Whether you’re looking for an efficient vehicle for your daily commute or a comfortable family car that’s safe and stylish, you can’t go wrong with the 2024 Chevy Malibu. This midsize sedan is highly versatile thanks to its quality design and a well-rounded suite of standard features. Its exterior is sleek and aerodynamic, while its interior is lush and loaded with convenient tech features. No matter where you’re going, the Malibu will make getting there half the fun.
All trims of the 2024 Malibu are powered by a 1.5L Turbo I-4 engine that delivers 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. That power makes it a thrill to drive, whether you’re a casual driver looking for a smooth ride or a car lover looking for optimal performance and a little pep. This engine doesn’t just give you the quick acceleration you need to conquer the freeway, but it can also save you money with its top-notch fuel economy. The Malibu gets an estimated 28 MPG while driving in the city and 36 MPG on the highway, so you can do a lot of driving before having to stop for gas.
The Malibu’s state-of-the-art infotainment system is easy to use and offers plenty of advanced features that can upgrade your driving experience. All trims boast a large 8.0-inch touchscreen that makes it easy to manage camera views, incoming calls, media playback, and more with a quick glance so you can get your eyes back on the road.
Bluetooth audio streaming can connect to up to two devices at once, which is great for families with multiple budding DJs in the back seat or for road trips where you want to share control of the music without hassle. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility also come standard on all models, so you can use your phone cable-free for navigation, messaging apps, and audio streaming—and with voice command, it’s easy to use your apps hands-free, even if you’re alone in the car for your morning drive to the office.
Speaking of safety, the Malibu comes standard with Chevy Safety Assist, a suite of driver assistance features that can help you stay aware of your surroundings to avoid dangerous situations. The most important features come standard across all trim levels, so you don’t have to pay extra for peace of mind...
Forward Collision Alert gives you a warning when a collision with the vehicle in front of you is deemed imminent, and Automatic Emergency Braking automatically applies the brakes or supplements manual braking to avoid a collision if you don’t react quickly or brake hard enough. The Following Distance Indicator makes it easy to avoid getting too close in the first place by letting you know, in seconds, how far you are from the vehicle in front of you.
A Lane Departure Warning lets you know when you’re starting to drift out of your lane, and Lane Keep Assist uses subtle corrective steering to keep you centered in your lane. IntelliBeam High Beam Assist turns your brights on and off automatically depending on surrounding traffic and current lighting conditions. Rear Park Assist—newly standard for the 2024 model year—detects objects behind your car when you’re in reverse, giving you alerts to help you avoid collisions while parking.
On top of the standard features, there are also more advanced options available on the Malibu. Driver assistance features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Automatic Parking Assist give you even more confidence while navigating freeways and parking lots. Alexa Built-In puts a digital assistant at your beck while you’re behind the wheel, and a wireless charging pad lets you keep your smart devices powered up without any cables cluttering your cabin.
In addition to the color touchscreen in the dashboard, the Malibu 2LT also features an 8.0-inch color driver information center located right behind the wheel. Because it’s completely digital, you can customize it to suit your preferences and priorities—and since it’s directly in your line of sight, it makes it easy to see information like your speed and fuel level as well as warnings from safety features.
As a driver, you’ll be spending the majority of your time in the cabin, so comfort is important, especially for long drives. The four trim levels of the 2024 Malibu let you get the comfort features that are important to you without making you pay extra for those you can go without, so it’s easy to strike the right balance between budget and luxury.
All models of the Malibu feature front bucket seats that are comfortable even on longer drives and offer support to prevent fatigue from setting in. Both the driver and front passenger seats are six-way manual adjustable on the LS trim, so you can get your position just right. A tilt and telescoping steering column gives you another means to make your layout your own because the Malibu is built for folks of all shapes and sizes. And physical controls built into the steering wheel let you adjust your settings comfortably without taking your hands off the wheel!
Opting for the RS trim mostly gets you extra exterior styling features, but there are a few interior upgrades that make driving more comfortable. The driver’s seat is upgraded from a six-way manual to an eight-way power adjustable seat, and it has power lumbar control to keep your posture up and your spine in good spirits.
The 1LT trim comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control plus a rear console and vent, so you and your passengers can keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The backseat is also decked out with dedicated reading lamps and a comfortable armrest. Up front, both the driver and passenger seats are heated, so you can stay extra cozy when it’s chilly out.
As the top-tier trim, the 2LT comes with plenty of extra touches that take the cabin to the next level. The driver’s seat isn’t just power-adjustable but features driver memory, so you can get it back to your ideal settings at the touch of a button after your partner, roommate, or designated driver has been behind the wheel. The front passenger seat is also power-adjustable for added comfort and gets power lumbar control as well, and you have two extra tools for staving off lousy weather: a heated steering wheel and ventilated front seats.
Having a stylish car can make you feel more confident behind the wheel and help you make an impressive entrance that’s sure to impress your neighbors, co-workers, and friends. All trims of the 2024 Malibu feature a refined exterior that’s sculpted to be not only aerodynamic but aesthetically appealing as well. Its sleek silhouette is eye-catching, and its front grille has plenty of personality. If you want to make the Malibu your own, there are plenty of ways to customize the car’s appearance so you can get a look that matches your individual style.
The RS trim comes standard with 18-inch aluminum wheels that are not only bigger than the 16-inch wheels on the LS but also feature a more intricate design with sharp angles that project a sporty vibe. Dual exhaust outlets and a rear spoiler in the back are both functional and add to the athletic appearance of the RS. Black accents throughout the exterior—including the grille, Chevy bowtie emblems, and Malibu badges—tie the look together.
Upgrade to the 1LT or 2LT trim, and you can choose from three available special editions that provide a unique appearance. The Midnight Edition is only available in the Mosaic Black Metallic exterior color, and its black wheels, grille, bowtie emblems, and nameplate badge almost blend into the paint color. This black-on-black look gives the Malibu a formal appearance that’s both edgy and elegant.
If you like the look of a blacked-out grille and black badges but would rather have them stand out against a different paint color, then you can choose the Sport Edition. Let those black accents provide contrast to a sporty red, the new-for-2024 Lakeshore Blue Metallic, or any other color you choose. Finally, the Redline Edition features black accents that have a pop of bright red for added flair. The grille and emblems are the same basic black as the other editions, but its black wheels feature bold red hash marks, its black nameplate badge has a red outline, and the outside mirrors feature exclusive Redline decals.