2018 Chevrolet Malibu

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2018 Chevrolet Malibu Ratings
79
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
79
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Average
80/100
Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Great
81/100
Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.

Resale

Fair
69/100
J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Great
85/100
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize Car of 2018

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2018 Chevrolet Malibu after 90-days of ownership.
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Interior storage spaces
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning
  • Feeling of safety when driving the vehicle

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 49

MPG Hwy

32 - 43

Horsepower

124 - 250

Transmission

6 speed, Automatic, 9 speed, Automatic, Automatic

Engine

Gas/Electric I4, Turbocharged Gas I4

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Review

Overview
The Chevrolet Malibu is on a mission to change the way you see midsize sedans. The sleek-looking sporty-riding Malibu offers fuel economy a full suite of safety features and all the technology you need to stay connected. Choose from five trim levels starting with the L and moving through the top-of-the-line Premier. Take calls and change radio stations using your voice or the touch-screen with the available Chevrolet MyLink. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included. Add navigation and you’ll get maps and traffic updates too. Get more out of every gallon of gas in a Malibu Hybrid. A 1.8-liter gas engine combines with two electric motors to offer up to 49 miles per gallon. And with the Driver Efficiency Gauge gas-saving driving habits become normal. All Malibus come with ten airbag+ and a high-strength steel frame. And electronic stability control and four-wheel antilock brakes. Two available Driver Confidence packages add features like Lane Keep Assist Forward Automatic Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control. Choose from a variety of colors options and accessories and build a Malibu that’s all yours. The Chevrolet Malibu. You can have it all!
Technology
Your Chevrolet Malibu is loaded with technology. Available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi provides a reliable internet connection for up to seven devices. Information and entertainment are at your fingertips with the available Chevrolet MyLink display. It includes support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Households with young drivers will appreciate the available Teen Driver technology a built-in system that helps develop safe driving habits. It automatically mutes audio when safety belts aren’t fastened creates a driver’s report card and more. The Chevrolet Malibu. Stay connected.
Safety
The Chevrolet Malibu received five stars the highest possible overall score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. All Malibus come with ten airbags and a high-strength steel frame. And electronic stability control and four-wheel antilock brakes. Two available Driver Confidence packages add features like Lane Keep Assist Forward Automatic Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control. Should the unexpected happen OnStar Automatic Crash Response contacts emergency services for you. The Chevrolet Malibu. Mid-size sedan. Big-size safety.
Performance
With three different powertrains available the Chevrolet Malibu delivers a variety of responsive and efficient driving experiences. A turbocharged 1.5-liter ECOTEC engine with fuel-saving technologies like Variable Valve Timing and Automatic Stop-Start delivers an impressive 36 miles per gallon on the highway. If you want more power get the 250-horse two-liter ECOTEC engine and its nine-speed automatic transmission. Or for better fuel economy go for the hybrid Malibu. It gets up to 49 miles per gallon in the city. The Chevrolet Malibu. Built just for you.

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