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Whats the deal on the Malibu hybrid. They seem to be the rarest hybrid out there. Looking at fuelly.com it appears the mpg stated is a lot less than the 46 mpg EPA claimed.

I wonder if GM will continue with a 2018 model, or perhaps a plug in with the more fuel efficient, I believe anyway,
1.5 engine, currently used in the Volt.

As far as looks, in my opinion, the Malibu is one of the best looking 4 door sedans out there.
 

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Can't really do the fuel economy numbers right now, since it hasn't been out long enough to gauge 12 months.

Tough to sell at the comparatively high price in a market with people going to different body styles or wanting a plug.

Also, their previous hybrid was terrible so it's possible that it's simply not getting consideration.
 

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Got one in the shop now, ran over something in the road that was very hard. Total damage around $10k, have to replace the high voltage cables, engine cradle and the drive unit because of the damage. The insurance company is taking care of this car which has less then 5000 miles on it.
 

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I just completed a 1000 mile road trip, 80/20 mix of freeway/city, in a rented Malibu, 2.0 L turbo. The overall mpg, and I was not gentle on the gas pedal, was 34 mpg. Cold weather, temperatures as low as -4 F, never above freezing. Cruise set at a constant 45 mph, the gas-o-meter was bouncing in the high 40's.
I'd be hard pressed to justify spending extra money on a hybrid version unless I was commuting in stop and go traffic. OTOH, a PHEV Malibu that doesn't much compromise the interior space would be awesome.
 
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