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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: $32,015

STARTING AT: $21,680

AS SHOWN: $31,020

STARTING AT: $21,680

AS SHOWN: $31,020

STARTING AT: $21,680

AS SHOWN: $31,020

STARTING AT: $21,680

AS SHOWN: $31,020

STARTING AT: $21,680

AS SHOWN: $31,020

STARTING AT: $21,680

AS SHOWN: $31,020

STARTING AT: $21,680

AS SHOWN: $31,020

STARTING AT: $21,680

AS SHOWN: $31,020

STARTING AT: $21,680

AS SHOWN: $31,415

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J D Power

“MOST DEPENDABLE MIDSIZE CAR.” AWARD BASED ON SURVEY OF 2015 MODELS.

Why Buy: MPG Icon

EPA-ESTIMATED 49 MPG CITY FOR HYBRID

Why Buy: WIFI

AVAILABLE BUILT-IN 4G LTE Wi-Fi®†

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Mid Size Car: IIHS Top Safety Pick

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

      

2018 MALIBU

Elevate your style.

$3,250 Total Cash Allowance

on most 2018 Malibu models when you finance with GM Financial

Dependability matters

When we say that Chevrolet vehicles are dependable, it’s not our words – it’s thousands of yours. The J.D. Power Dependability Awards are the result of 36,000 real owners evaluating their 2015 model-year vehicles for 177 specific problems over the last 12 months, with Chevrolet coming out on top. Just another way that real people prefer Chevy.  

“MOST DEPENDABLE MIDSIZE CAR”

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 and 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® Safety & Security Plan with Automatic Crash Response is standard for the first month

Safety or driver assistance 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. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important feature limitations and 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 to 85 mph
Explore Teen Driver

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. Must be properly equipped and subscribe to Chevrolet Connected Services.

  • 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 Malibu LT vs. 2018 Ford Fusion SE

We think you’ll see that the scales tip in favor of the beautifully balanced Chevrolet Malibu LT when compared against the 2018 Ford Fusion SE.

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2018

CHEVROLET MALIBU LT

2018

FORD FUSION SE

Apple CarPlay™† & Android Auto™† Compatibility

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Standard

Available

Front Park Assist

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Available

N/A

Built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi

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Available

N/A

Infotainment screen size

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7-inch diagonal

4.2-inch diagonal

Standard Air Bags

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10

8

EPA-estimated fuel economy (city/highway/combined MPG)

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27/36/30

21/32/25

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2018

CHEVY
MALIBU
LT

2018

FORD
FUSION
SE

Apple CarPlay™† & Android Auto™†
Compatibility

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Standard

Available

Front Park Assist

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Available

N/A

Built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi

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Available

N/A

Infotainment screen size

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7-inch
diagonal

4.2-inch
diagonal

Standard Air Bags

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10

8

EPA-estimated fuel economy
(city/highway/combined MPG)

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27/36/30

21/32/25

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
    5-years or 60,000 miles of Courtesy Transportation available.
  • 5-year or 60,000-mile  Powertrain Limited Warranty

 

  • 3-year or 36,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty
  • 6-years or 100,000 miles of Rust-Through Corrosion Limited Warranty
  • Chevrolet Connected Access with 10-years of standard connectivity, which enables services such as Vehicle Diagnostics
  • Enjoy a 1-month trial of Chevrolet connected services, 1-month of OnStar® Safety & Security Plan coverage, and 1-month or 3GB of 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot data (whichever comes first).
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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 www.nhtsa.gov/recalls or call (888) 327-4236

*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.

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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 Chevrolet Malibu received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among Midsize Cars in the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, based on 36,896 total responses, measuring problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners, surveyed October-December 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

  • Malibu Hybrid estimated 49 MPG city/43 highway.

  • Receive 1 month or 3 GB of 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot data (whichever comes first). Service varies with conditions and location. Requires active connected service. See onstar.com for details and limitations.

  • Excludes L models. Must finance with GM Financial. Some customers may not qualify. Not available with special financing, lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 10/31/18. See dealer for details.

  • The Chevrolet Malibu received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among Midsize Cars in the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, based on 36,896 total responses, measuring problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners, surveyed October-December 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.

  • 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, Siri, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks for 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. Data plan rates apply. Android, Android Auto, Google, Google Play and other marks are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • 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 seat 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.

  • Model year 2018 and newer vehicles include: 1 month of OnStar Safety & Security Plan and 1 month of Chevrolet Connected Services which include navigation services, Remote Access Plan and 1 month or 3 gigabytes of 4G LTE data (whichever comes first) from vehicle delivery date. Services are subject to user terms and limitations. Visit onstar.com for more details. Data plans offered by AT&T. Availability subject to change.

  • 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 compatible Apple or Android device and data connection. Remote Services require paid plan.

  • Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information.

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

  • EPA-estimated 2.5L engine 21 MPG city/32 highway.

  • 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.

  • With 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine. Based on GM Large SUV segment and EPA-estimated MPG highway: 23 (2WD), 22 (4WD).

  • EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Sonic with 1.8L engine and 5-speed manual transmission 26/35; with 1.8L engine and 6-speed automatic transmission 25/34; with 1.4L engine and 6-speed manual transmission 28/37; with 1.4L engine and 6-speed automatic transmission 27/35.

  • EPA-estimated 53-mile range based on 106 MPGe combined city/highway (electric); 367-mile extended range based on 42 MPG combined city/highway (gas). Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain and driving technique.

  • 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.

  • Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle’s performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to my.chevrolet.com/learn/tires or see your dealer.

  • Dependability based on longevity: 1987 – July 2017 full-size pickup registrations.

  • Dependability based on longevity: 1987–July 2017 full-size pickup registrations.

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution

  • EPA-estimated 29 MPG city/39 highway with 5-speed manual transmission and 30 MPG city/38 highway with available Continuously Variable Transmission

  • EPA-estimated 29 MPG city/38 highway with 5-speed manual transmission and 30 MPG city/38 highway with available Continuously Variable Transmission.

  • EPA estimated with 3.6L V6 engine.

  • Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA estimated with 3.6L V6 engine

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

  • EPA estimate for Sonic with available 6-speed automatic transmission.

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See your vehicle Owner’s Manual for more information.

  • Connected Services include navigation services and Remote Access Plan, and 1 month/3 GB of 4G LTE data (whichever comes first) from vehicle delivery date. Services are subject to User Terms and limitations. Certain services require working electrical system, cell service and GPS signals. OnStar links to emergency services. Visit onstar.com for more details.

  • Model year 2018 and newer vehicles include: 1 month of OnStar Safety & Security Plan and 1 month of Chevrolet Connected Services which include navigation services, Remote Access Plan and 1 month or 3 gigabytes of 4G LTE data (whichever comes first) from vehicle delivery date. Services are subject to user terms and limitations. Visit onstar.com for more details. Data plans offered by AT&T. Availability subject to change.

  • Connected Services include navigation services and Remote Access Plan, and 1 month/3 GB of 4G LTE data (whichever comes first) from vehicle delivery date. Data plan offered by AT&T. Services subject to user terms and limitations. Certain services require working electrical system, cell service, and GPS signal. OnStar links to emergency services.  Visit onstar.com for more details.

  • If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change. Sirius, XM, SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA-estimated 238-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain, and driving technique.

  • With second row seats folded flat. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA-estimated 238-mile EV range. Your actual range may vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain, and conditions.

  • Read your vehicle owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Read your vehicle owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • EPA-estimated MPG highway for Cruze Sedan with 1.4L 4-cylinder engine and transmission.

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Read the vehicle owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • If you decide to continue service after your trial, your selected subscription plan will automatically renew thereafter. You will be charged at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change. ©2018 Sirius XM Radio Inc. All rights reserved.

  • EPA-estimated MPG highway for Cruze Sedan with 1.4L 4-cylinder engine.

  • EPA-estimated 37 MPG highway for Cruze Premier Hatchback.

  • Cargo space for Cruze Hatch with rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA-estimated 53-mile range based on 106 MPGe combined city/highway (electric); 367-mile extended range based on 42 MPG combined city/highway (gas). Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain and driving technique.

  • EPA-estimated 53-mile range based on 106 MPGe combined city/highway (electric); 367-mile extended range based on 42 MPG combined city/highway (gas). Your actual range will vary based on several factors including temperature, terrain and driving conditions.

  • Read the vehicle owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • Requires available Performance Exhaust or Z51 Performance Package.

  • Requires available Performance Exhaust or Z51 Performance Package.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • EPA-estimated 28 City/39 Hwy MPG

  • With second row seats folded flat. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • 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.

  • Read the vehicles Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

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

  • 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. Data plan rates apply. Android, Android Auto, Google, Google Play and other marks are trademarks of Google LLC.

  • Premier shown seats seven. Standard on L, LS. Available on LT.

  • EPA-estimated 18 MPG city/ 27 MPG highway 3.6FWD.

  • With second and third row seats folded flat. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • EPA-estimated 18 MPG city/ 27 MPG highway 3.6FWD.

  • Read the vehicle owner's manual for important feature limitations and information.

  • EPA-estimated 25 MPG city/31 highway (FWD models).

  • With rear seats folded. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • With second and third row seats folded flat. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • With 5.3L EcoTec 3 engine. EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Suburban 2WD 15/22, 4WD14/21.

  • Based on GM Large SUV segment. With 5.3L EcoTec 3 engine. EPA-estimated MPG city/highway: Tahoe 2WD 15/22, 4WD 15/21.

  • With second and third row seats folded flat. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.

  • Read the vehicles Owner's Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

  • Colorado 2WD with available Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel 4-cylinder engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner's Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • 308 horsepower with available 3.6L V6 engine.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner's Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • 308 horsepower with standard 3.6L V6 engine.

  • 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.

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