2019 Chevrolet Malibu

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2019 Chevrolet Malibu
Save up to $4,502
2019 Chevrolet Malibu
Save up to $4,502

What’s new

  • Refreshed for 2019
  • New transmission for turbo 1.5-liter engine
  • New front and rear styling
  • Upgraded infotainment system
  • Part of the ninth Malibu generation introduced for 2016

Pros

  • Spacious interior with lots of front-seat headroom
  • Hybrid trim offers high efficiency and brisk acceleration
  • Easy-to-use touchscreen interface

Cons

  • Lackluster acceleration from the base 1.5-liter engine
  • Limited outward visibility
  • Interior looks dated compared to rivals


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Features & Specs

MSRP
$22,090
MPG
29 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
160 hp @ 5700 rpm
MSRP
$31,670
MPG
22 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 5300 rpm
MSRP
$24,120
MPG
29 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
160 hp @ 5700 rpm
MSRP
$28,070
MPG
49 city / 43 hwy
Seats 5
1-speed direct drive
Hybrid
N/A
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Malibu safety features:

Forward Collision Alert
Warns the driver of potential obstacles ahead. (Automatic braking is available as an optional extra.)
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Informs the driver of vehicles in perpendicular motion behind the car when reversing.
Pedestrian Detection
Warns the driver of pedestrians in the roadway and automatically applies the brakes if the driver does not take action.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.2%

Chevrolet Malibu vs. the competition

2019 Chevrolet Malibu

2019 Chevrolet Malibu

2019 Chevrolet Impala

2019 Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Malibu vs. Chevrolet Impala

The Chevy Impala is one size up from the Malibu, meaning it has both a roomier interior and a more spacious trunk. An optional V6 is available, which delivers smooth power. Some buyers might prefer the V6 to the Malibu's upgraded four-cylinder. The Impala is a little harder to park and costs several thousand more than the Malibu.

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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Chevrolet Cruze

The Chevy Cruze is a size smaller than the Malibu, falling into the compact sedan category. The smaller footprint means there's less rear legroom. It's less expensive than the Malibu, and feels a bit cheaper on the inside, but it also returns better fuel economy. In midlevel trim levels, you won't miss out too much on extra features, but the Malibu's top trim has more standard and optional equipment. The Cruze offers a hatchback body and diesel engine option that are not available on the Malibu.

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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion is a competitive midsize sedan with great handling and a more engaging overall driving experience. There are more standard safety features, and Ford's Sync 3 system is just as easy to use as Chevy's infotainment. The Fusion also offers its own hybrid and PHEV powertrains for better fuel efficiency. The Fusion is also available with all-wheel drive to tackle inclement weather.

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2019 Chevrolet Malibu for Sale

Chevrolet Malibu 2019 LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
New 2019
Chevrolet Malibu
LT
(3)
Pohanka Chevrolet
10.2 mi away
MSRP$29,130
Est.Loan: $510/mo
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Dealer Notes
Silver Ice Metallic 2019 Chevrolet Malibu LT 1LT FWD CVT 1.5L DOHC Black Leather. Recent Arrival! 29/36 City/Highway MPG Price includes: $1,500 - General Motors Consumer Cash Program. Exp. 11/30/2018
Chevrolet Malibu 2019 LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
New 2019
Chevrolet Malibu
LS
(1)
Criswell Chevrolet
16.3 mi away
MSRP$24,114
Est.Loan: $422/mo
View Details
Dealer Notes
Summit White 2019 Chevrolet Malibu LS 1LS FWD CVT 1.5L DOHC Malibu LS 1LS, 1.5L DOHC, CVT, FWD, Jet Black Cloth. Recent Arrival! 36/29 Highway/City MPG Check out our customer reviews and see why your friends and neighbors choose Criswell - We're Driven by You! The New Vehicle Internet Sale Price includes rebates, incentives and dealer discounts; customers may not qualify for all incentives; freight, sales tax, tag fees and a $300 processing charge are additional. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please contact Criswell Chevrolet in Gaithersburg, MD for complete details and the most current information. Price includes: $1,500 - General Motors Consumer Cash Program. Exp. 11/30/2018
Chevrolet Malibu 2019 LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)
New 2019
Chevrolet Malibu
LS
(2)
Page Chevrolet
23 mi away
MSRP$23,995
Est.Loan: $420/mo
Good Deal!Good Deal!
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Dealer Notes
Silver Ice Metallic 2019 Chevrolet Malibu LS 1LS FWD CVT 1.5L DOHC Jet Black Cloth.2936 CityHighway MPG Price includes: $1,500 - General Motors Consumer Cash Program. Exp. 11302018, $1,500 - GM Competitive Lease Private Offer. Exp. 11302018, $1,000 - Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief Bonus Cash Program. Exp. 11302018

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2019 Chevrolet Malibu Overview

The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is offered in the following submodels: Malibu Sedan, Malibu Hybrid. Available styles include L 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Premier 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), RS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD), LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), and LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT).

What do people think of the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu?

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2019 Chevrolet Malibu Premier 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
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2019 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,380. The average price paid for a new 2019 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $4,502 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,502 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$22,878.

The average savings for the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is16.4% below the MSRP.

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2019 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,035. The average price paid for a new 2019 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $4,041 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,041 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$19,994.

The average savings for the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu LS 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is16.8% below the MSRP.

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