The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu -an exceptional sedan with an affordable price tag
The perfect scenario when you buy something is to have the experience end with that joyful feeling of having made a great deal, of having received well above your money’s worth. And if you order the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu, that’s precisely what you’ll feel. For years to come.
What makes the last front-wheel-drive mid-size sedan to come out of Detroit such a great car? Almost everything about it, from its looks down to its engine choices and very comfortable interior. But let's take them one at a time.
The first thing that will draw you in when you lay eyes on the 2022 Malibu is its upscale exterior aesthetic. Timeless lines cover the Malibu from front to back and give it an air of subdued luxury, a whisper-like beauty, there without ever being ostentatious.
Under the hood, there can be one in two options. First is the 1.5-liter four-cylinder standard engine that's fitted on the LS, LT, and RS trims. It will produce 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, which is more than enough for a car of Malibu's weight and dimensions. Reserved exclusively for the Premier top trim, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder is an absolute beast, especially paired with the Malibu. At 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, which is more than most mid-sized crossovers have to offer, the 2.0-liter makes for fun driving anywhere you’ll take it. Paired with a responsive 9-speed automatic transmission it makes the Malibu feel like a hybrid between a veritable sports car and a luxury sedan.
We’ve been selling Chevrolets for decades now and rarely have we come across a better match in terms of driving’s experience than the Malibu and its most potent engine, almost never one at this price range. Where the smaller 1.5-liter engine takes the cake, though, is fuel economy – with a whopping 36 miles per gallon on the highway and 32 combined.
Moving on we have to talk about the Malibu’s list of standard features. Dubbed the Malibu LS, the base model comes under $24,500 and is equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, air conditioning, cruise control, an 8-inch color touchscreen that will help you control the car’s infotainment system, both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration (with wireless connectivity), a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker audio system.
Our pick, however, would be the LT trim as it includes everything listed above plus LED running lights and taillights, heated outside mirrors, heated front seats, rear passenger air vents, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, and a bump up to 17-inch wheels.
Visit us here at O'Neill's Chevrolet Buick in Avon, Connecticut to see the Malibu in real life and have our dedicated salespeople answer all your questions about the latest rendition of the Malibu. Not only that but if you visit us, we can also arrange for you to take the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu out for a test drive.