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A Closer Look at the 2018 Chevy Malibu


The Malibu is a Chevy classic, and its 2018 incarnation is a stunning display of stylish sophistication, truly doing the Chevrolet name proud (KBB reviewer and contributing editor Joe Tralonga calls it a “head-turner”). Aside from its first-class styling, what does the 2018 Chevy Malibu bring to the proverbial table?

2018 Chevy Malibu

A Roomy, Comfortable Interior

As Kelley Blue Book points out, the Malibu’s “gauges are big and clear, the dash curves and swoops attractive, and it’s easy to see out.” Comfy front seats adjust well to any body type, and back seats offer more legroom than most other midsize sedans, allowing tall adults to sit without feeling like sardines. Add in some great tech like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and the MyLink infotainment system (which not only looks great but is also user-friendly with its extra-large icons and knobs) and you’ve got one comfortable and functional sedan cabin.

The Power to Get the Job Done

A choice of three engines means you’ve got options when it comes to power and performance.

Choose from a 1.5- or a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine on non-hybrid Malibu models. The 1.5-liter turbocharged power plant is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and delivers 160 HP at 5600 rpm, while the 2.0-liter turbocharger (saved for premier models) is married to a 9-speed automatic, delivering 250 HP at 5300 rpm. Although it’s recommended that you use a premium blend of gas with the 2.0 engines, it’s not required, and all three options will run on regular gas.

If you’re big on saving at the pump, you can select the hybrid setup, which combines two electric motors and a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder for a combined 182 horsepower and up to 49 mpg on Kansas City streets.

2018 Chevy Malibu Interior

Plethora of Fantastic Features

Starting with the mid-tier LS trim level, you’ll find plenty of great features, including:

  • Support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth
  • 7″ touchscreen with MyLink Infotainment
  • Rearview camera
  • 6-way adjustable driver’s seat
  • 10 airbags
  • Stability control
  • Daytime running lights
  • OnStar® 4G LTE (and available Wi-Fi)
  • Rear seat reminder
  • Teen Driver safety system

Upgrade a bit more to the LT or Premier versions of the new Malibu, and you can get things like:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot warning
  • Forward-collision alert
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (especially helpful in busy parking lots)
  • Onboard navigation
  • Automatic parking assist
  • Gorgeous leather upholstery
  • Automatic climate control

Whether you opt for a top-of-the-line Malibu Premier or the base L trim, you’ll get a whole lot to love from the new Malibu for sale at our Chevy dealer near Kansas City.

2018 Chevrolet Malibu

A Practical Sedan for the Practical Driver

The 2017 Malibu was designed and engineered thoughtfully and with an eye toward practicality, and the 2018 model expands on that masterful engineering. Voted by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Car for Families in 2017, the Malibu continues to be one of Chevy’s most endearing and popular classics. Best of all, Chevy engineers have included something for everyone in the 2018 Malibu. If you’ve got kids, it’s roomy and efficient. If you like a good-looking ride, it has the styling you’re clamoring for. If you need a car for business, the Malibu’s speedy connectivity and available Wi-Fi hotspot will work wonders.

If you’re in the Kansas City area and you’d like to take a closer look at the 2018 Malibu, take a trip to McCarthy Chevrolet in Olathe, KS. We have both 2017 and 2018 Chevrolet Malibus available for sale and lease, plus other great new Chevy models and . No matter your choice, it’s waiting for you in our Chevy dealership showroom or lot.

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Contact us at (913) 754-7208 or stop by our car dealership in Olathe, KS at 675 N Rawhide Road to take a test drive, learn more about our current Chevy lease deals, or ask about your auto loan and financing options. As one of the premier Chevrolet dealers near Kansas City, we’d be happy to get you behind the wheel of a new Malibu or any other four-wheeled ride!




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