After a complete redesign in 2016, Chevy revamped the Malibu’s transmission and trim levels slightly a year later on. With it still being fairly fresh, we anticipate the 2018 Malibu to carry on with no major changes.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Design
Being a carryover, we anticipate not a single significant modification to the looks of the Malibu. It’ll maintain its sharp and somewhat Audi A7-like looks it got throughout its 2016 overhaul. We likewise expect no noticeable modifications inside the cabin either, so it’ll continue with its roomy and comfy seats (even for taller folks), and excellent visibility.
With its looks staying the exact same, we also see no reason for Chevy to fine-tune the standard features. Search for these to remain the like the existing model, that includes 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a six-speaker stereo, and Bluetooth connectivity.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Engine
The powertrain is another area we anticipate no changes. Search for the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu to come basic with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 160 horse power and 184 pound-feet of torque. The optional engine will be a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 1.5-liter engine will utilize a six-speed vehicle transmission, while the 2.0-liter utilizes an eight-speed automated.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Safety
The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu simply missed out on getting a Top Safety Pick Plus classification from the IIHS due to its “Poor” headlight ranking. Offered there are no modifications on the program, its second-tier Top Safety Pick ranking will need to perform in the new year. Fortunately, it has “Good” scores in all other tests and a “Superior” score in its front-collision avoidance and mitigation. The latter score is thanks to its optional Driver Confidence Package, that includes automatic emergency situation braking.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu Release Date and Price
Production of the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is anticipated to kick off in June 2017, which leads us to think we’ll see it in display rooms in July.
Main pricing will be unchanged for 2018. The Malibu L begins at $22,555 with location, while the Premier tops out at $30,975. Buyers need to know that the L model is primarily utilized for marketing purposes and is left out from promotions. The LS that begins at $24,100 is more numerous and features superior discounts.