarating and economical at the same time.

The latest in advanced technology and safety

Naturally, you would expect a car this forward-thinking to come equipped with the most advanced technology. And the Malibu doesn’t disappoint with a dazzling array of features designed to keep you connected, informed, and entertained. It all starts with the available Chevrolet MyLink, a suite of Bluetooth® compatible and smartphone-enabled wireless technologies that allow hands-free calling, voice-command control of audio functions, navigation, and more. Additionally, you can connect a flash drive or MP3 player via the integrated USB port, and be entertained with Pandora Internet and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. And the 2015 Chevy Malibu offers the most powerful and reliable 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot data connectivity of any automaker, allowing you to link up to seven mobile devices simultaneously.
The Chevy Malibu also excels when it comes to safety, which is why it received a five-star overall NHTSA safety rating. High-strength steel is used to create a sturdy passenger cage, and the Malibu comes equipped with 10 standard airbags. Additionally, available safety features include rear cross-traffic alert, side blind zone alert, and available rear backup camera. Plus, the 2015 Malibu also comes equipped with four-wheel antilock brakes, and the StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control.
The 2015 Chevy Malibu: After a remarkable 50 years, it’s still leading the way.

Experience the Award-Winning 2015 Chevy Malibu at McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit

As your hometown Chevy dealership near Kansas City, MO, McCarthy Chevrolet Lee’s Summit is where you’ll find exceptional savings on our entire lineup of award-winning 2015 Chevrolet cars and trucks. Let us show you how easy it is to drive home in a new Chevy with special financing offers, dealer discounts, and manufacturer incentives. Our Chevy dealership is conveniently located at 945 SE Oldham Parkway, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. For sales, call 888-769-1821, or for service, call 888-720-6704.

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