2018 Chevy Malibu combines a sporty look with functionality. It is a mid size sedan with perfect balance of elegance, technology, luxury and space.
The new Malibu appears with more stylish look, though the exterior is mild and it was designed to promote aerodynamics. The Chevrolet Malibu resurrection has made it a preferred choice for people considering high quality mid-sized sedan. The car has good fuel efficiency with decent engine power, while the interior offers enhanced safety and is spacious featuring best technological features. Overall, a perfect combination of a stylish car that also assures comfort. The new 2018 Malibu is sure to be a family favorite sedan in the mid-size as it has a reliable engine and quality components.
2018 Chevy Malibu review of exterior – no big changes
The 2018 Chevy Malibu exterior presents elegance and balance. Actually, nothing in this model appears as aggressive, but it surely looks powerful. The aerodynamic sculpting and the grille at the front are split into two parts. There is the LED daytime lamps running on the regular headlights top and the car rear comes with LED tail lamps. The back features a refreshed bumper and dual air vents. Since it was updated with 2016-year model, there will be no big changes on its design. It will be offered in four trim levels: L, LS, LT and Premier, while there will be also Hybrid version available.
The most appealing aspect of next generation of Malibu is that its outer design is going to be appealing with sexy and sleek curves and the rear taillights will attract buyers. The overall length and wheelbase will be increased. there are various wheel sizes outside from 15 to 18 for the lower trims, while the premier level will have 19 inch wheels.
Same comfort inside the cabin
The 2018 Malibu interior will emphasis comfort, simplicity and safety. It will have leather cover for extra comfort and the accents in satin chrome offer more luxurious look. This car offers more legroom in the rear area. This model concentrates on safety and technology as the main advancements.
It offers best driving assistance featuring adaptive cruise control, parking assist and lane keeping, teen driver feature ( offering ability to control speed and driving habits), and the most important, On Star Automatic crash response, besides the 10 airbags if there is an accident. With technology, it will have 4G LTE Wifi built in, My Link touch screen, Android sync and wireless charging for cell phone.
2018 Malibu specs – same engine lineup as before
The 2018 Malibu will be available with two engine options. Base models (L, LS, LT) will come with 1.5-liter 4 inline turbocharged ECOTEC engine paired with an 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine will be able to deliver 160 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. The top speed will be at 130 mph and acceleration time is around 8 seconds for sprint from 0 – 60 mph. Fuel efficiency is anticipated around 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on highway. The top Premier model will be powered by 2.0-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine with turbocharger and it will come mated to 9-speed automatic transmission presented to us with 2017-year model. This engine delivers 250 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque and it is good for 22 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
Hybrid model for more miles
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid will be powered by 1.8-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine in combination with two electric motors units. This Hybrid system delivers total system horsepower of 182 HP and 277 lb-ft of total system torque. Paired with CVT automatic transmission it will give users around 50 mpg of fuel economy in the city and 45 mpg on the highway. This version of Malibu can run from 0 to 60 mph under 8.0 seconds.
What will be price and release date of the new Malibu
This model, the 2018 Malibu is expected to be for sale in fall 2017. Price will vary with the trim levels, starting from $22,500 dollars to $29,000 dollars for a hybrid. With changes in the lines and the look going much aggressive and different, besides boosting interior comfort, the upcoming Malibu is sure to be the buyers choice. Main rivals of the new 2018 Chevy Malibu will be Toyota Camry, Kia Optima, Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata.