The model from Chevrolet always got counted among our list of favorite cars, but with the 2019 model year, it became irresistible for us, and like us, many agreed to the point that it does make a highly likeable sedan. This mid-size sedan from Chevrolet is an ideal choice for those who want to move with style and comfort that is always on the optimum level.
The sales executives at the Jacksonville Chevrolet dealership showroom who assisted us in exploring the entire 2019 lineup of the Chevrolet Malibu boasted that this year, this Chevrolet sedan has made really good business. And the credit goes to its attractive styling that is perfectly matched with its quiet and composed demeanor, and its luxury accentuated interior that is now upgraded with an excellent infotainment system.
2019 Trim Packages
For the year 2019, Chevrolet has elevated the status of its luxury sedan model Malibu with a new transmission on most of its trim models to attain a better performance score. The RS appearance package accompanies the upgrade list, while some minor styling accents are also distributed among all the trim levels of the 2019 lineup that includes L, LS, LT, and Premier.
This newly revised look did go well with the overall disposition of the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu that perfected the already attractive lines and curves placing them in even better places. At the front fascia, the signature grille of Chevrolet stretches extra wide in tune with the equally broad chrome lines meeting its headlights, while the large sized side windows running parallel with the sloping roofline and the tapered tail bring about a hatchback look to the sedan.
Interior Trim Features
The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu has a composed and luxury accentuated interior that offers a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen for its infotainment system that is integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features and lots more. You even get a high-spec cabin in the higher trims of the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu models that installs mobile wi-fi hotspots and several USB outlets, while a wireless charging pad from the parent company GM’s OnStar and a handful of advanced safety telematics, fitted into its cluster of digital instruments.
Power Plant Performance
Under its hood, the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu keeps a standard 1.5-liter turbo-4 engine rated at 163 horsepower after pairing to a new continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The transmission proved one of the best combinations for the turbo engine featuring simulated “gears” in order to eliminate the usual rubber band feel that is typical of the older CVTs.
A 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine is also offered as an option that makes a 250 hp endowing the sedan with an excellent acceleration after pairing with an exclusive 9-speed automatic transmission.
As shown to us by the Jacksonville Chevrolet dealership, there is a Malibu Hybrid option as well that uses a 1.8-liter inline-4 non-turbo paired to a lithium-ion battery attached to an electric motor to achieve a fuel economy of 46 mpg rated by the EPA in a combined trip after cranking a respectable 182 of horsepower.