It’s easy to forget that the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is actually a hybrid. There’s no special styling that makes it stand apart from the rest of this midsize sedan range. There are no large screens in the dash dedicated to displaying hybrid-specific information. The driving experience is also incredibly similar to that of a regular car, even down to having decent tires instead of harsh “low rolling resistance” rubber. Then the realization dawns that gas station visits have been less frequent, and that the fuel gauge has hardly moved.
This model year sees a completely new generation of Malibu, so a lot of the range’s attributes (such as comfort, equipment and safety) are all part of the Hybrid’s package, too, which you will see as we go into greater depth.