2020 Chevrolet Malibu Overview
The Chevy Malibu was first introduced in 1964 as a convertible subseries of the Chevelle. After a 14-year hiatus starting in 1983, the Malibu reentered our lives in 1997 as the sedan we all know and love today. Now in its ninth generation, the 2020 Malibu gets a couple new exterior colors as well as new wheels for the RS and Premier trims.
The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu is available at five trims: L, LS, RS, LT, and Premier.
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Exterior & Interior
While two new colors are now available for the 2020 Malibu — Stone Gray and Black Cherry — three colors have been removed: Iridescent Pearl, Pacific Blue, and Sandy Ridge. As previously mentioned, the RS and Premier trims get new wheels for the upcoming model year. The RS will feature 18-inch aluminum wheels while the Premier goes one inch larger with its aluminum wheels. On the inside, the 2020 Malibu offers standard features like a 12-volt power outlet, six-way front seating, carpeted floor mats, keyless start, premium cloth seats, and a rear window defogger. Moving up to higher trims will allow you to enjoy amenities like power seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, front seat lumbar support, charging USB ports, ambient lighting, and Driver Memory.
As expected, the 2020 Chevy Malibu is equipped with the latest tech to keep you connected while on the go. Standard features include a six-speaker audio system, an 8-inch color touch-screen display, OnStar and Chevrolet Connected Access capability, a driver information center, Rear Seat Reminder, a rear vision camera, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Teen Driver is standard on the LS trim and above while features like the Bose premium nine-speaker audio system, navigation, and wireless charging are standard on the top-of-the-line Premier trim.
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Performance & Efficiency
All 2020 Malibu models, except the Premier, come with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine under the hood paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission. Combined, the Malibu can get 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. When you opt for the 2020 Malibu Premier, you get more bang for your buck thanks to a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine paired to a nine-speed automatic, capable of getting 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy sits at 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway for the 1.5-liter engine while the Premier is estimated to achieve 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.