2018 Chevrolet Malibu
Starting at a reasonable $21,680, the Chevrolet Malibu is the affordable balanced beauty of the current Chevrolet mid-sized lineup. The exterior is boldly elegant and aerodynamic without being too showy, while the interior is full of efficiency and classy comfort for up to five people. As for under its sculpted hood, the Malibu has plenty of power, procession, and fuel efficiency for the modern driver.
Offering an eco-friendly hybrid engine is only one of the ways the 2018 Malibu impresses. The convenient, classy, tech-savvy, and entertaining gadgets will make you melt with excitement and pleasure. Whether you are a technology enthusiast, safety guru, or all about convenience the Malibu has got just what you need to drive satisfied.
When it comes to this addition to the Malibu series, the target audience is a fairly wide range consumer. The ones who will feel most at home in the 2018 Malibu though are those that enjoy the finer things in life, without the less than fine price to go with it. The area of Malibu is a known paradise to escape from the stresses of life, and this model was made to simulate that same peace of mind and luxury.
Highway Fuel Efficiency
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is all about giving you the right to live life to your own standards. That is why this model offers five unique trim levels for you to choose from.
The Malibu’s $22,555 L trim comes standard with the 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. On the control side, you will get the MacPherson strut front suspension, StabiliTrak, and 4-link rear suspension. On the tech side, you get keyless open and start, climate control, control center with Bluetooth, and a six-speaker sound system. Finally, for safety, you will get ten airbags, child locks, and a tire pressure monitor.
The Malibu’s LS trim is a bit more expensive starting at $24,195, but the upgrade is fair. It contains everything the L trim has plus a few extra features such as rear vision camera, 7-inch Bluetooth infotainment center, a USB port, and additional compass and weather display on the control center.
The Malibu’s LT Trim level starts at a still affordable $26,095. Containing everything the LS had, it also improves by adding SiriusXM Satellite Radio, white ambient lighting, and 8-way power driver seat including power lumbar control.
Malibu’s Hybrid trim starts at $28,795 and includes the 1.8L engine with Hybrid electric propulsion system and hybrid-specific instrument cluster. It is also an upgrade from the LT trim by inclining dual-zone automatic climate control.
The last trim on the Malibu lineup is the $31,895 Premier Trim which offers some extreme upgrades. Raw power finally comes into play with the 2.0L turbocharged engine with 9-speed automatic transmission. You will also find heated seats and steering wheel, an 8-inch touch display with navigation, Bose premium 9-speaker audio system, dual charge-only USB ports on the rear of center console, wireless charging, and Dual-zone automatic climate control.
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu received a five star NHTSA safety rating giving it plenty of credibility when it comes to its ability to protect. Frontal and side crash tests both got the full five stars, while rollover received a still impressive four stars. It also received a “good” in other safety tests including Moderate Overlap Front, Side Impact, Rear Crash Protection, Roof Strength, and Small Overlap Front.
When it comes to safety features, the Malibu does offer plenty to ease your mind. Upgrade to the LT or Premier trims, plus the additional Driver Confidence package, and you will get the best safety around. These trims include such safety features as automatic high beams, rearview camera, a 360-degree camera system, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, front and rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, the following distance indicator, front pedestrian braking, low-speed front automatic braking, and teen driver tech.
Everything you need to be free and safe!
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu offers three amazing engines with high-performance ability.
You can get the turbocharged 1.5L ECOTEC engine which contains 160 hp. This engine includes variable valve timing, direct injection, and stop/start technology for maximum fuel-saving ability. It also has 36 mpg highway and a maximum range of 560 miles per tank.
The second option offered with the Malibu Premier Trim is the 2.0L turbocharged ECOTEC engine. Its performance at 250 hp and contains a nine-speed transmission for limitless speed and control.
The final and most popular option for this freedom car is a 1.8L hybrid engine. This engine has an outstanding and fuel-efficient 49 mpg city and offers hybrid-exclusive features like a driver efficiency gauge for habit feedback, hybrid propulsion system, and variable valve timing which gets drivers the most out of every gallon.
When it comes to ability, the main thing the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu looks for is to allow you to drive fast, free, and eco-friendly.
When it comes to style, the Malibu offers a little bit of everything. The front is bold with its split grille and slated headlights, while the body as a whole appears sleek and aerodynamic. Neither of these features give the impression of overcompensating allowing the Malibu to fit into professional or recreational lifestyles.
As for the inside, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is a class act. The overhead skylight gives a feeling of limitless freedom and a fresh breath of air. As for the control center, it is compact and easy to navigate while maintaining the Malibu’s elegant format. When it comes to seating, the interior is both comfy and modern with plenty of legroom.
Refined, bold, and aerodynamics are just a few of the key phrases to describe what this ride has to offer. Overall, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is a compact beauty when it comes to style.