2019 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

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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 & Cons

  • Spacious interior with lots of front-seat headroom
  • Hybrid trim offers high efficiency and brisk acceleration
  • Easy-to-use touchscreen interface
  • Lackluster acceleration from the base 1.5-liter engine
  • Limited outward visibility
  • Interior looks dated compared to rivals
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Which Malibu does Edmunds recommend?

We think the LT with the Driver Confidence package covers the bases for a modern midsize sedan. And it gets you some valuable basic active safety features, although you'll have to add the Driver Confidence II package to get forward collision mitigation features. However, we don't love the driving experience of the 1.5-liter engine and actually prefer the Hybrid. The Hybrid is basically equipped the same as the LT. And for a small premium, you get a vehicle that's more fuel-efficient and a little nicer to drive.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

The Chevrolet Malibu looks sharp and has a roomy and comfortable front seat that makes it a pleasant enough way to get from point A to point B. But this latest-generation Malibu has been simply left behind in a class that's become even more spacious and refined and more dynamic overall.

In an effort to keep up with competitors' improving fuel economy, Chevy has given the 2019 Malibu a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) on cars equipped with the base 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The CVT automatic results in a bump of 2 mpg combined in EPA ratings compared to last year but has also somewhat dulled the Malibu's responsiveness. While the Malibu's handling is surprisingly sharp, the rest of the driving experience feels flat.

The Malibu also gets Chevy's latest Infotainment System 3, which is easy to use and has the latest features. Alas, it's a bright spot in an otherwise unassuming and somewhat drab cabin. Rear leg- and headroom lag behind much of the class, too. Another drawback is that the base Malibu does not include active safety features that are standard on many competitors, and a full suite of driver aids is only available as an option on the Chevy's highest trim.

There are traits that recommend the Malibu, but overall it's a midpack contender, falling short of the bar set by class leaders. The current Mazda 6 delivers an engaging driving experience at any trim level, and in higher trims competes with entry-level luxury cars costing thousands more. The new Honda Accord is one of the most impressive mainstream midsize sedans in years: capable, practical, comfortable, and chock-full of available features.

2019 Chevrolet Malibu models

For 2019, the Malibu has five trim levels. The base L trim is sparsely equipped, so unless you're looking for the least expensive sedan possible, it's better to step up to the LS or the LT. Both add a considerable amount of content. Although, like the L, they rely on a smaller, slightly underpowered engine. The RS trim slots between the LS and the LT and adds unique appearance accents for a sportier look. The Premier trim comes almost fully loaded and adds a more powerful motor. The Malibu is also available in Hybrid trim with similar features to the LT.

The L, LS, RS, and LT are all powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (160 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque) mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

The base L trim comes with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (160 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque), a CVT automatic, 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, a backup camera, air conditioning, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Infotainment has been upgraded for 2019 to include an 8-inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You also get OnStar and a six-speaker audio system.

The minor price jump to the LS trim adds some extra equipment and more available optional features. The LS includes 16-inch alloy wheels, Chevy's Teen Driver system, a compass and exterior temperature display, and sun visors with vanity mirrors. You also get a 4G LTE connection with Wi-Fi and laminated side windows to reduce noise.

The sport-look RS trim offers dual exhaust tips, black 18-inch alloy wheels, a spoiler, blacked-out exterior trim pieces, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar.

For both the LS and RS trim levels, several options can be added. These include a remote starter and a seat-belt assurance system that only allows the vehicle to shift out of Park when the driver's seat belt is buckled. The eight-way power-adjustable seat is available as an option on the LS as well.

Upgrading to the LT trim gets you all of the LS features, as well as 17-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights and taillamps, remote start, heated mirrors, seatback map pockets, illuminated vanity mirrors, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, rear-seat air vents, rear-seat reading lamps, and satellite radio.

The Malibu Hybrid uses a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor, producing a combined 182 hp and a noteworthy 277 lb-ft of torque. It's similar to the Hybrid LT, but with a few changes: It uses an electronic parking brake and has heated seats, plus LED taillamps are optional rather than standard. Also, the infotainment system has unique information displays, the trip computer is replaced with an 8-inch color display, and the spare tire is replaced with a tire repair and inflation kit.

The Hybrid's Convenience and Technology package adds back the remote starter, heated front seats and LED taillamps.

Several packages are available for both the LT and Hybrid: A Leather package is available, which includes leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Driver Confidence package adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors. The Driver Confidence II package includes automatic high beams, lane keeping assist and forward collision alert.

Finally, the Premier trim offers all of the LT's features, as well as everything that's available in the Convenience and Technology package and the Leather package. The engine is upgraded to a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque) and paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Also included are 18-inch wheels, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable passenger seat, driver-seat memory settings, navigation, a nine-speaker Bose stereo system, interior ambient lighting, a wireless charging pad, a 120-volt power outlet for the rear seat, heated outboard rear seats, and unique exterior styling cues.

The Premier can be upgraded with the Driver Confidence package, Driver Confidence package II and the Confidence III package, which includes an electronic parking brake, adaptive cruise control, active parking assist, and an automatic forward collision avoidance system. The Premier Sun and Wheel package adds a dual-pane power sunroof, 19-inch wheels and upgraded floor mats. The sunroof is also available as a stand-alone option for the LT, Hybrid and Premier.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Driving

The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu offers long-distance comfort over performance, but its sharp handling and available advanced hybrid powertrain are standout elements.

Acceleration

The standard 1.5-liter engine feels just adequate. Those who prefer more punch can get the Premier model's 2.0-liter engine. The Hybrid's smooth acceleration makes it feel more like an electric vehicle than other hybrids. Its gas engine is mostly noticeable when accelerating hard or climbing a hill.

Braking

The pedal action is smooth and predictable around town, if a bit on the firm side. Our non-hybrid test car stopped from 60 mph in 113 feet — excellent for a car in this class. Confident hybrid brakes offer consistent and even pedal feel.

Steering

The steering is low on feedback, and its initial turn-in is a bit rubbery, but the turning effort is consistent. It's responsive enough to instill confidence and can keep up with those who drive exuberantly.

Handling

Despite its size and non-sporty positioning, the Malibu corners with more athleticism than some other family sedans. The all-season tires loudly howl when pushed, but the car remains composed and predictable. It's confident in evasive maneuvers and even provides some fun for the driver.

Drivability

The base CVT automatic isn't as refined as those in some competitors. And it exhibits a bit of rubber-band feeling and noticeable delays when the accelerator is pushed to the floor. The auto engine stop-start feature can also be annoying. We prefer the generally seamless powertrain of the hybrid version, especially at city speeds.

Comfort

The Malibu's ride is smooth and composed, and it deals well with rough roads and undulations. Some might also describe it as firm, but that doesn't make it uncomfortable. Strong air conditioning along with a quiet interior add to the overall comfort level.

Seat comfort

The firm, supportive front seats have sufficient side bolstering. We could happily have driven longer than our three-hour evaluation route. The rear outboard seats are comfortable for average-size adults, but the center seat is better suited to smaller passengers.

Ride comfort

The car possesses impressive control over choppy, undulating pavement and remains poised where some others might bound about or transmit sharp impacts. The driver is isolated from unpleasantness, but not from the driving experience. However, some may find the ride too firm.

Noise & vibration

Engine and wind noise is nicely muted. And even when the Hybrid's engine comes on, it doesn't drone excessively or call attention to itself. But road noise can be intrusive on coarse asphalt. In total, the cabin is a little quieter than average.

Climate control

The air conditioning keeps the car cool on a very hot day, even in the Hybrid, whose engine shuts down when the car stops at signals. And we never felt the need to fiddle with the system. Ventilated seats are optional.

Interior

The Malibu benefits from an uncluttered dashboard layout and simple, straightforward controls, though the plastics and design feel a bit dated. Front passenger room is on par with space in most other cars in the segment. The back seat lags behind more recently redesigned competitors.

Ease of use

The excellent climate controls are placed within easy reach with good-size buttons and knobs. The MyLink screen's high placement makes it easy to use. But the manual-shift button on top of the shifter needs a rethink.

Getting in/getting out

Front passengers are able to get in and out with ease thanks to a large opening and relatively tall ride height. Backseat passengers of average height or taller will have to stoop a bit to clear the sloping rear roofline.

Driving position

There's ample adjustability when equipped with the eight-way power seat. The seat adjusts far enough down and back for tall drivers. The steering wheel has good telescoping range, and the pedals are naturally placed.

Roominess

The front seats are quite spacious even for larger occupants. The rear seat provides enough leg- and headroom for adults, although it's smaller than some competitors' offerings. The sloping roofline makes that space feel more confining.

Visibility

The thick roof pillars and high rear decklid obstruct outward visibility. The available beige dash top also causes distracting reflections — we'd get black. A rearview camera is now standard on all trims.

Quality

The quality is acceptable but far from class-leading. The hard plastics up front are at least textured. Those in back look cheap and can feel a bit scratchy in places. Other surfaces are covered in lightly padded cloth or faux leather, which feels sturdy and well put-together.

Utility

If you have stuff to transport — big or small — the Malibu is far from the best family sedan. The trunk is simply average, and the various interior bins are not ideal for all the odds and ends most passengers carry around.

Small-item storage

For a midsize sedan, the Malibu's small-item storage is poor, offering a tiny glovebox, merely average-size center armrest bin, smallish door bins, one-size cupholders without grippers, and a smallish media bin. Rivals are better and more clever.

Cargo space

The Malibu's 15.8-cubic-foot trunk is average for the segment — good enough for golf bags and luggage. The much smaller Hybrid trunk is too narrow for golf bags, and the batteries fill up its aft portion. The 60/40-split pass-through helps for longer items.

Child safety seat accommodation

Four LATCH anchor points and three upper tether mounts are arranged to serve all three rear-seating positions. Anchor points are easy to find under a flexible flap in the crook of the seat.

Technology

The Malibu has good standard infotainment features, but it lacks standard driver aids and active safety features that are now common in the class. (These features are optional on higher trim levels.) The standard 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and the range of OnStar services are excellent, and Wi-Fi is standard on all but the base trim.

Smartphone integration

Up to four USB ports are available, along with an auxiliary jack and Bluetooth phone and audio (though the base L is phone-only). Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard and work as expected. Standard Wi-Fi (except on the L trim) is also easy to set up.

Driver aids

Blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning systems are unobtrusive. Optional adaptive cruise control can bring the car to a full stop, but at lower speeds in slow-and-go freeway traffic, it makes awkwardly abrupt throttle and brake adjustments. Unfortunately, safety features and driver aids are all optional, and adaptive cruise and automatic emergency braking are only available on the top-tier Premier trim.

Mobile web

Voice controls have improved with this new infotainment system, but they can still occasionally require specific phrasing. If you are using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, you can push and hold the same button to get to Siri or Google Voice, both of which are much better at responding to natural-language requests.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu.

5 star reviews: 14%
4 star reviews: 28%
3 star reviews: 30%
2 star reviews: 14%
1 star reviews: 14%
Average user rating: 3.1 stars based on 7 total reviews

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    3 out of 5 stars, Loose steering
    John Phillip Gaitens,
    Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD)

    When doing a sharp turn I noticed that the car seemed not to hold the road well.

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    Features & Specs

    Hybrid 4dr Sedan features & specs
    Hybrid 4dr Sedan
    1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD
    MSRP$28,220
    MPG 49 city / 43 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission1-speed direct drive
    HorsepowerN/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 RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
    Side Crash RatingRating
    OverallNot Rated
    Side Barrier RatingRating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
    Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
    RolloverRating
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.2%

    Chevrolet Malibu vs. the competition

    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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    First Drive: 2019 Chevrolet Malibu CVT

    More efficiency, same car

    Will Kaufman by Will Kaufman , Content Strategist and News EditorAugust 28th, 2018

    The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu receives a light refresh, including a few appearance tweaks and some upgraded technology features. But the real news is the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that now comes paired with the base 1.5-liter engine.

    What's the Big Deal?

    Well, the Malibu is the first CVT-equipped Chevy for sale to the public (the CVT was already available in some fleet vehicles), and CVTs themselves are a big deal because they tend to deliver more mpg, though typically at the cost of some responsiveness. While we don't have official EPA estimates for the 2019 Malibu yet, Chevy says we'll see a distinct improvement in fuel economy. For that reason alone, we're likely to see this CVT spread to more of Chevy's consumer lineup.

    In some ways, the new transmission actually improves drivability. It does a better job taking advantage of the 1.5-liter's modest 163 horsepower, providing a stronger feeling of acceleration without the old six-speed's need to swap cogs. There's still some of that characteristic "rubber-band" feeling to the transmission's response, however, and if you suddenly ask for a lot of acceleration, there's a distinct pause before the engine and transmission get their story straight and start delivering. This lag can be problematic during passing or evasive maneuvers.

    It's worth noting that the 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that's standard on the Premier trim carries over its nine-speed automatic transmission. We're unlikely to see higher-output engines paired with the CVT in the near future. The nine-speed is generally well-behaved when paired with more powerful engines, and shoppers who care about adding grunt to their driving experience will likely appreciate the more traditional feel of a responsive automatic running through its gears.

    So What Else Is New?

    Not a lot changes on the surface. Chevy's midsize sedan looks a little sleeker on the outside, with reshaped light clusters front and rear along with new bumpers. There's a new RS trim with dark chrome accents and dual exhaust tips, but no added power. This midlevel trim is set to go against playful rivals such as the Accord Sport, with a comparable price point and level of equipment.

    Inside, you'll find the same comfy seats, good rear legroom and composed ride. This is the kind of car that's easy to spend time sitting in. Notably, the infotainment unit has been upgraded, with a new 8-inch touchscreen unit standard across the range. This is Chevy's Infotainment 3 system, which provides quicker response times and crisper graphics, along with standard Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth audio streaming that can connect to two devices simultaneously. Thankfully, it's just as easy to use as the outgoing interface.

    The upgraded tech is nice to have, as is the now-standard backup camera, but without broader changes the Malibu's interior shows its age. Competitors have moved ahead in leaps and bounds in terms of their interior design and materials quality. Stacked up against the freshly redesigned Accord and Camry and the updated Mazda 6, the Malibu feels older and chintzier.

    On the road, we were pleasantly surprised to be reminded that the Malibu is a competent handler. It corners with enough athleticism to challenge most of the midsize field. The steering is very light and a bit numb, which is fine for city duty but somewhat of a disappointment when you get out on a back road and realize the Malibu actually has a little hustle.

    The Bottom Line

    The 2019 Malibu should start arriving in dealerships this November, and we'll get a chance to see how the public feels about the new transmission. As a replacement for the base engine's old six-speed unit, it certainly has its advantages. Overall, though, the Malibu remains a midpack competitor despite the expected boost in mpg. A more comprehensive overhaul is in order if it's going to go toe to toe with class leaders.

    FAQ

    Is the Chevrolet Malibu a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 Malibu both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Chevrolet Malibu fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Malibu gets an EPA-estimated 46 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Malibu has 13.0 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Chevrolet Malibu. Learn more
    What's new in the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu:

    • 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
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    Is the Chevrolet Malibu reliable?
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    Is the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu a good car?
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    How much should I pay for a 2019 Chevrolet Malibu?

    The least-expensive 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $28,220.

    Other versions include:

    • Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD) which starts at $28,220
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    What are the different models of Chevrolet Malibu?
    If you're interested in the Chevrolet Malibu, the next question is, which Malibu model is right for you? Malibu variants include Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD). For a full list of Malibu models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu

    The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu receives an upgraded infotainment system and a new RS trim that includes some sporty appearance cues. The big news, though, is the migration of the base transmission from a six-speed automatic to a CVT automatic, which boosts combined EPA mileage by 2 mpg. Unfortunately, driver aids and active safety features are not standard equipment and are only available as options on higher Malibu trim levels, which is uncommon for the segment.

    Behind the handsome front end, the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu has a choice of three engines: two turbocharged four-cylinder engines, a 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter, making 160 and 250 horsepower, respectively, and a hybrid setup that makes 182 hp and an impressive 277 pound-feet of torque. The optional 2.0-liter offers brisk acceleration, but, thanks to its smooth power delivery and comparable handling, we think the Hybrid is the most pleasing version of the Malibu. Even better, it returns 46 mpg combined (49 city/43 highway).

    Aside from the Hybrid, the 2019 Malibu has five trim levels: L, LS, RS, LT and Premier. The base L trim is a bit sparse, but does offer excellent standard infotainment: an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

    The LS and LT trims will be the most popular versions of the Malibu sedan, offering more features at a reasonable price, while the RS presents some sporty design cues and a few nice upgrades such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

    Buyers looking for fuel efficiency and a smooth performance should give the Malibu Hybrid a look. It offers the same features as the LT and can be upgraded with the same packages.

    The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu Premier gets all of the LT's standard equipment, along with much of its optional technology and luxury upgrades such as an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation and leather seats, which are also ventilated. It's the only trim to offer optional adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. It also gets the potent 2.0-liter engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. It's the priciest version of the Malibu, but it has some nice luxuries.

    In short, the Malibu is a comfortable sedan that makes long road trips easy to tolerate and comes standard with excellent infotainment features. Make sure to read the full Edmunds review to find the trim that's right for you, and take advantage of our shopping tools to locate the best deal on a 2019 Chevrolet Malibu.

    2019 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Overview

    The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is offered in the following styles: Hybrid 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid DD).

    What do people think of the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Malibu Hybrid 3.1 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Malibu Hybrid.

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