What Makes The 2020 Malibu A Smart Choice?

2020 Malibu

What Makes The 2020 Malibu A Smart Choice?

The 2020 Malibu is manufactured by Chevrolet and belongs to the ninth generation of the mid-sized car, which was launched in 2016. The 2020 version received a complete facelift, although the exterior design is essentially the same as was seen in the 2019 models. Two new exterior hues in the form of Black Cherry and Stone Gray are available for the 2020 Malibu, while the RS and Premier trim also have new wheel options.

Trims and powertrain
The 2020 Malibu is available in five trims. The L, LS, RS, and LT trims feature a 1.5-liter engine paired with a 2-speed CVT that delivers 160-hp. The Premier version includes a 2.0-liter engine that combines with a 9-speed automatic transmission to provide 250-horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The 1.5-liter engine delivers a fuel economy of 36 mpg in the highway and 29 mpg within the city, while the hybrid version clocks at 44 mpg.

While the LT and Premium versions are available in eight exterior colors, the LS and RS models have five and six color options, respectively. The base L model has two exterior shade offerings. In terms of infotainment, the 2020 Malibu certainly does not disappoint. As with every Malibu, the latest model has an excellent infotainment system featuring Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Except for the Premier version, other trims offer a six-speaker audio system, which brings about a vibrant and balanced sound signature. The Premier trim even boasts a nine-speaker Bose sound system that produces a concert-like effect throughout the cabin.

Comfortable interiors
The front seats in the 2020 Malibu have ample space in terms of headspace and legroom and can accommodate adults who are six-feet tall. The seats in the Premier, RS, and LT trims are power-adjustable to ensure maximum comfort for the driver.

Safety features
The 2020 Malibu garnered the highest score on crash tests. Some of the key safety features include available lane assist, automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and adaptive cruise control. Apart from these, the vehicle also equips the following:

• Ten airbags
• Following Distance Indicator
• Automatic Emergency Braking
• Forward Collision Alert
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System
• Front Pedestrian Braking
• LATCH system

Source: Chevrolet