American Cars Under $25,000

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Chevrolet Malibu
Price: Starting at $21,625
Chevrolet introduced the Malibu name back in 1964 — when it was a top-line version of the Chevelle — making it the longest running midsize nameplate in the industry. The all-new ninth generation Malibu debuted last year at the New York Auto Show and is now on sale, proving this family sedan has come a long way since the first version hit the streets in 1964. Larger but lighter than the outgoing version, the 2016 Malibu offers more interior space as well as improved fuel efficiency. The standard engine is a 163-horsepower 1.5-liter turbo with start/stop technology with an optional high-output 250-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo mated with a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The new Malibu Hybrid teams an all-new 1.8-liter turbo engine with a 2-motor electric drive unit for a total of 182 horsepower, employing technology from the Chevrolet Volt to achieve an impressive 48 mpg in the city, 45 mpg on the highway. Malibu offers new Chevrolet MyLink with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

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