2018 Chevrolet Malibu


$21,680 - $30,975
2018 Chevrolet Malibu
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What’s new

  • Larger fuel tank on L, LS and LT models
  • New Redline Edition appearance package
  • Part of the ninth Malibu generation introduced for 2016

Pros

  • Spacious interior with lots of front-seat headroom
  • Hybrid trim offers high efficiency and brisk acceleration
  • Responsive and intuitive 8-inch touchscreen interface

Cons

  • Limited outward visibility
  • Six-speed automatic can be unrefined at low speed
  • Lackluster acceleration from the base 1.5-liter engine

Which Malibu does Edmunds recommend

The Malibu 1LT with the Convenience and Technology package balances content and price. However, we found the 1.5-liter engine underwhelming, preferring the driving experience of the Hybrid. The Hybrid comes similarly equipped to the 1LT for only a moderate price premium, and it can also be equipped with the Convenience and Technology package.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

4 / 5

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu stands out in the midsize sedan field for its sharp looks and mix of appealing qualities. It's loaded with technology and offers a roomy interior. There's also a range of engine choices, including a hybrid option. Overall, we think it's a solid pick.

Since its complete redesign for the 2016 model year, the latest Chevrolet Malibu is very competitive in the midsize sedan category. Some rivals might boast better driving dynamics or more features for the money, but the Malibu provides a solid and stylish all-around package.

Chevrolet has loaded all but the most basic trim with desirable features, which means you won't have trouble finding the features you want. We also like the way the Malibu handles, and acceleration from the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is surprisingly peppy. The Malibu Hybrid is a smooth and refined driver, which returns an impressive 45 mpg combined.

trim levels & features

For 2018, the Malibu has four trim levels. The base L trim is sparsely equipped, so unless you're looking for the least expensive sedan possible, it's better to step up to the LS or 1LT. Both add a considerable amount of content, although like the L, they rely on a smaller, slightly underpowered engine. The Premier trim comes almost fully loaded and adds a more powerful motor. The Malibu is also available in Hybrid trim with similar features to the LT.

The base L trim comes with a 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, OnStar, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a six-speaker audio system, and not much else. Notably, a rearview camera and Bluetooth audio streaming are both lacking.

The minor price hike to the LS trim adds quite a bit of equipment. A rearview camera, 16-inch aluminum wheels, and a Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility are all notable upgrades. You also get laminated side windows, which reduce noise, and a 4G LTE connection with Wi-Fi.

Upgrading to the 1LT trim gets you all of the LS' features, as well as 17-inch wheels, heated mirrors, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, rear-seat air vents and satellite radio.

The 1LT can also be upgraded with several packages. The Convenience and Technology package adds remote-vehicle start, an auto-dimming mirror and wireless charging pad, and it upgrades the touchscreen interface to an 8-inch screen with navigation. A Leather package is also available, which adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, power front-seat lumbar adjustment, and, oddly, a nine-speaker Bose audio system. The Driver Confidence package adds automatic high beams, front and rear parking sensors, and forward collision warning.

New for 2018 is the Redline Edition appearance package, only available on the 1LT, which adds blacked-out 19-inch wheels along with black and red trim pieces in place of chrome.

The L, LS, and 1LT are all powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (160 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque) mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Malibu Hybrid uses a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor, producing a combined 182 horsepower and a noteworthy 277 pound-feet of torque. It comes with the same standard features as the Malibu 1LT and can be upgraded with the Convenience and Technology package, the Leather package and the Driver Confidence package.

Finally, the Premier trim includes all of the 1LT's features, as well as the contents of the Convenience and Technology and Leather packages. The engine is upgraded to a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque) and paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Also included are 18-inch wheels, ventilated front seats, driver-seat memory settings, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, and unique exterior styling cues.

The Premier can be upgraded with the Driver Confidence package and the Driver Confidence package II, which includes an electronic parking brake, adaptive cruise control, parking assist, and an automatic forward collision avoidance system. The Premier Sun and Wheel package adds a dual-pane power sunroof, 19-inch wheels and upgraded floor mats.

trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our First Drive of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Premier (turbo 2.0L inline-4 | 8-speed automatic | FWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Chevrolet Malibu has received some revisions, including a new nine-speed automatic transmission for the Premier trim in 2017, and the deletion of the 2LT trim level. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Chevrolet Malibu.

driving

4
The current Chevrolet Malibu is a bold step forward for this previously disappointing family sedan. Its long-distance comfort and capable performance are what you expect for the segment, while its sharp handling and available advanced hybrid powertrain are standout elements.

acceleration

4
The standard 1.5-liter engine feels just adequate. Those who prefer more punch can get the Premier model's 2.0-liter engine. The Hybrid's smooth acceleration makes it feel more like an electric vehicle than other hybrids; its gas engine is mostly noticeable when accelerating hard or climbing a hill.

braking

4
Pedal action is smooth and predictable around town and firms up in panic situations. Our non-hybrid test car stopped from 60 mph in 113 feet — excellent for a car in this class. Confident-feeling hybrid brakes are the best in the segment, lacking the uneven pedal feel common to competitors.

steering

3.5
The steering is low on feedback, and its initial turn-in is a bit rubbery, but the turning effort is consistent and appropriate for this type of car. It's responsive enough to instill confidence and can keep up with those who drive exuberantly.

handling

4
Despite its size and non-sporty positioning, the Malibu corners with more athleticism than most family sedans. The all-season tires howl loudly when pushed, but the car remains composed and predictable. It's confident in evasive maneuvers and even provides some fun for the driver.

drivability

3
The base six-speed automatic transmission can feel sluggish and isn't always smooth, with occasional clumsy downshifts and lurches as it rolls to a stop. We prefer the generally seamless powertrain of the hybrid version, especially at city speeds.

comfort

4
The Malibu's ride is smooth and composed, and it deals well with rough roads and undulations. Some might also describe it as firm, but that doesn't make it uncomfortable. Strong air-conditioning along with a quiet interior add to the overall comfort level.

seat comfort

4
Firm, supportive front seats with sufficient side bolstering. We could happily have driven longer in them than our three-hour evaluation route. The rear outboard seats are comfortable for average-size adults, but the center seat is better suited to smaller passengers.

ride comfort

3.5
Impressive control over choppy, undulating pavement. Remains poised where some others might bound about or transmit sharp impacts. Isolates you from unpleasantness but not from the driving experience. Could be too firm for some.

noise & vibration

4
Engine and wind noises are nicely muted, and even the Hybrid's sometimes-on engine doesn't drone excessively and call attention to itself. Road noise can be intrusive on coarse asphalt, though. In total, a little quieter than average.

climate control

The air-conditioning keeps the car cool on a very hot day, even in the Hybrid, whose engine shuts down when the car stops at signals. And we never felt the need to constantly fiddle with the system. Ventilated seats are optional.

interior

3.5
The Malibu benefits from a pleasant, modern and uncluttered dashboard design and a simple layout of controls. Passenger room is on par with that of most other cars in the segment, which means there's an abundance of it. The Accord's best-in-segment backseat is only incrementally better.

ease of use

Excellent climate controls are placed within easy reach with well-sized buttons and knobs. The MyLink screen is prone to harsh reflections and fingerprint smudges, but high placement makes it easy to see and reach. The manual-shift button on top of the shifter needs a rethink.

getting in/getting out

3.5
Front passengers are able to get in and out with ease thanks to a large opening and relatively tall ride height. Rear passengers of average height or taller will have to stoop a bit to clear the sloping rear roofline.

driving position

Ample adjustability when equipped with the eight-way power seat. The seat adjusts far enough down and back for tall drivers. The steering wheel has good telescoping range. The pedals are naturally placed.

roominess

3.5
The front seats are quite spacious even for larger occupants. The rear seat is typical for the segment, providing enough head- and legroom even for tall adults. The sloping roofline, however, makes that space feel confining.

visibility

3
As with many sedans in the class, the thick roof pillars and high rear decklid obstruct outward visibility. The available beige dash top also causes distracting reflections — we'd get black. A rearview camera is standard on all but the base trim.

quality

Acceptable but far from a class leader. Hard plastics up front are at least nicely textured and don't look cheap. Those in back do and are scratchy. Other surfaces are covered in lightly padded cloth or faux leather. Feels sturdy and well put together.

utility

If you have stuff to carry around — big or small — the Malibu is far from the best family sedan. The trunk is simply average, and the various interior bins are not ideal for the smartphones and the odds and ends we all carry around these days.

small-item storage

For a midsize sedan, the Malibu's small-item storage is poor. A tiny glovebox, merely average center armrest bin, smallish door bins, one-size cupholders without grippers and a media bin too small for even an iPhone 5. Rivals are better, more clever.

cargo space

The Malibu's 15.8-cubic-foot trunk is average for the segment — good enough for golf bags and luggage. The much smaller Hybrid trunk is too narrow for golf bags, and the batteries fill up its aft portion. Still OK for a hybrid sedan, though, and there's technically a 60/40-split pass-through.

child safety seat accomodation

Four LATCH anchor points and three upper tether mounts are arranged to serve all three rear-seating positions. Anchor points are easy to find under a flexible flap in the crook of the seat.

technology

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu might have as much available technology as any car in the segment, with most trims including a MyLink touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, onboard Wi-Fi and the range of OnStar services. A full gamut of high-tech driver aids is also available.

audio & navigation

The Chevy MyLink touchscreen system is much quicker than earlier iterations, and we appreciate its large virtual buttons and general system layout. We think most users will find it easy to use. There are 7- and 8-inch MyLink screens available.

smartphone integration

Up to four USB ports are available, along with an auxiliary jack and Bluetooth phone and audio (though the base L is phone-only). Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on the LS and above; they work as expected.

driver aids

Blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning systems are unobtrusive. Optional adaptive cruise control can bring the car to a full stop, but at lower speeds in slow-and-go freeway traffic it makes awkwardly abrupt throttle and brake adjustments.

voice control

Standard voice controls are a bit stilted and require the use of specific phrases, but if you are using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, you can push and hold the same button to get to Siri or Google Voice, both of which are much better at responding to natural-language requests.

Features & Specs

LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)Premier 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD)L 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)LS Fleet 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Starting MSRP$25,125$23,225$30,975$27,875$21,680$23,225
MPG303026463030
Seating555555
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic9-speed shiftable automatic2-speed6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgashybridgasgas
Horsepower160 hp @ 5700 rpm160 hp @ 5700 rpm250 hp @ 5300 rpmN/A160 hp @ 5700 rpm160 hp @ 5700 rpm

Safety

Our experts’ favorite Malibu safety features:

Forward Collision Alert

Warns the driver of potential obstacles ahead (automatic braking is available as an optional extra).
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Informs the driver of vehicles in perpendicular motion behind the car when reversing.
Pedestrian Detection

Warns the driver of pedestrians in the roadway and automatically applies the brakes if the driver does not take action.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.2%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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I traded my '14 for an '18, total redesign, much more roomier... especially in the back seat. Here's the rundown: Pros: It's roomy and comfortable, gives a smooth, quiet ride, has plenty of room in the back seat and trunk, has the features you need on the LS model...without the stuff you don't need ( example:. It has tilt and telescoping wheel, back up camera, OnStar, Bluetooth, internet access, USB ports), Android Auto, auto stop feature, push button start, 6-way adjustable seats, great mileage....so far, averaging 28 MPG. Cons:. Base engine built for economy, not speed---you won't be winning any red light races, no glove box light, cubbies are weirdly shaped, telescoping wheel does not come out far enough, cup holders small and not adjustable, no vanity mirror lights, no rub strip trim along the doors--- car will get dings easily. Minor stuff, but overall, I highly recommend this car, especially for what you get for the price.
Fun
Really puts the fun back in driving. Chevrolet has come a long way.
Giving Chevy a try again !!!
No snow so have not tested , transmission jerky at times when slowing , start/stop takes getting use to (not sure it can be turned off ... comfort / ride & room awesome ... blue-tooth connects quickly , radio has good sound , ... AC works great but vents could be better placed. Loving it so far but too early to see if it holds up the way a Chevy used to (I hope so) Grew up a Chevy guy so excited to give therm a try again ... Overall Happy with my purchase.

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The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu stands out in the midsize sedan field for its sharp looks and mix of appealing qualities. It's loaded with technology and offers a roomy interior. There's also a range of engine choices, including a hybrid option. In this video, we highlight the key features that matter most. From mpg, interior space and technology to design and comfort - these pros and cons will help steer you toward a perfect car.

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Malibu Hybrid, 1.8L 4-Cylinder DOHC, Automatic, FWD, and Jet Black w/Leather-Appointed Seat Trim. All the right ingredients! Gasoline! Be the talk of the town when you roll down the street in this attractive 2018 Chevrolet Malibu. When H2O starts showing up in the weather forecast, the FWD power delivery will help keep you in control of things. Check out our customer reviews and see why your friends and neighbors choose Criswell - We're Driven by You! The New Vehicle Internet Sale Price includes rebates, incentives and dealer discounts; customers may not qualify for all incentives; freight, sales tax, tag fees, wheel locks and a $300 processing charge are additional. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please contact Criswell Chevrolet of Thurmont, MD for details and the most current information. Price includes: $1,000 - Chevrolet Select Market Bonus Cash. Exp. 07/31/2018, $1,750 - General Motors Consumer Cash Program. Exp. 07/31/2018 $1,000 - 2018 Bonus Bucks Exp. 07/31/2018

Iridescent Pearl Tricoat Jet Black leather
New 2018Chevrolet MalibuPremier
MSRP:$37,615
Est.Loan: $669/mo
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Pearl 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Premier FWD 9-Speed Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder DGI DOHC VVT Turbocharged Jet Black Leather. 32/22 Highway/City MPG Ready for car buying made better? Offering a family orientated, woman-managed car buying experience that is second to none. Backed by the power and value of the Ourisman Advantage Rewards Program and supported by our own GM Certified Staff. Interested? Call Steve McClay or Irene at (301)262-7600. Price includes: $1,000 - Chevrolet Select Market Bonus Cash. Exp. 07/31/2018, $1,750 - General Motors Consumer Cash Program. Exp. 07/31/2018

Cajun Red Tintcoat Jet Black leather
New 2018Chevrolet MalibuPremier
MSRP:$36,850
Est.Loan: $656/mo
Waldorf Chevrolet
41.8 mi away
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$9,232 off MSRP! Jet Black Leather. Factory MSRP: $36,850 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Premier Red Tintcoat 2.0L 4-Cylinder DGI DOHC VVT Turbocharged 9-Speed Automatic FWD 4D SedanAll vehicles are subject to prior sale. Price may include all applicable rebates, incentives, and special offers. See dealer for details. Price does not include applicable tax, title, license, processing, documentation and/or electronic filing fees, and freight. At Waldorf Chevy Cadillac we're committed to serving customers for life.Call us at 1-301-645-7000 or visit us on the web at www.waldorfchevycadillac.com. Price includes: ALL REBATES AND INCENTIVES . YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES. Please contact your Dealer for details $1,000 - Chevrolet Select Market Bonus Cash. Exp. 07/31/2018, $1,750 - General Motors Consumer Cash Program. Exp. 07/31/2018, $2,000 - GM Lease Loyalty Towards Purchase Private Offer. Exp. 07/31/2018

Blue Velvet Metallic Jet Black leather
New 2018Chevrolet MalibuPremier
MSRP:$36,485
Est.Loan: $642/mo
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2018 Chevrolet Malibu Overview

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Premier 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD), L 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and LS Fleet 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

What do people think of the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Malibu 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Malibu.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Malibu featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Edmunds Scorecard

Overall4.0 / 5.0

Driving

4.0 / 5.0

Acceleration4.0 / 5.0
Braking4.0 / 5.0
Steering3.5 / 5.0
Handling4.0 / 5.0
Drivability3.0 / 5.0

Comfort

4.0 / 5.0

Seat comfort4.0 / 5.0
Ride comfort3.5 / 5.0
Noise & vibration4.0 / 5.0

Interior

3.5 / 5.0

Getting in/getting out3.5 / 5.0
Roominess3.5 / 5.0
Visibility3.0 / 5.0
Our Review Process

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What's a good price for a New 2018 Chevrolet Malibu?
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Premier 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Premier 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,890. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Premier 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $9,105 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,105 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $22,785.

The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Premier 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is 28.6% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 72 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Premier 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,040. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $8,692 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,692 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $17,348.

The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 33.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 221 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,140. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $8,047 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,047 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $16,093.

The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 33.3% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 267 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD)

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,790. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) is trending $8,119 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,119 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $20,671.

The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) is 28.2% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 17 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

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