Chevrolet has announced the 2016 Malibu Hybrid will have a class-leading EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 47 miles per gallon city / 46 mpg highway / 46 mpg combined. These numbers are slightly less than the company's original estimates - of 48 mpg city / 45 mpg highway / 47 mpg combined - but they still compare favorably to key competitors such as the Ford Fusion Hybrid (44 mpg city / 41 mpg highway / 42 mpg combined) and the Toyota Camry Hybrid (43 mpg city / 39 mpg highway / 41 mpg combined).

Chevrolet has announced the 2016 Malibu Hybrid will have a class-leading EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 47 miles per gallon city / 46 mpg highway / 46 mpg combined.

These numbers are slightly less than the company's original estimates - of 48 mpg city / 45 mpg highway / 47 mpg combined - but they still compare favorably to key competitors such as the Ford Fusion Hybrid (44 mpg city / 41 mpg highway / 42 mpg combined) and the Toyota Camry Hybrid (43 mpg city / 39 mpg highway / 41 mpg combined).

Set to go on sale shortly, the Malibu Hybrid is priced from $28,645 and has a high-tech powertrain that is loosely based on the one in the Chevrolet Volt.  It consists of a hybridized 1.8-liter EcoTec four-cylinder engine, a two-motor electric drive unit, and a 1.5 kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery pack. The engine produces an estimated 122 horsepower, while the electric motors have outputs of 73 hp and 101 hp. This setup enables the car to produce a combined maximum output of 182 hp and travel at speeds up to 53 miles per hour on electricity alone.

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2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid to offer class-leading fuel economy figures