2018 Chevy Malibu Continues Its Reign as the Best Mid-Sized Sedan Available Today
Since its debut in 2016, the current-generation Chevy Malibu has been a favorite of drivers everywhere thanks to its sophisticated styling and fantastic tech features. With the new 2018 Chevy Malibu, the automaker continues its tradition of designing sharp cars that manage to stand out even among all the gorgeous cars on Chevy dealership lots.
The 2018 Chevy Malibu is the best mid-size sedan option you’ll find at any local car dealership near you and it’s available for a price that won’t break the bank. Whether you choose the Malibu L, LS, LT, Premier, or Hybrid, you’re guaranteed to find yourself riding around town in a car that will turn heads.
The Malibu is available starting at $22,555 with a range of spectacular features and a solid batch of powertrain options. A 1.5-liter EcoTec turbocharged in-line four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing, direct fuel injection and start/stop technology is available as the base engine inside the Malibu L, LS, and LT. The 1.5-liter engine generates 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,500-3,000 RPMs when paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.
It might be no-frills, but the 1.5-liter EcoTec is nothing to scoff at–it has an EPA fuel economy rating of 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. With the new 15.8-gallon tank inside the L, LS and LT trim levels, you could take a 500-mile road trip on the highway and never have to refuel.
Of course, if fuel economy numbers are the stat that makes or breaks a purchase for you, you won’t do better than the 2018 Malibu Hybrid’s 1.8-liter four-cylinder hybrid gas/electric propulsion engine. The Hybrid gets 50W of continuous power and returns an EPA-estimated 49 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway.
But what really keeps the 2018 Chevy Malibu flying off of Chevy dealer lots is its incredible range of technology features, especially given the vehicle’s low starting price. The base Malibu L trim level comes standard with StabiliTrak electronic stability control, a 3.5-inch driver information dashboard display, Bluetooth streaming audio support, an OnStar Guidance Plan with Automatic Crash Response and Turn-by-Turn navigation, and a Rear Seat Reminder system.
Upgrading your trim level will get you even more features, like Chevy’s Teen Driver feature which allows parents to set a maximum vehicle speed, music volume and even send home a report on driving activity via the car’s Chevrolet MyLink system.
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