Underneath the hood, the Malibu offers two powertrain options, both of which produce exhilarating ratings. The 1.5L ECOTEC® 4-cylinder engine comes standard, and renders 163 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. Not to mention, it also achieves a notable 36 MPG hwy1, thanks to Variable Valve Timing, Direct Injection, and Stop/Start technology. Hiking it up to 250 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2.0L ECOTEC® 4-cylinder powerhouse truly has the makings for a riveting performance every time you buckle up. It even lets you spend more time on the road with its fuel rating of 33 MPG hwy2.