2019 Chevrolet Malibu
2019 Chevrolet Malibu
Restyled and ready for action, the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu gives your daily drive a strong dose of comfort and a dash of style. This year’s Malibu gets a big refresh, bringing with it a smoother, surer ride and a sharper image. Outside, the first thing you’ll notice is this sedan’s new front and rear styling, both of which add elegance to the Malibu’s classic style.
What’s new for the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu?
The base engine gets a brand new continuously variable transmission, which means you can spend less money on gas. Your entry-level Malibu will now get you 29 city and 36 highway mpg-an excellent return.
Inside, you’ll find that the infotainment system also gets an upgrade for 2019. The new interface was designed with ease of use in mind, which means you can concentrate on the road ahead as you seek new audio options.
What is the mpg of the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu?
The answer to this question actually depends on what’s under your Malibu hood. Most trim levels (all but the top-trim Premier, actually) come standard with the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Said engine is paired with a new continuously variable transmission, which balances a generous output (160 horsepower, 184 pound-feet of torque) with 29 city and 36 highway mpg. If you’re looking for an even thriftier ride, check out the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid. This eco-minded sedan returns an incredible 49 city and 43 highway mpg.
On the flip side, if you’re looking for a sportier ride, you’ll love the top-of-the-line Malibu Premier. This is the only sedan in the lineup to feature the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This powerhouse speeds up your ride with 250 horses and 260 pound-feet of torque. As you might expect from a performance-based vehicle, EPA ratings drop a bit, to 22 city and 32 highway mpg.
Which 2019 Chevrolet Malibu trim should I choose?
Of the five 2019 Chevrolet Malibu trims-the L, LS, RS, LT, and Premier-the one that’s right for you is the one that gives you the features you want at a price that makes sense. As you climb from the entry-level L to the high-end Premier, you’ll find more luxury and savvier tech features. Here’s a look at some of the highlights from each model.
L: The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu L gets you the best deal on a new sedan, but it’s also decked out in tech features. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity display smartphone apps on the cabin’s 8-inch touchscreen interface, so you can use your phone without getting distracted. Standard OnStar is also a big deal. This emergency telematics system can send help whenever you need it, like when you’re having engine trouble.
LS: >This trim is a bit savvier, introducing an in-cabin Wi-Fi hotspot so your kids can set up a mobile homework lab. The Teen Driver system keeps tabs on young drivers with geofencing and curfew alerts. The LS also puts vanity mirrors on the sun visors, a feature that most of us can appreciate.
RS: This is the sporty Malibu that turns heads with its blacked-out exterior trim. The RS also has the right moves. Dual exhaust tips and a spoiler boost overall performance.
LT: Buy the LT for modern extras like remote start and heated mirrors. LED daytime running lights and taillamps give the LT a modern look. The cabin stays nice and cozy too, compliments of the dual-zone climate controls and heated front seats.
Premier: In addition to providing you with the line’s speediest powertrain, the high-end Premier puts a luxurious spin on your daily drive. Simply settle into its heated-and-ventilated front seats, flip on the nine-speaker Bose stereo system, and get ready to live the high life.
Is the Chevy Malibu a good car?
Chevy’s mid-size sedan is an excellent option, giving segment competitors a run for their money with its sprightly powertrain options and smooth, quiet drive. Shoppers can choose from a long list of options to create the Malibu they want, however sporty, upscale, or affordable.
One of the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu’s many high points is its spacious interior, which is notable for its front-seat headroom. We’re also big fans of its infotainment system. Not only does the Malibu come standard with all the smartphone integration features you could ever need, but the system is also incredibly easy to use.