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MALIBU

Beautifully balanced

The 2018 Malibu is the car that doesn’t compromise. It unites a passion for driving with exceptional efficiency. Chevy’s latest technology with dramatic style. Impressive safety with seamless connectivity. It’s the midsize car that strikes the perfect balance.

STARTING AT: $21,680

AS SHOWN: $31,970

Why Buy: MPG Icon

EPA-ESTIMATED 49 MPG CITY FOR HYBRID

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Mid Size Car: US News - Best Midsize Car for Families

BEST MIDSIZE CAR FOR FAMILIES

Why Buy: OnStar Wi-Fi

AVAILABLE 4G LTE Wi-Fi® FROM ONSTAR

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Mid Size Car: IIHS Top Safety Pick

2017 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK WHEN EQUIPPED WITH AVAILABLE DRIVER CONFIDENCE PACKAGE

Consumer Reports weighs in

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Refine your expectations

Can a midsize car be both luxurious and sporty? See for yourself. With an agile design and an interior that is spacious, refined and technologically advanced, Malibu is in its own unique category.

  • Aerodynamic sculpting
  • Available LED daytime running lamps
  • Available dual exhaust outlets
  • Available LED taillamps
  • Available steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Built-in USB ports and available wireless charging
  • Available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi®

Add a dash of bold

The Malibu Redline Edition comes with a Black grille and bowtie, signature Black wheels with Red accents and additional features. It’s an injection of street-smart attitude available on Malibu LT.

The head-turning hybrid

Malibu Hybrid comes with a 1.8L hybrid engine offering 49 MPG city and hybrid-exclusive features like the Driver Efficiency Gauge — which provides feedback on how your driving habits affect fuel economy — to help you get the most out of every gallon.

Hybrid | 49 MPG city | 1.8L 4-Cylinder Engine
Hybrid | 49 MPG city | 1.8L 4-Cylinder Engine

Turbocharged with something to prove  

1.5L TURBO

The turbocharged 1.5L ECOTEC® engine employs fuel-saving technologies including Variable Valve Timing, Direct Injection and stop/start technology. It powers a sporty, responsive ride that offers an impressive 36 MPG highway with a maximum highway range of up to 560 miles per tank.

2.0L TURBO

Malibu Premier offers exhilarating performance pairing a 250-horsepower 2.0L turbocharged ECOTEC engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission.

Technology that helps you stay aware

Malibu offers 11 available active safety technologies to help you stay safe on the road. These innovative technologies include Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.  

PREVENT

  • Available Front/Rear Park Assist
  • Available Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Available Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Available Forward Automatic Braking
  • Available Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Standard Rear Vision Camera

PROTECT

  • Comprehensive air bag sensing system deploys in a collision
  • High-strength steel safety cage helps provide protection

RESPOND

  • OnStar® Guidance Plan standard with a limited service trial
  • OnStar Automatic Crash Response System with the Guidance Plan limited service trial

Safety features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for more important safety information.

Coach new drivers. Even when you’re not in the car.

Available Teen Driver offers an industry-first in-vehicle report card to help parents encourage better driving habits. Working with the available Chevrolet MyLink display, this built-in Teen Driver technology enables features including:

  • Muting audio when front seat occupants aren’t wearing their safety belts
  • Automatically enabling certain available active safety features, such as Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
  • An in-vehicle report card that informs you if safety features like available Forward Collision Alert or Forward Collision Avoidance Braking (if equipped) were triggered

Also allows for customizable features:

  • Giving audible and visual warnings when the vehicle is traveling over a preselected speed
  • Setting a limit on music volume
  • Setting the maximum vehicle speed, for example to 85 mph

Connected and compatible

Apple CarPlay™

Malibu offers support for Apple CarPlay — a smarter way to use your iPhone® to listen to Apple Music, get directions with Apple Maps, call friends and more.

Android Auto™

Available Android Auto compatibility lets you connect your compatible smartphone to access your calendar, playlists and select apps such as Google Maps.

Available Chevrolet MyLink

Chevrolet MyLink organizes and integrates your technology. Make and receive calls, get text message alerts and enjoy other convenient features — all while keeping your compatible mobile device stored away.

Available Wireless Charging

Make charging cords a thing of the past. Drivers no longer have to worry about carrying around a charger for their compatible smartphone, thanks to this wireless charging feature. It enables some of today’s popular smartphones to power up by simply placing them in a slot forward of the center console.

REAR SEAT REMINDER

When a second-row door is opened and closed during or just before a trip, this feature may remind you to check the back seat under certain conditions, with five audible chimes and a message in the driver information center.

4G LTE Wi-Fi

An available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi®† connection for up to seven devices means the Internet comes along for the ride, almost anywhere you go.

myChevrolet Mobile App

The myChevrolet Mobile App puts the power of Chevrolet in the palm of your hand, letting you stay connected to your vehicle from virtually anywhere.

  • If properly equipped, start/stop your engine and lock/unlock your doors
  • Send destinations to your available navigation system
  • View diagnostic information
  • Set parking reminders

myChevrolet Mobile App

The myChevrolet Mobile App puts the power of Chevrolet in the palm of your hand, letting you stay connected to your vehicle from virtually anywhere.

  • If properly equipped, start/stop your engine and lock/unlock your doors
  • Send destinations to your available navigation system
  • View diagnostic information
  • Set parking reminders
Chevrolet Complete Care
Chevrolet Complete Care

Added peace of mind comes along for the ride

Our commitment to the customer continues long after delivery of the vehicle. Chevrolet Complete Care is included with all 2018 Chevrolet vehicles and includes:

  • Two maintenance visits that include oil change, tire rotation and 27-point inspection
  • 5 years or 60,000 miles of 24-hour Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation
  • 5 years of the standard OnStar Basic Plan
  • Limited service trial of the OnStar Guidance Plan
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Your safety is very important to us

If you want to determine whether or not there is a recall on your current vehicle or on a vehicle you are considering, visit safercar.gov or call (888) 327-4236

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*The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles' destination freight charges.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles' destination freight charges.

  • Malibu Hybrid estimated 49 MPG city/43 highway.

  • View U.S. News Best Cars at www.usnews.com/cars.

  • Requires a compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. 4G LTE service available in select markets. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Data plans provided by AT&T.

  • Not compatible with all devices.

  • The system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi-compatible mobile device. Some devices require an adaptor or back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, visit my.chevrolet.com/learn for details.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android compatible smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher and data plan rates apply. Android, Android Auto, Google, Google Play and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.

  • EPA-estimated 49 MPG city/43 highway.

  • EPA-estimated 1.5L engine 27 MPG city/36 highway.

  • Based on EPA-estimated 36 MPG highway fuel tank capacity. Your range may be less.

  • 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.

  • Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data.

  • MyLink functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.

  • Visit mychevrolet.com/learn for vehicle and smartphone compatibility.

  • Does not detect people or items. Always check rear seat before exiting.

  • Requires active OnStar service, compatible device, factory-installed remote start and power locks. Data rates apply. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.

  • Maintenance visits must occur within two years or 24,000 miles of vehicle delivery, whichever comes first. Does not include air filters. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.

  • Whichever comes first. See dealer for limited warranty details.

  • Does not include emergency or security services. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations.

  • Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles' destination freight charges.