Performance Check on the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu
For the sedan buyers the year of 2019 must have been a great time, as several brands released their latest luxury sedan editions. Among them, the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu got sold well mostly to the people who wanted the best combination of style and performance that it surely is.
The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu caught our fancy at the first instance when we got to take a closer look at it at the Moscow Chevrolet dealer showroom. We couldn’t but appreciate its attractive exterior styling, that caged in a calm and quiet cabin that is equipped with an impressive infotainment software that elevate the overall rating in its segment.
Updates for 2019
For 2019, Chevrolet has upgraded the Malibu with a handful of enhancements that include a new transmission on most of the trims of the lineup, an RS appearance package that applies light styling revisions that covers the entire range of lineup that consists of the L, LS, LT, and Premier trims.
The new look did suit the Malibu well making it more desirable as a sedan than its yester year model, which was attractive too. This year the new design stretches the grille a bit more wide with some lines with good amount of chrome running into its squinting headlights. The side windows are large even now while a sloping roofline and tapered tail smacks like a hatchback.
Under its hood, the 2019 Malibu carries a 1.5-liter turbo-4 engine that is rated at 163 horsepower when it mates to a new continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). This combination is set as standard. The other engine option is of a 2.0-liter turbo-4 that can come up with a 250 of horsepower that endows excellent acceleration with the help of a 9-speed automatic transmission.
The best part of 2019 Malibu is that it also offers a Hybrid option that uses a non-turbo 1.8-liter inline-4 engine specially paired to a lithium-ion battery and depends on an electric motor as well to sip in the fuel at 46 mpg in a combined drive, as measured by the EPA. The Malibu Hybrid powertrain is capable enough to make 182 of horsepower.
All the trim models of the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu can be recommended for their ride comfort and nimble handling. The one who sits behind the wheels of any 2019 model of Malibu will surely enjoy its quick and accurate steering that feels almost intuitive in its moves.
Our test driving experience with 2019 Chevrolet Malibu at the Moscow Chevrolet dealership will remind us of how we were overjoyed to see its sporty looks, and how well it has taken us through the different traffic routes till we reached the highway without a hitch. It stopped at the right distance at the right time. The suspension in each of the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu models could smother down the bumps so well that we could only feel the comfort inside. The ride quality was even better with the turbo engine models as there was enough power to manage the road imperfections with ease.