2018 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale Near Hayden Lake
2018 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is a midsize sedan that’s popular at dealerships like the Hayden Lake Chevrolet dealer, thanks to its sporty styling, powerful turbocharged engines and competitive pricing. The interior is spacious, and the seats are comfortable and roomy. Tech lovers will come away impressed by the Malibu’s incredible infotainment system and its long list of advanced driver-assist equipment.
The Malibu seats five and comes in L, LS, 1LT and Premier trim levels. Buyers can opt for the hybrid variant, which we won’t be covering in this review. Regardless of which trim level you choose, you’ll get front-wheel drive standard.
The L, LS and 1LT models are equipped with a standard turbocharged 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant that puts out 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, connected to a six-speed automatic gearbox. This engine includes stop/start and hill-start assist. The Premier trim is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine that generates an exciting 250 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of twist, paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel economy is admirable. The 1.5-liter turbo gets fuel economy rated by the EPA at an estimated 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.* The 2.0-liter turbo is rated at 22 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.
Car and Driver gave the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu an excellent review, writing: “Despite its family-sedan classification, the Malibu is both beautiful and athletic. It offers two refined four-cylinder engines as well as a hybrid powertrain with impressive fuel economy, and its chassis balances ride and handling better than many rivals. Most models have an excellent infotainment system and abundant active-safety options ... This Chevy offers everything most consumers want ..."
The Malibu L trim gets you a basic set of features, including cruise control, air conditioning and a stereo with an AM/FM radio. The LS includes a six-way-adjustable manual driver's seat, a 7-inch MyLink infotainment system, a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth and USB ports. Options include adaptive cruise control, forward-collision alert, blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. A 4G LTE-powered Wi-Fi hotspot keeps the Malibu’s occupants connected, while the excellent navigation system will help get you where you’re going. Automatic Parking Assist lends a hand when it’s time to park. Buyers can add leather upholstery and the Premier model can get automatic climate control.
Malibu owners with teenage drivers appreciate the Teen Driver feature, which allows parents to monitor the vehicle’s speed and location when younger drivers get behind the wheel. Teen Driver can also be set to mute the audio system until the driver and passengers buckle their seatbelts.
The Chevy Malibu was engineered to keep the driver and passengers safe. In IIHS crash testing, the Malibu scored the highest rating of Good in all tests. The IIHS also named the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu a Top Safety Pick model.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.