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New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 36 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, 1.5L turbo DOHC 4-cylinder DI with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) (160 hp [119.3 kW] @ 5700 rpm, 184 lb-ft torque [248.4 N-m] @ 2500-3000 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic
  • Engine control, stop-start system
  • Axle, 3.23 final drive ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Suspension, front MacPherson strut
  • Suspension, rear 4-link, independent
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Brake rotors, Duralife
  • Brake lining, high-performance, noise and dust performance
  • Brake, parking, manual
  • Fueling system, capless
  • Fuel door, push open
  • Tool kit, road emergency

Exterior Features

  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) steel with cover
  • Tires, P205/65R16 all-season, blackwall
  • Wheel, spare, 16" (40.6 cm) steel
  • Tire, compact spare, T125/80R16
  • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
  • Headlamps, halogen
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, manual-folding

Entertainment Features

  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • Antenna, Black

Interior Features

  • Seats, front bucket
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way manual
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way manual
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding
  • Armrest, rear center with cupholders
  • Map pockets, driver and front passenger seatbacks
  • Floor mats, carpeted front
  • Floor mats, carpeted rear
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted controls for audio, phone and cruise
  • Warning indicator, front passenger safety belt
  • Driver Information Center, monochromatic display
  • Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm
  • Remote panic alarm
  • Door locks, power programmable
  • Windows, power with Express-Down on all
  • Passive Entry System includes Remote Keyless Entry, extended range
  • Keyless start
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual
  • Air filter, cabin
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Power outlet, auxiliary, 12-volt
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Assist handle, front passenger
  • Lighting, interior overhead courtesy lamp, dual reading lamps and illuminated trunk area
  • Trunk cargo anchors

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist includes Traction Control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, 10 total, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar and Chevrolet connected services capable; EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.)
  • Chevrolet Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, Chevrolet Smart Driver, Marketplace and more; EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer Chevrolet vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Trunk latch, safety, manual release
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System

Options & Packages

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Reviews

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Chevy's midsize 2018 Malibu sedan has every advantage it needs to

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Chevy's midsize 2018 Malibu sedan has every advantage it needs to take on rivals like the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion. A class-leading option roster that includes such must-haves as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic parking assist and adaptive cruise control, matches the Malibu's first-class styling. The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu sedan interior is also a thing of beauty, with a brightly colored infotainment display and a back seat built to accommodate two adult-sized occupants. Under its sleek hood, the Malibu offers three engines, including a choice of 1.5- or 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder or a Volt-derived hybrid setup. Best of all, even with all these features, the 2018 Malibu's price remains highly competitive

- Timber' leah J

I drive a 2018 Chevy Malibu. It is sleek and silver in color.

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My vehicle is very reliable. I love the modern, sleek look it has. I have really o my experienced one issue related to audio in the car. While on another app, while playing music (connected to USB) the volume freezes and you cannot adjust it unless you turn the car off for a few minutes. My car handles well in all weather. I am from the Midwest if that gives any ideas on weather I have driven in.

- Morgan F

The Malibu is not a family friendly car

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The Malibu is very small and not family friendly. It's uncomfortable to drive long distance and for being a sedan, drinks gas just as much as a crossover SUV. My car has the auto stop feature which I believe contributes to the gas and I wish I could turn that off. I would only recommend this car for high school students or those who do not have kids.

- Amanda V

Beautiful interior with a sleek exterior

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I've had this car for about 3 months and I hardly have a complaint. Drives smooth, great interior, sleek exterior. The only thing that I had to get used to was the auto stop when applying the brakes coming to a complete stop. All in all I hardly notice it anymore. I get amazing gas mileage (about 33 MPG). Easy to navigate touch screen as well.

- Nicole H

The blue velvet color is so sharp!

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I don't think it's good or it's bad. I could take it or leave it. I have never had Chevy before. I like the electric system in the dash. I feel it is up to speed with current times. I love the blue velvet color and the car is smooth. There have been a few weird issues with the radio seizing up while driving or restarting on its own.

- Kayla D

The benefits of driving a Malibu and why I love it so much

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Drives smoothly, not good for off roading, lots of space inside and in trunk. Comfortable seats and easy to clean. Radio and other functions are very easy to work. Car is sleek and looks expensive and also feels it. I will go to us buying Malibu's as they feel like you are driving a luxury vehicle but for a much lesser price

- Lulu A

I absolutely love my Chevy Malibu!

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Love my Malibu! It drives very nice, is quiet, and comfortable. The back up camera is super helpful and the hands free texting and calling ensures I can stay focuses on the road. The backseat is roomy and the trunk is spacious and makes grocery shopping and running errands a breeze. This car gets great gas mileage.

- Rachael J

Eco car with great gas mileage and safety features

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This car has an eco mode where it turns off at a stomp to help gas and the environment it also adjusts a/c and music with Bluetooth use age. Drives smooth and accelerated faster than expected. Turns well and has great visibility it also has great safety features both on the doors and alerts you when exiting

- Brittany O

The Best Car I have ever had

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I haven't had any problems with this vehicle. It is very good in gas. It's a great family car I have small child and driving her around in it I feel safe. I enjoy all of the hands free options. It has auto start which is good for both summer and winter months, I am able to cool the car and warm it up.

- Danielle W

An interesting detail about my vehicle is the ability to set a speed limit.

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At this time I haven't experienced any problems with my vehicle. This car had provided me with excellent service so far. I just keep the oil changed and that is it. The car have good gas mileage. So I can't say that I have had any problems from this vehicle. I'm really grateful for that.

- Ashley H

Wonderful Car for the price

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I love my car, interior and exterior drives as well as expensive makes and models I have driven in the past. Roomy interior and beautiful looking on the exterior. People have mistaken for imported make. Cup holders are thoughtfully placed. Quiet and smooth riding car for the price.

- Robert B

I saw it, I drove it, I wanted it, I got it!

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I love my car. We had rented the same make and model for a vacation and loved it so much we went and bought one! I love the backup camera! The ride is always so smooth and gets great gas mileage! It is very spacious and has enough leg room for even this tall person.

- Danielle M

A smooth ride at an affordable price!

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It is a great car. Runs good, excellent gas Mileage. A nice sized trunk also which helps with 2 kids. Features on the car include keyless entry and keyless start. Bluetooth also. Setup with OnStar and XM Radio if your heart desires. All in all a great ride!

- Jeff D

Pros and Cons of my Malibu

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It's great on gas, very comfortable to drive and ride, even long trips. The only issue I've had with it is the fuel injector but the awesome factory warranty covered it at no cost to me. The remote start is an awesome feature and it's very easy to use.

- Amanda M

My vehicle drives smoothly and quietly. I have a sun/moonroof.

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My car turns off when I am sitting at a stop sign or stop light, then starts back up when accelerator is pushed again. I am not sure if this is an energy - saving feature that can be turned off, but is a little annoying. I keep thinking my car is dying.

- Jessica W

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