Chevrolet Malibu: 2018 Trims Comparison

5 years ago Kelvin Braden Comments Off on Chevrolet Malibu: 2018 Trims Comparison

The Chevrolet Malibu has always been a popular name in the family Sedan since its launch. The 2018 model has got five-star safety rating according to the US News and World Report. The vehicle has become a fuel-efficient choice amongst its counterparts.

The 2018 model has got some notable trim changes but is available in same Turbo-Charged gas engines and a gas-electric hybrid Power Train. There are five different Malibu trims for 2018 so that you can choose the specifications that are just right for you.

 L Trim

The base version of the Chevrolet Malibu starts from $22,555. With all the necessities that you look for in the vehicle, it includes carpeted floor mats, six-speaker sound system, electronic controlled transmission, front wheel drive, variable valve timing. The vehicle is powered by 1.5L turbocharged DOHC 4-cylinder engine with a power rating of 160 horsepower.  You can get a great fuel economy of up to 36mpg on the highway and in the city up to 27 mpg.

Other Notable features:

  • 10 Air Bags
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Start/Stop engine control
  • Five year OnStar Basic Plan
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls for audio and cruise
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • 4-link rear suspension

LS Trim

Some additional features in the LS trim include rear vision camera, OnStar 5G LTE, built-in WiFi, Chevrolet MyLink radio, which allows you to connect your phone through Apple CarPlay, AndroidAuto or Bluetooth,  increases the price to $24,100. You can include additional packages to the trim to add more enhancements to the vehicle.

LT Trim

The price of the LT trims starts from $26,000. The model includes safer and convenient features. The highlight of this trim is the inclusion of SiriusXM radio.

Other Notable features:

  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • Power adjustable Mirrors
  • Optional heated Seats
  • Driver express-up window for one-touch control


The Hybrid Trim is specially designed for the environmental friendly drivers. With prices starting $28,795, the vehicle offers fuel efficiency of 43 miles per gallon on the highway and 49 miles per gallon in the city. With all of the features of LT trim included in the hybrid model, also includes dual-zone automatic climate control feature.

Other Notable features:

  • 8L engine with the Hybrid electric propulsion system
  • Hybrid-specific instrument cluster

Premier Trim

The price of the highest level of trim starts from $31,895 and is loaded with high-class features. The highlight features of the Trim include heated driver and front passenger seats, 4.2-inch driver information center, Bose premium nine-speaker sound system, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and shift knob. The premium Malibu trims for 2018 provide you fuel economy of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on highways.

Other Notable features:

  • 0L Turbocharged engine
  • 250 Horsepower
  • Remote start
  • Navigation technology standard in Chevy MyLink system
  • Optional parking assistance technology
  • Optional automatic braking

All the trims are packed with exclusive features.  You have to choose the best of the trims as per your requirements and budget.