If you’re looking for a stylish and spacious midsize sedan, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu might be the right choice. It has a sharp new look that is supported by a good driving experience. The Chevrolet Malibu was redesigned in 2016, so this marks the third year of the current generation.
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is now more competitive in the midsize sedan category. Some rivals may boast better driving dynamics or more features for money, but the Malibu provides a solid and stylish all-around package.
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan sold in four trim levels L, LS, 1LT and Premier.
All the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu models are front-wheel-drive. The L, LS and 1LT trim get a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 160 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission and auto stop-start system are standard. Fuel economy is EPA fuel economy rated at 30 mpg combined (27 city/36 highway).
Standard on the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Premier trims is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that cranks out 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. In track testing, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Premier hit 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, which is about average for a midsize sedan engine upgrade. EPA fuel economy estimates at 26 mpg combined (22 city/32 highway).