2018 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2018 Chevy Malibu is a midsize car that is high on design, style, and function. The Malibu has sleek, exterior styling, impressive fuel efficiency, and a 2015 “Most Dependable Car” award behind its name. The Chevy Malibu is also an IIHS top safety pick with its available Driver Confidence Package option. Technology options are generous for entertainment, navigation, and safety on the 2018 Malibu. Available in 10 exterior colors and several eye-catching and performance-enhancing trims, like the Redline, the Turbocharged, and the Hybrid, it’s easy to see why the Chevy Malibu has received the most awards and is the fastest growing car brand in its class.
27 City / 36 Highway
The Chevrolet Malibu is a balanced and efficient performance on the road. The Malibu comes with front-wheel drive and a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. It has 160 horsepower and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Premier trim level offers an upgrade to a 2 liter 4-cylinder engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission. The performance upgrade makes the fuel economy drop slightly but is a good choice for those who need a little more power. The Malibu has top-of-its class fuel efficiency and gives drivers an EPA estimated 27 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway. For those looking for more fuel-efficiency, the hybrid model of the Malibu offers 49 MPG. The engine and transmission combinations on the Malibu offer drivers a smooth, yet energetic ride, with good handling and nice acceleration times. A suspension designed for a smoother ride, along with responsive brakes and handling round out the performance perks on the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu.
The safety features on the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu are designed to make drivers more aware and confident. There are 11 available active safety technology features on the Malibu. A few of these active safety features are:
- Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Teen Driver Alert System
- Standard Rear Vision Camera
- Available OnStar Guidance Plan and Crash Response Alert
The safety features do not stop there. The Malibu also has a comprehensive airbag sensing system that deploys in cases of collision. A steel safety cage comprises the overall strong structure of the Malibu, offering the utmost in crash protection as it absorbs and distributes force in the event of a collision. With all of this standard and available active and passive safety technology, it is not a surprise that the Malibu has consistently received top safety ratings over the years.
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu offers an impressive list of available technology options. Let’s start with available Chevrolet MyLink technology that lets you integrate your smartphone capabilities with your Malibu. You can make calls, be alerted of incoming text messages, and more all without ever having to touch your phone. Apple CarPlay and Android Audio compatibility lets you play music, get directions, stay in touch with contacts, and more by integrating these features with Malibu’s connected technology. OnBoard wireless charging means you’ll never have to worry about running out of battery on the go, and the included 4G LTE WiFi hotspot makes staying connected easier than ever. Additional technology like available rear-seat reminder alerts drivers to check the second-row doors under certain conditions. Drivers will also be interested in the My Chevrolet App that helps you stay connected to your car remotely from pretty much anywhere. The app lets drivers:
- Start and stop their vehicle
- Lock and unlock doors
- Remotely send destinations to the onboard navigation system
- View diagnostic information
- Set parking reminders
Along with navigation, connectivity, and entertainment, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibus technology really enhances the safety features on this midsize car.
The exterior design of the 2018 Chevy Malibu impresses with its sleek, flowing lines and is both sporty and luxurious – not what you would normally expect from a midsize vehicle. The 2018 Chevy Malibu is available in four trim models; L, LS, LT, and Premier. There are ten exterior color options to choose from. For 2018, The Malibu offers LED tail lights and daytime running lights that enhance its sculpted body design. The Redline trim is available on the LT trim level of the Malibu lineup and brings that bit of extra style to the Malibu offering eye-catching accents like a black grille and bowtie, black wheels with red accents, and additional sporty touches that accent the Malibu’s aerodynamic lines.
Style and function continue into the interior of the Malibu. User-friendly and intuitive technology, like available steering wheel, mounted controls, USB ports for charging your tech on the go, and built-in 4G LTE WiFi help you stay in control and connected on board the 2018 Malibu. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility offers drivers and passengers an easy way to enjoy their favorite music, audiobooks, or podcasts on the go.