2016 Chevrolet Impala vs. 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

When you’re looking for the perfect mid-size sedan to transport you and your family around Tewksbury, you want only the best from Chevrolet. You might be trying to choose between the 2016 Chevrolet Impala and the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. Which one is best for you? Read about both of these great cars from Lannan Chevrolet of Lowell.

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Power and Performance

The 2016 Chevrolet Impala comes with a powerful 3.6L V6 engine that uses a dual overhead cam shaft for smooth and steady performance, and direct fuel injection for power on demand. It also includes variable valve timing for optimal combustion, as well as enhancement of low-end torque and high-end power with lower emissions. This engine produces 305 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque, using front-wheel drive to control the steering. The electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive includes a manual shift mode for the thrill of the ride, with impressive fuel efficiency of up to 33 mpg highway.

The 2016 Chevy Malibu comes with a choice of three engines, all of which come with a dual overhead cam shaft and variable valve timing. The 1.5L 4-cylinder engine is turbocharged for incredible speed when you need it, producing 163 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque and getting up to 37 mpg highway with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0L 4-cylinder engine uses turbocharged spark ignited direct injection, producing an impressive 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque with an 8-speed transmission. Finally, the 1.8L 4-cylinder hybrid engine is paired with a generator and battery to produce 124 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque, using an automatic two-motor drive unit transmission to get up to 48 mpg city.

Exterior Design and Features

The 2016 Impala is expertly designed for power and luxury. The sculpted contours create an athletic stance that catches the eye and stirs the heart, with etched character lines to create an aerodynamic experience and a proud posture that makes the Impala the center of attention. High-intensity discharge headlamps provide brilliant visibility, while heated power-adjustable mirrors help you see even in the frostiest weather. Choose 19-inch painted aluminum or machined face aluminum wheels for a finishing touch.

The 2016 Malibu brings style and glamour to your commute. The Malibu’s sleek body and agile stance make your drive spirited, while the windswept curves and etched lines help stabilize the car so you can enjoy a sporty and exciting ride. LED headlamps, tail lamps, and daytime running lights give off a bright and clear light for better visibility while using a fraction of the energy of traditional halogen lamps. Available front and rear splash guards protect your car from mud and debris in any weather or on any terrain.

Interior Design and Features

Inside the 2016 Impala, you’ll find an exterior that’s tailored to your needs and desires. The buttery soft premium leather seats cushion you perfectly, with options like heated and ventilated seating for your comfort, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control. You’ll get plenty of room for five passengers, as well as almost 19 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk and several hidden and lockable storage compartments ingeniously placed throughout the car. Bose® active noise cancellation and acoustic laminated glass provide a peaceful and quiet ride.

The 2016 Malibu’s cabin is designed to be easy and fun to ride in. The center console is intuitively placed with buttons and dials that are simple to manipulate, while the wireless charging station and built-in USB ports make it easy to charge your devices. The heated front seats and heated leather-wrapped steering wheel complement the dual-zone automatic climate control to keep you at the perfect temperature, while a full suite of power features means it’s easy to adjust the interior just the way you want it.


Both the Impala and the Malibu come with a full suite of Chevrolet technology. The remote vehicle starter system makes it simple to start your car even from yards away, while the OnStar telematics system that comes with each Chevrolet vehicle lets you call for help in an emergency, summon roadside assistance, check on your vehicle’s vital systems, and even get turn-by-turn directions from OnStar advisers.

You’ll also get some of the most up-to-date safety and driver awareness technology. Systems like the rear cross-traffic alert and side blind zone alert help keep you in tune with your surroundings, while park assist, front automatic braking, and lane keep assist help keep you on track when you aren’t able to.

Get Your Chevrolet Today

Ready to choose between the Malibu and the Impala? Lannan Chevrolet of Lowell can help! To take a test drive to compare these fine vehicles, call us today at (978) 458-2526 and come see us at 831 Rogers Street in Lowell.