The 2023 Chevrolet Malibu is a comfortable, stylish, and versatile midsize sedan that makes getting around Stanleytown, Danville, Rocky Mount, and Greensboro a pleasure. The attractive exterior stylish is fresh and modern and can make you question why SUVs are the go-to vehicle for so many new vehicle shoppers today. On top of its attractive exterior, the 2023 Malibu also boasts a comfortable ride, excellent handling, and an exemplary infotainment system, and it’s also great value for money.
Anyone familiar with the Malibu over recent times will probably notice that the top-of-the-line trim level has changed for the 2023 model year. The top model used to be called the Premier, but now it’s been replaced by the 2LT. The most affordable version of the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu is the entry-level LS, and from there, the range goes to the RS, LT, and that range-topping 2LT. However, as well as the four available trim levels, there are Sport Edition and Midnight Edition upgrade packages that add black 19-inch alloy wheels and plenty of black trim to give extra style to Malibu.
If you need help deciding which trim level to go for with your new 2023 Chevrolet Malibu, you won’t have any problems with the powertrain, as all four versions of the sedan get the same setup. The engine powering the Malibu in 2023 is a 1.5-liter turbo-four that develops 163 horsepower and an impressive 184 lb.-ft. of torque. The power goes exclusively to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The power is delivered smoothly and evenly, and the ride is always quiet and comfortable. Although 163 horsepower is relatively modest by today’s standards, the Malibu feels quicker than you’d imagine due to its substantial torque. The turbo-four/CVT combination also delivers decent economy, with EPA ratings of 29 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway, and 32 mpg combined.
While some shoppers can be motivated by horsepower, 0 to 60 mph times, and top speeds, the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu is a package that concentrates on what matters to the majority. The car looks good in any trim, and those aesthetic upgrade packages can make it look pretty special. On the inside, infotainment is increasingly essential for most new vehicle shoppers today, and this is an area where the Malibu excels. Even the entry-level Malibu LS features the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with an 8.0-inch diagonal color touchscreen, Bluetooth, voice control, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Safety is another area where the Malibu comes generously equipped at every level. Standard features include ten airbags, Automatic Emergency Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and OnStar & Chevrolet Connected Services capability.
The 2023 Chevrolet Malibu is a sensational reminder of why sedans were the preferred vehicle choice for so many people before SUVs took over the world. The Malibu looks and drives great; it’s practical, economical, and excellent value for money. Discover how much the Malibu has to offer today with a test drive from GR Chevrolet Buick GMC at 930 Fairystone Park Hwy, Stanleytown, VA, or call us at (276) 629-2525 for more information, and we can book an appointment for a time that suits you.