With the 2018 Malibu, Chevrolet has a flavor for just about every taste—and budget.
The base model isn’t particularly well-outfitted for the money, but higher-end variants can be equipped with a wide array of features. That brings the Chevy Malibu to an 8 out of 10 in our eyes. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
The Malibu L is mainly a fleet special, meaning it was designed to be ordered by corporate and municipal buyers. Those meter maids and insurance sales people who wind up in one will find a basic audio system, cruise control, and power windows and locks but little more. The Malibu LS runs around $1,500 more, money that buys a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, 16-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth connectivity. It’s not lavish, but it’s not missing much, either.
The Malibu LT goes further…