2018 Chevrolet Malibu Buyers Guide: Answers to Your Midsize Sedan Questions

Did you know the Chevy Malibu gets its roots from the Chevy Chevelle?  The Malibu name was first used by Chevrolet as the top-of-the-line Chevy in the 1960s and 1970s. Now the Malibu is known as a sleek and capable, mid-size Chevy sedan. Most recently, the Malibu was completely redesigned in 2016. New for 2018, the Chevy Malibu boasts some more changes, including the MyLink touchscreen on the dashboard. You can bring the latest tech with you in your Malibu. Below Ray Chevrolet has answers to your top questions about the mid-size 2018 Malibu sedan. Be sure to also take a look at our available 2018 Chevy models to see which vehicle may be the perfect fit for you.

What Malibu Models are available?

The Chevy Malibu L, LS, and LT are all well-equipped with the efficient 1.5-liter turbo engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Chevy Malibu Premier has a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission – new to the 2018 model. Additionally, the Hybrid version has a 1.8-liter engine joined with two electric motors and 1.5 kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery. The Hybrid Malibu provides electric-only propulsion up to 55 mph.

How much interior and cargo room does Malibu have?

The 2018 Chevy Malibu has room for you, your guests, and everything you need. Front leg room is 42 inches and 38.1 inches in the backseat. Plus, cargo volume in the trunk provides you 15.8 cubic feet.

How fuel efficient is the Malibu?

Fuel Efficiency on the 1.5-liter Malibu models is rated by the EPA at 27 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway, combined mileage is 30 miles per gallon. For the 2.0-liter engine the ratings are 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg highway, for 26 mpg combined. The Hybrid Malibu is rated at 49 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway, with a combined 46 mpg EPA rating.

How much does the Chevy Malibu cost?

The 2018 Chevy Malibu starts at $22,555 for the L model, while the premier starts at $31, 895. The 2018 Hybrid Malibu starts at $28,795. All prices include the $875 destination fee.

Is the Chevy Malibu safe?

The Chevy Malibu received an overall top rating of five stars for protecting the driver and passengers against injury for both frontal and side crash protection from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA also gave Malibu a four out of five start ranking for rollover. From the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Malibu also earned the “Top Safety Pick” label and Malibu was also labeled as “superior” by IIHS in front crash-prevention measures.

Whether you’re looking for a new car, or aiming to keep yours in excellent shape, Chevrolet service at Ray Chevrolet will be sure to take the best care of you! If the Malibu sounds like the car for you, head over to your local Fox Lake Chevrolet dealership or visit the website to start searching our inventory. Then, simply stop in at Ray Chevrolet or contact us for more information. We will be ready to help!