EPA Rates Malibu Hybrid as Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicle in Its Segment

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is arriving at Graff Chevrolet soon, and with it comes a promise of fuel efficiency that other midsize sedans can’t make.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just rated the Malibu Hybrid at an estimated fuel economy of 47 mpg city, 46 mpg highway, and 46 mpg combined. It’s just one mpg off of Chevrolet’s initial predictions, but still ahead of its closest competitors by two or more mpg combined, making the Malibu Hybrid the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its segment.

Wondering how it does it? The Malibu Hybrid borrows a lot of tech from the Volt, another of the hyper-efficient cars available at Graff Chevrolet, such as regenerative braking and several electric components. Under the hood, the Malibu Hybrid combined the power of a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors that draw energy from a 1.5-kWh lithium-ion battery. In total, it makes 182 horsepower, making the car not just fuel-efficient but also quite fun to drive!

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