There are five Chevy Malibu trims available: the L, LS, RS, LT, and Premier. Which one is right for you? That all depends on what you want out of your ride and how much you’re willing to spend.
The base L gives you the best deal as far as up-front costs are concerned. And it’s also nicely loaded with comfort and convenience features, so you won’t feel left behind. The Malibu L OnStar emergency telematics system helps you stay safe, bringing features like on-demand roadside assistance and automatic collision notification. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard equipment, displaying smartphone apps on the 8-inch central touchscreen so you can use them without looking away from the road.
For a little more modern technology, upgrade to the Malibu LS. It includes the Teen Driver system, which lets parents set geofence boundaries and curfew alerts for newly licensed young drivers. The 4G LTE Wi-Fi system is another boon, letting younger passengers connect devices to the internet and stream Netflix on long trips.
In the Malibu RS, you’ll find a lot of exclusive styling features. It’s definitely the sportiest model of the bunch, with dual exhaust tips and black 18-inch alloy wheels. The spoiler and blacked-out exterior trim pieces also set it apart from the other Malibu models. Inside, the RS treats you to extra comfort with an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat with power lumbar adjustments.
Check out the Malibu LT for a lengthy list of modern features. Use the remote start technology to crank up the air conditioning from afar. Heated mirrors and LED daytime running lights help you see and be seen. Inside, dual-zone climate controls set two different temperatures for driver and passenger, so both can enjoy their own comfort zone.
The top-trim Premier is fully loaded with high-end comfort and convenience features. In addition to leather upholstery and ventilated front seats, the nine-speaker Bose premium stereo system upgrades your daily drive. This model also features a 120-volt power outlet, so you can keep large devices fully charged and ready for action.