As electric vehicle ranges increase and prices drop, more consumers are considering fuel-less transportation. However, while some can afford two cars — an EV for shorter distances, and a gas-powered car for longer journeys — others must consolidate. Gas-electric hybrids are perfect for those who can only justify one vehicle, but desire maximum efficiency.
Preparing for a 370-mile trek from LA to Scottsdale, AZ, where the MLB’s Spring Training is held each year, I considered the right automotive companion. I knew a pure EV would run out of juice long before I reached my destination, and a regular gas-powered vehicle could cost as much to fill up as the game tickets. That led me to the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid.
This extensive road trip, which included highways, surface streets, and crowded parking lots, afforded me plenty of real-world seat time. Drawing from that experience, here are 10 things you need to know about the 2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid.