|2018 Chevrolet Malibu L||vs.||2018 Chevrolet Malibu LS|
|1.5L DOHC 4-cylinder||Engine||1.5L DOHC 4-cylinder|
|27 city / 36 hwy||Fuel Economy||27 city / 36 hwy|
|160 hp||Horsepower||160 hp|
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The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu L and LS editions are the two most affordable trims in a line-up known for its affordability. The two trims are similar, but as you examine their differences, you are sure to see which one is right for you.
The Malibu L and LS are powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. It is mated to an automatic transmission. U.S. News and World Report suggests that this is a good car for commuters due to its fuel economy ratings. The car earns up to 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. A stop-start function works seamlessly to save fuel at red lights while maintaining your air conditioning, radio and other vital accessories. Kelley Blue Book praises the suspension for the way it absorbs bumps. The journalist also praises the way the car handles rapid lane changes and tight corners. In all, the reviewer finds the vehicle to be one of the liveliest performers in its class. Hill start assist holds the car in place when you move your foot from the brake to an accelerator on a hill.
Kelley Blue Book calls this car a thing of beauty with first-class styling. Malibu L trim owners will enjoy music more with the six-speaker entertainment system. Bluetooth and OnStar are also on board. The cabin wears a cloth upholstery. Keyless entry is paired with push button start. Drivers will appreciate comfortable seating and a tilt-telescoping steering wheel. A large backseat is big enough for teens and adults. The sizable trunk is ready to swallow your luggage for a long trip.
The Malibu LS adds the latest in smartphone integration. The seven-inch touchscreen has Chevy MyLink apps. Plus it can gain access to many more apps through owner use of either Android Auto or rival Apple CarPlay. These smartphone-specific systems let you stream directions via Google or Apple maps. You can also do more with voice commands with Google Voice or Siri. A rearview camera shows you obstacles in your reverse path. OnStar lets you opt for a WiFi hotspot. This connectivity keeps kids entertained on their smart devices. Other upgrades include a dashboard compass and laminated front windows to reduce cabin noise.
Both Malibu trims share the same five-star safety rating, earned from extensive crash testing by the NHTSA. Ten airbags try to protect occupants in an accident, and OnStar may make an automatic call for help if airbags deploy. Four LATCH anchor points and three tethers ensure a safer fit for car seats on the back row in any of the three positions. Helping busy parents, a friendly reminder beeps to prompt drivers to check the backseat for infants and toddlers. The LS adds a Teen Driver system that can encourage safe behaviors in independent young drivers. It allows mom or dad to set volume and speed limits to reduce temptations.
The 2018 Malibu L and LS are available at Mountain View Chevy. Take any one of these Malibu out for a spin. You are sure to enjoy the drive.Schedule Test Drive
MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.
All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.