The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu stood out in the crowd of midsize sedans with its stunning looks that carries with it an array of appealing features. Loaded with latest technology that is scattered in a lavish, roomy interior, the Malibu even has a good variety of engine options, that includes a hybrid one as well.
The Power in Action
As shared by the Cadillac Chevrolet dealer, the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu has loaded its basic trim with features that makes it not only desirable but even a wish fulfiller. The average customer reviews say that they could handle Malibu better than many of its toughest rivals.The acceleration picks up the speed from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that leaves no scope to grumble. The Hybrid option for Malibu too is another model that has earned lot of appreciation from even its biggest critics for its smooth and refined drives, which can produce an impressive 45 mpg of mileage when combined. Malibu moves on a standard turbo 1.5-liter inline-four engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission purging out a 163-hp whilethe 2.0-liter four engine with a combination of nine-speed optional transmission can give a 250-hp. Both the engine options are front-wheel drives.
The new transmission in the latest Malibu trims is an effort from Chevrolet to improve EPA fuel-economy ratings of the model, which now figures a 27 mpg in city, 36 in highway, and 30 when combined. The drivetrain of the gasoline-electric in the Malibu hybrid, with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and nine-speed automatic transmission combo comes standard in Malibu Premier to achieve better mileage.
The Way it Looks
Themetal sheetthat makes the body of the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is simply dashing. With an aggressive front end, the mid-size luxury Sedan is a pride for whom it moves. The cabin didn’t compromise on space, and the design wears an upscale look.
The changes in the interior mostly counts thenew features that are made standard and optional, witha new range of available colors for the upholstery. The 8.0-inch touchscreen display is the new attraction for the Chevrolet Malibuwiththree new software for the Infotainment section and this is now made standard. The heated rear seats and a backup camera for the base are installed as standard features for the Premier model,
Child Safety Seat Accommodation
What we liked more in the Malibu is the new Four LATCH anchor points with three upper tether mounts to accommodate a child seat at the rear. This arrangement is made to serve all the three rear-seating positions so that there can be more than one child seats when necessary.
The Malibu of 2018 as described by the Cadillac Chevrolet dealer, offers a 15.8-cubic-foot of trunk space that is average for the segment. The Hybrid trunk however is much smaller but not that bad for its class, though. The cargo space is technically having a 60/40-split as the pass-through.
The Bottom Line
Overall, the 2018 version of Chevrolet Malibu is undoubtedly a solid pick. The latest Chevrolet Malibu appears to be much competitive for the market of midsize sedans with its solid and stylizedpackage of allrounder features.