If you’re a Greenwood, Lexington, or Irmo resident in Newberry, SC, looking for a midsize sedan, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu is perfect for you.
Exterior, Interior, and Infotainment
The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu is a five-seater midsize sedan that is available in five trim levels: L, LS, RS, LT, and Premier. The sleek lines, LED daytime lamps, LED tail lamps, and dual exhaust outlets are an upgrade from earlier versions. The cabin is spacious and equips an asymmetrical dashboard.
Front seats come with a broad base and supportive bolsters to the side. The Malibu L comes with 16-inch steel wheels; LS with 16-inch alloy wheels, outside temperature display, front visor vanity mirrors, and a compass.
The RS comes with a blacked-out sport grille, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, and 8-way power driver’s seat. LT adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a power driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear climate-control vents, LED running lights, satellite radio, and heated mirrors.
Premier is equipped with 19-inch wheels, ventilated as well as heated front seats, heated rear seats, and steering wheel, power passenger seat, wireless smartphone-charging system, power sunroof, navigation system, and a 9-speaker Bose sound system. The Malibu Hybrid has 17-inch alloy wheels and is offered in only one trim level.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu has two turbocharged 4-cylinder engine options: a base 1.5-liter and a 2.0-liter engine. A hybrid power plant is also an available option. A 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that touts 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque is used on most models and is mated to a standard continuously variable transmission CVT.
The engine extends an EPA rating of 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. The Malibu Hybrid offers one powertrain: a 122-hp 1.8-liter hybrid 4-cylinder, which is mated to front-wheel drive (FWD) and a fuel-saving CVT.
All models offer antilock brakes, side-curtain airbags, and Rear Seat Reminder to remind the driver, before exiting the vehicle, to check the rear seats for children or pets left behind. Forward-collision, automatic braking, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and a blind spot monitoring system are other safety features available on the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu.