2018 Chevrolet Malibu

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2018 Chevrolet Malibu Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 5, 2021

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The Malibu has been one of the most desirable and well-built cars in Chevrolet’s arsenal, but somehow got stuck in the rental market rather than the consumer's. However, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu comes ready to make its presence felt in the most competitive segment of the automotive industry. With a starting MSRP of $ 22,500, the new Chevrolet Malibu provides a sedan's experience to those who prefer economy over power. Sure, there are sportier and faster engines. Sure, there are more luxurious and economic options. But the Malibu continues to stay in the competition thanks to its spacious cabin, easy and connective infotainment system.

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Pros

Spacious back seat and legroom

Fuel-efficient base engine

Intuitive infotainment system

Cons

Limited outward visibility

Active safety tech is expensive

What's New?

Addition of Redline package

Slightly larger fuel tanks in L, LS, and LT trims

360-degree camera now available


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$21680

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

91 cu.in.

horsepower

160 hp @ 5700 rpm

torque

184 lb.-ft. @ 2500 rpm

transmission

6 speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

111.4 in.

length

193.8 in.

width

73 in.

height

57.6 in.

curb weight

3086 lbs.

ground clearance

6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

102.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

15.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.3 sec.

zero to 100 mph

25.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.3 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

191 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

27/30/36 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

L $21,680 onwards

160 hp @ 5700 rpm | 1.5L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • 16" Steel Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • AM/FM Stereo, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry
  • Manual Front Air Conditioning
  • Premium Cloth Seat Trim

LS $23,225 onwards

160 hp @ 5700 rpm | 1.5L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • 16" silver Aluminum Wheels
  • 2 - 1st Row LCD Monitor

LT $25,220 onwards

160 hp @ 5700 rpm | 1.5L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • 17" X 7" Silver Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Heated Mirrors
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio

Premier $31,020 onwards

250 hp @ 5300 rpm | 2L | Inline 4 | Premium unleaded (recommended)

  • 18" Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Navigation System
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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

7.9

Engine And Performance

7.8

Fuel Economy

8.4

Interior

6.4

Exterior

7.8

Safety

8.1

Competition

8.5

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu makes sure to add all the modern tech in the safety and infotainment departments to match its masculine looks. The base trim is sparsely equipped to keep starting price to a bare minimum, but upgrading to higher trims brings forth what you would expect from a vehicle of its class. The base Malibu comes equipped with a 1.5-liter Inline-4 engine, while the top trim has a 2-liter Inline-4 engine. For those who want to go green (environment and money-wise), should note that Malibu also has a hybrid version.

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu faces stiff competition from rivals such as the Ford Fusion, the Honda Accord, and the Hyundai Sonata. However, this barely changes the fact that the Malibu holds a firm ground when the rivalry gets tight. With excellent fuel economy, sturdy reliability, and a comfortable cabin to sink in, Chevrolet's midsize sedan manages to great value where other rivals might falter. In this review of the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu, we get into the details and help you understand what makes the Malibu special.  

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan front angle view
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan rear angle view

7.9/10
Pricing and Features

7.8/10
Engine and Performance

8.4/10
Fuel Economy

6.4/10
Interior

7.8/10
Exterior

8.1/10
Safety

8.5/10
Competition


2018 Chevrolet Malibu Pricing and Features

7.9/10

The 2018 Chevy Malibu comes in 5 trims: L, LS, LT1, and Premiere that run on gas, and one hybrid. The L, LS, and LT1 rely on the smaller turbocharged 1.5 liter 4 cylinder engine and the Premiere runs on a turbocharged 2 liter 4 cylinder engine. The trims differ in the technology used and the add-on packages that are available. The following table gives you an overview of all the trims and features offered with the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu. 

Trims L LS 1LT Hybrid Premier
MSRP $ 21,680 $ 23,225 $ 25,125 $ 28,750 $ 30,975
Features 16-in. steel wheels Rear Vision Camera SiriusXM Satellite Radio 1.8L engine with Hybrid electric propulsion system Heated driver and front passenger seats
  6-speaker sound system 16-in. aluminum wheels LED daytime running lamps Dual-zone automatic climate control Dual-zone automatic climate control
  10 airbags Chevy MyLink with 7-in. touch-screen 17-in. aluminum wheels Hybrid-specific instrument cluster Remote Start
  StabiliTrak electronic stability control system OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot     Bose premium 9-speaker sound system
  OnStar emergency services Teen Driver Technology     18-in. aluminum wheels
          Chevy MyLink with 8-in. diagonal touchscreen
          Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

 

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The L trim is the most affordable, but it does not come much equipped and has limited access to add-ons. So if you can make peace with a slightly underpowered engine, the 1LT trim balances price and content well. Upgrading it with the Convenience and Technology package adds more comfort and safety techs while still providing a good mileage. Furthermore, if mileage is on top of your list and you could sacrifice a little boot space, the Hybrid trim is similarly equipped.

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The L trim is the most affordable, but it does not come much equipped and has limited access to add-ons. So if you can make peace with a slightly underpowered engine, the 1LT trim balances price and content well. Upgrading it with the Convenience and Technology package adds more comfort and safety techs while still providing a good mileage. Furthermore, if mileage is on top of your list and you could sacrifice a little boot space, the Hybrid trim is similarly equipped.

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Engine and Performance

7.8/10

The 2018 Chevy Malibu offers three engine options: two for their gas engines and one for their hybrid. The L, LS, and LT1 trims come standard with a 1.5 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Premier trim gets a 2 liter turbocharged 4 - cylinder engine which is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid version of Malibu combines two electric motors and a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engine that raises Malibu's city economy to 49 mpg. The base engine fitted in the 2018 model year Chevrolet Malibu makes 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque.

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan accelerate in 8.5sec

This engine tends to make noise under acceleration and slacks while overtaking. The Malibu handles well for its class. The steering gives low, sticky feedback on the initial turn, but it has a consistent turning effort and instills confidence in even those you like to drive on the wilder side. The base six-speed automatic transmission feels lethargic at times and tends to downshift gracelessly. However, the Malibu surely feels like a fairly potent cruiser, with the engine delivering steady output on low gears at cruising speeds. All in all, the engine might not be as athletic as you'd like it to be but feels good enough for routine commutes. 

Models

Chevrolet Malibu L

Ford Fusion

Honda Accord

Hyundai Sonata

MSRP

$ 21,680

$ 22,120

$ 23,570

$ 22,485

Engine

Turbocharged Gas Inline-4 1.5L/91

Regular Unleaded I-4 2.5 L/152

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 1.5 L/91

Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic/CVT

8-Speed automatic

Power

160 hp @ 5600 rpm

175 hp @ 6000 rpm

192 hp @ 5500 rpm

185 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

184 ft-lbs. @ 2500 rpm

175 ft-lbs. @ 4500 rpm

192 ft-lbs. @ 1600 rpm

178 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

Compared to the base engines of other competitors, Malibu's base engine looks weaker than it really is. It does well for a normal drive, and only struggles when you want to make a speedy overtake or a quick merge. The Honda Accord's base I-4 engine does way better than the rest, with 192 hp of power and torque. The Malibu isn't the quickest off the bat, but it is decent enough for a normal drive.

If you plan to stay mostly on city roads and flatlands, the 1.5-liter engine will serve you well. The engine has enough power to keep you up and running with the traffic while still maintaining the economy. If you prefer a little more punch in your ride, there is always the option of going to the Premier trim with its 2-liter engine. It feels more responsive even on hilly roads.

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Acceleration and Braking

The 2018 Chevrolet goes from 0 to 60 mph in a rather lethargic 8.5 seconds. Thanks to the underpowered engine and the clumsy gearbox, power delivery doesn't end up being the Malibu's forte. The Chevrolet Malibu crosses the quarter-mile mark in 16.0 seconds, clearly being disappointingly tardy at the drag strip. While going fast isn't in the Malibu's domain, slowing down safely sure is. The Malibu manages to slow down swiftly from 60 to 0 mph in an impressive 113 feet. 

 

Models

               Chevrolet Malibu L     

              Ford Fusion           

             Honda Accord           

           Hyundai Sonata             

0-60 MPH

8.5 sec

8.9 sec

7.3 sec

6.8 sec

Quarter Mile

16.0 sec

15.2 sec

15.6 sec

15.8 sec

60-0 MPH (ft.)

113

122

123

113

Comparing the competition, the 2018 Hyundai Sonata clearly comes off as the quickest, with an impressive 0 to 60 time of 6.8 seconds. On the other end of the spectrum, the Ford Fusion stands unathletic with a launch time even slower than that of the Malibu. While the Malibu is the slowest hitting the quarter-mile, the Ford Fusion surprisingly ends up being the quickest. Additionally, the Hyundai Sonata displays excellent braking merit at par with the Malibu. The Accord and the Fusion take an extra few feet to reach a complete standstill from 60 mph. 

 

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Fuel Economy

8.4/10

The 2018 Chevy Malibu has been the people's choice in car rental offices for anyone looking to go for a comfortable and economical ride for a long time. This is because the Malibu has one of the best mileage numbers in the market. The Chevrolet Malibu returns 27 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway. Upgrading to the 2-liter engine comprises these numbers and brings them down to 22/32 in the city/highway. This clearly shows the Malibu's merit in terms of being extremely economical and efficient from a gas mileage standpoint. 

Model

Chevrolet Malibu L

Ford Fusion

Honda Accord

Hyundai Sonata

Mpg city

27

21

30

25

Mpg highway

36

32

38

36

Mpg combined

30

25

33

29.9

Fuel Capacity

15.8

16.5

14.8

18.5

Range

426/568/474

346/528/412

444/562/488

462/666/553

The Malibu offers excellent fuel economy with respect to the competition,, which has been clearly communicated in the table above. The Accord's i-VTEC engine provides better numbers than Malibu, but the latter holds a strong second place among competitors. The Hyundai Sonata has the biggest fuel tank of 18.5 gallons followed by the Ford Fusion’s 16.5-gallon tank and then the Malibu’s 15.8 gallons one and at last the Accord with its fuel tank of 14.8 gallons.

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Interior

6.4/10

The Malibu may be one of the last sedans to still use hard plastic for the top of their dashboard. But, the armrests, leg rest, and the center instrument panel are covered with high-quality padding. The 2018 Chevy Malibu is one of the few midsize sedans that can accommodate 3 adults in the back comfortably, even 6 footers face no issues. The roofline is slanting, though, which means headroom may be an issue. The front seats are firm and supportive. They are evenly cushioned to provide comfort even for longer rides. The ample adjustment options can cater to any body size. 

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan cockpit area

The overall ambiance of the cabin feels classy yet modern. The top-end trim comes with generous use of leather, which makes the interior feel very upscale. Build quality feels alright, as there are places where Chevrolet could certainly have done better. We must mention that the Malibu's cabin ergonomics feel good, with simplified buttons and switches to make daily driving easy. There's a good amount of practicality too, with plenty of storage cubbies to help you stow daily objects away conveniently. The Malibu comes with a compelling hybrid gauge cluster, which features all the essential driving data in a crisp, organized fashion.  

Model

Chevrolet Malibu L

Ford Fusion

Honda Accord

Hyundai Sonata

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front row(Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.)

39.1/58.5/42.0

39.2/57.8/44.3

39.5/58.3/42.3

40.4/57.9/45.5

Second row(Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.)

37.5/57.1/38.1

37.8/56.69/38.3

37.3/56.5/40.4

38/56.5/35.6

Cargo Capacity (Cu-Ft)

15.8

16

16.7

16.3

The Chevrolet Malibu comes with a cargo capacity of 15.8 cubic feet, while the competition offers marginally higher numbers. The Ford Fusion offers 16 cubic feet, while the Hyundai Sonata has 16.3 cubic feet of trunk space. The Honda Accord has the most cargo area of 16.7 cu-ft. But the fact that the Malibu offers the best second-row space justifies this marginal difference. The Hyundai Sonata offers the most front row headroom and legroom. The Sonata also comes with the most rear headroom, while the Honda Accord offers the greatest rear legroom. The 2018 Ford Fusion doesn't fare too well in this aspect. 

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan seats

 

Infotainment features in the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2018 Chevy Malibu's infotainment system is one of the easiest and most connective systems in the market. Even if you don't use modern connectivity apps like Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, Chevy's MyLink infotainment system is sure to impress you. It combines large knobs and buttons with an easy-to-understand interface to make connectivity easy and fast. The screen size is 7 inches, which can be upgraded to 8 inches. For those who still trust wires, there can be up to four USB ports and an auxiliary jack.

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan infotainment screen

 

The Infotainment is also offered with a SiriusXM Satellite Radio, which adds diversity to your daily music experience. Speaking of music, the 2018 model year Malibu is offered with a compelling 8-speaker Bose sound system with the Premier trim, while also supporting smartphone integration with the 8-inch screen. Bluetooth Audio Streaming is standard, and features such as 4G LTE and WiFi hotspot are available on fancier trims. Some key infotainment features offered with the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu include:

  • A six-speaker audio system
  • A 7- or 8-inch touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth, a USB port
  • Rearview camera
  • An optional 360-degree surround-view camera
  • upgraded Chevy MyLink infotainment interface
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2018 Chevrolet Malibu Exterior

7.8/10

The 2018 Chevy Malibu has a larger wheelbase than its predecessors, giving it a larger and stronger profile. The Malibu’s new look lies somewhere between the larger Impala and the smaller Cruze. The front and rear doors are adorned with elegant coves which give Malibu a powerful look. The low and wide stance might give the Malibu the air of a sporty sedan, but we urge you not to be misled. 

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

 

Nearly everybody panel in the new Malibu features some sort of contour or character line to add to its masculinity. One eyesore is the boastful ‘MALIBU’ written on the front doors. With a look this distinct, did it really need that constant reminder? To give the vehicle a more aerodynamic look, the nose of the Malibu starts off low with a twin grille under narrow headlamps. There is an option of having LED running lamps at the bottom of the grille. This low-nose design looks droopy to some but impressive to others. The roofline slants back to the rear, which has a pert tail and swept back window. If you squint enough, it almost gives an Audi A7 look.

Model Malibu L Ford Fusion Honda Accord Hyundai Sonata
Curb Weight(lbs.) 3086 3431 3131 3589
Length(in) 193.8 191.7 192.2 191.1
Width(in) 73.0 72.9 73.3 73.4
Height(in) 57.6 58.1 57.1 58.1
Ground Clearance(in) N.A. N.A.  5.8 5.3
Wheelbase(in) 111.4 112.2 111.4 110.4
Track width(in) F/R 62.6/62.5 62.7/62.4 63/63.4 62.9/63.1

Among the competition, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu stands as the lightest vehicle. The Malibu also measures the longest, while the Hyundai Sonata boasts the greatest width. The Sonata also stands the tallest, while the Honda Accord offers more ground clearance than the Sonata. The Ford Fusion comes with the longest wheelbase

Among the features that decorate 2018 Chevy Malibu’s exterior, the ones that stand out include:

  • Aerodynamic sculpting
  • Available LED daytime running lamps
  • Optional dual exhaust outlets
  • Available LED taillamps
  • Optional steering wheel-mounted controls
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan exterior image
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2018 Chevrolet Malibu Safety

8.1/10

The new Chevrolet Malibu gets the best ratings possible ratings from the IIHS and a 5 out of 5 stars in almost all tests conducted by the NHTSA. The Malibu, however, doesn't score a perfect one in the rollover test, though, so if you're going to crash, try to keep its right-side-up! The 2018 Chevy Malibu has many safety features, but most require at least the 1LT trim or higher. 

The safety features include a Rearview Camera, A 360-degree Camera System, Teen Driver, Forward Collision Warning, Front Pedestrian Braking, Low-speed Front Automatic Braking, Automatic High Beams, Front And Rear Parking Sensors, Blind-spot Monitoring, Lane Keep Assist, Following Distance Indicator, And Rear Cross-traffic Alert. Available safety Features in Chevy Malibu. The key safety features offered with the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu can be enlisted as follows:

  • Brake Assist
  • Traction ControlFront Head Air Bag
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Child Safety Locks

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Competition

8.5/10

Honda Accord vs Chevrolet Malibu

These two cars may lie in the same class, but in no way are they a close competition. The Honda Accord has established itself as a leader in the midsize sedan segment, all thanks to its premium look, luxurious interiors, excellent fuel economy, and plethora of driver safety features. The only thing better about the Malibu is its low cost. But with what Accord has to offer, its price still seems like a better bargain. So if you're looking for an affordable sedan that doesn't try to do much else, then you may go for Malibu. But if you are looking for a true sedan experience that is cheaper in the long run, Accord is a clear choice.

Honda Accord

 

Ford Fusion vs Chevrolet Malibu

Choosing between the Chevy Malibu and Ford Fusion comes down to what you look for in a car. If you want a car with a sporty performance, Ford Fusion has more to offer than Malibu. Fusion's sport trim comes with a V6 engine that brings forth 325 ponies. That is something Malibu can't compete with. On the other hand, if you consider yourself a calm driver who doesn't look for quick turns and swift acceleration, stick with Malibu as its fuel economy and comfortable ride will keep you content with your choice.

Ford Fusion

 

Hyundai Sonata vs Chevrolet Malibu

It’s a close call between the Malibu and the Honda Sonata. Both are similarly priced with the Sonata being slightly more expensive. But does the Sonata offer enough to justify the increased price? It doesn’t. Sonata does have a slightly better gearbox and a bit more cargo capacity than the Malibu, but the Malibu with its lower price tag still has more interior space especially in the second row. So the Malibu is the obvious choice here. 

Hyundai Sonata

 

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Final Verdict

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is a great midsize sedan that is packed with every advantage it can take to compete with the leaders of its class. An impactful exterior with a masculine yet sleek character, a spacious and comfortable cabin, including the back seat, and an easy and simple infotainment system. All this while still going easy on your wallet. Chevy does have its flaws, though. The base engine feels underpowered compared to engines of other competitors, and although the base model is a bargain for this class, it lacks basic features like the MyLink infotainment system and access to optional upgrades. 

For the best experience, it is wise to upgrade to a higher trim such as LS or LT1. Malibu does well to display luxury by its sculpted body and looks but lacks an engine that can match it in terms of swiftness and power. If you prefer to have a bit more power, you cannot go wrong with the Honda Accord. For those who prefer the sportier car, the Ford Fusion tops the charts for fun sedans to drive. The Malibu is an economic everyday sedan, but before settling, it is a good idea to look around to find the sedan that best suits your requirement.

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.2

based on 154 ratings


7.2/10 Features
7.2/10 Interiors
7.3/10 Design
7.2/10 Safety
7.4/10 Reliability
7.3/10 Deal Value

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Salvatore

2018 Chevrolet Malibu

Premier 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 5, 2021

2018 Chevrolet Malibu!

Pros - Looks great. Perfect for commuting. Great finance option.

Cons - Little slow off the hook. Plastics on the inside.

Best commuter sedan! The Malibu has been a decent daily driving car for little over two years now. For a great finance offer available back then, I have been paying a monthly installment of $320 for a 72-month deal. It ticks off all basic stuffs including : good space, comfortable, fuel-efficient, a great infotainment system and so on. Plus, it's a bonus it looks quite premiuim from the outside. Anthony was great guy from slaes who assisted me for the ourchase. He was patient and not all pushing. The financing options was the best that was offered to me in the whole Detroit area back in 2018!

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Lorie

2018 Chevrolet Malibu

LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 25, 2021

Got most of the things in check!

Pros - Sporty design, lively performance

Cons - No rear climate vents, low ground clearence

Top pick. Got the Malibu on lease for $349 a month from Don Mealey in Clermont. Really love the looks of this car. Super comfortable; Nice as easy to drive. Love the pep the engine has when you press the throttle. Returns me around 25mpg on average as well. The new Android integration is a nice feature and you can seamlessly use Google maps on the screen. That said, the AC unit could have been a bit more powerful; it takes a lot of time to chill up the cabin on sunny days, especially when you have four people onboard. Also the front end scrapes on my driveway exit a lot. If it wasnt for Marva,we would have had a difficult time with all the paper works. But thankfully she intervined at the right time!

6/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
6/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

HS

Henry T. Schwarz

2018 Chevrolet Malibu

Premier 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 19, 2021

Not so sporty.

Pros - Sport design, punchy engine, user-friendly infotainment system

Cons - Unresponsive transmission, sloppy handling

Not as spritely as you would expect. Chevrolet has done pretty much well in the space and comfort department of this car. But the reason I bought the 2.0l turbo version was in the hope of getting a much more responsive drivetrain than the one with the base line engine. But long story short, I was pretty disappointed with the performance of this car. Eventhough the engine is rated at a higher output the real world performance comes within striking distance. The enigine has got the punch but the transmission hold it back a lot. Everytime you need a quick burst of power you need to wait a second for the transmission to pick a gear to get a move on. Also,the steering feels pretty disconnected from the car at highway speeds and I find it really taking away the confidence when driving this thing around. Purchased my new malibu from Madison and she made the process so simple! Great dealership! Rob Kuberski was fast and clear with the paperwork!

8/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
8/10
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