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About the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

Vehicle Summary

A versatile midsize sedan like the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is a smart choice if you're looking for a stylish car with plenty of amenities. On the outside, the 2018 Malibu boasts a sleek and sporty design—and the standard turbocharged engine delivers punchy acceleration. Inside the cabin, there's space for up to five passengers to stretch out and get comfortable while enjoying the standard six-speaker sound system. 

Step up to the LS trim and you'll have access to more features, including smartphone integration and a seven-inch touchscreen interface. And if you really want to get fancy, the range-topping Premier trim is outfitted with an upgraded engine and equipment like a heated steering wheel, wireless device charging, eight-inch touchscreen, and available remote start.3

Overall, this sedan makes a great vehicle for your everyday commute/errands, weekend road trips, and every adventure in between. And with so many great trim options to choose from, all that's left to do is find a used 2018 Chevrolet Malibu that best suits your driving needs. 

3Remote start functionality may require the purchase of a subscription plan and/or a compatible device like a smart phone. See the owner’s manual or manufacturer website for more information.


Q: What is the Redline Edition Package on the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu?

A: The Redline Edition Package, which was available on the 2018 Malibu LT trim when it was sold new, adds features such as 19-inch chrome wheels and black/red trim accents. 

Q: What is the fuel economy of the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu?

A: Fuel economy will vary based on engine size and other factors. However, the 2018 Malibu base L trim with turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine, six-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined.1 The 2018 Malibu Premier trim with its turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine, nine-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined.1 

Q: Does the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu have a Wi-Fi hotspot?

A: Wi-Fi hotspot availability is not standard on the 2018 Malibu, but the LS trim and above are equipped with available OnStar® functionality—which offers features like an available Wi-Fi hotspot when activated.2 

Q: Does the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu have a turbocharged engine?

A: Yes, both engine options on the 2018 Malibu are turbocharged. 

1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Actual mileage will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See for more info.

2OnStar features require activation and most require a paid OnStar plan to use. Wi-Fi hotspot functionality may also require an additional data plan. Limitations and restrictions apply. See for more information. 

Generation Overview

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is part of the model's ninth generation of production (2016-2020). When this generation debuted, it featured a wheelbase that was four inches longer than its previous generation, offering additional cargo storage space and legroom. For the 2018 model year specifically, the Malibu saw the addition of an available Redline Edition Package for the LT trim. 

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Engine Options

The 2018 Malibu L, LS, and LT trims are outfitted with a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine at 160 hp. This engine comes with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission. 

You can satisfy your need for speed with the Premier trim, which features a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine at 250 hp. This engine is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission and comes with front-wheel drive. 

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Interior

The 2018 Malibu offers a spacious 15.8-cubic-foot trunk, which can be extended with the standard 60/40-split-folding rear seats. A wide trunk opening also makes for easy loading and unloading, even when dealing with larger or bulkier items. 

The cabin of the 2018 Malibu offers plenty of legroom, even for taller passengers in the rear row.

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Trim Configurations

With four trims to choose from on the 2018 Malibu, there's sure to be a used model that suits your needs. Check out distinctive features from each trim below to get a better feel for what each has to offer. 


  • 16-inch steel wheels 
  • Bluetooth® phone connectivity
  • Six-speaker sound system 
  • Keyless entry and ignition


  • 16-inch aluminum wheels 
  • Seven-inch touchscreen interface 
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM smartphone integration 
  • Rearview camera 


  • 17-inch wheels 
  • Eight-way power driver's seat 
  • Heated side mirrors 
  • Rear-seat air vents 


  • Turbocharged 2.0L engine 
  • 18-inch wheels 
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control 
  • Driver-seat memory settings 
  • Heated steering wheel 

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

Overall Rating

4.1 out of 5 (18 reviews)

Sexy Car!

CarMax has been great to address my concerns shortly after I bought my car. I questioned one of the tire pressures and they ended up replacing all four tires. My check engine light came on and they replaced my whole accelerator pad within one day! I love my Malibu, it's a sexy ride.


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- MICHELLE QUIRANTE, 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

Wonderful car I I’ve it sooooo much

It drives so smooth I love the features it’s everything u could ever want in a car


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- Tiffaney Brown, 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

Not on great shape!

After a short period of time I started to see a whole bunch of imperfections and I’m paying sky high interest rates which is understandable my credit score is not the greatest but I pay my payments on time! And I’m starting to regret my payments! will always pay my bill on time regardless! Just the body is so imperfect!


  • Braking: Easy to brake!
  • Ride and Handling: Easy to steer
  • Reliability: Drove it many places and I can rely on it!


  • Visibility: The paint job is very bad all over and it was very visible not too long after my 5 month ownership

- Albert Cano, 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

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