2019 Chevrolet Malibu Specs, Release Dates, Prices

For this year, Chevrolet has updated the Malibu with a new front and rear styling to help it compete with other midsize sedans such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion and Kia Optima. Abundant options are available for the 2019 Malibu, including automatic parking assist, adaptive cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A new model for 2019: RS, which comes in sporty looks with some blacked-out styling cues, 18-inch wheels and dual-outlet exhaust. As before, the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is powered by a choice of 1.5 or 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. If you are looking for an efficient and spacious family sedan with sporty manners and attractive style, the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu should be on your list.

FAST FACT

The available Malibu Hybrid offers a GM-estimated combined fuel economy rating of 46 mpg.

 

2019 CHEVROLET MALIBU BASE PRICE

$22,965

 

EPA VEHICLE CLASS

Midsize Sedan

 

NEW FOR 2019

  • Restyled front and rear, with new front fascia, grilles and headlamps; new rear fascia and dual-element taillamps. LED taillights available

  • Available RS model

  • New 8-inch reconfigurable color driver information center

  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 with new, standard 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen radio; new available navigation radio

  • Rear-vision camera included on Malibu L trim

  • Malibu Premier trim adds rear heated outboard seats

  • CVT transmission on models with the 1.5L Turbo engine

2019 CHEVROLET MALIBU HIGHLIGHTS

  • Offered in L, LS, RS, LT, Hybrid and Premier models (see separate pages for complete Malibu Hybrid details)

  • All-new Malibu RS offers a sporty, personalized appearance, driven by blacked-out styling cues that include a black sport grille, black bowtie emblems, a rear spoiler, 18-inch wheels and dual-outlet exhaust. Inside, it features a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped shifter and black cloth seats

  • 1.5L Turbo engine with a Continuously Variable Transmission is standard on L, LS, RS and LT

  • 2.0L Turbo engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission is standard on Premier

  • OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot is standard on LS, RS and LT (includes three-month/3GB data trial)

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone projection compatibility is standard on LS, RS, LT, Hybrid and Premier

  • Teen Driver feature is standard on LS, RS, LT, Hybrid and Premier

  • Standard rear seat reminder

  • Standard Keyless Open and Keyless Start

  • Available remote vehicle starter

  • Available wireless charging

  • Dual rear-seat USB ports and a 110V power outlet are available on LT and Hybrid; and standard on Premier

  • Heated leather-trimmed front seats are standard on Premier and available on LT and Hybrid

  • Ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel are standard on Premier

  • Power sunroof is available on LT, Hybrid and Premier

SAFETY FEATURES

  • Ten standard air bags, including frontal and knee driver and front-passenger air bags, seat-mounted side-impact and roof rail for front and rear outboard positions

  • Standard rear-vision camera

  • Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, all-speed traction control and hill hold

  • Driver Confidence Package is available LT, Hybrid and Premier. Content includes: Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist

  • Driver Confidence Package II is available on Premier and includes: Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking and IntelliBeam automatic high-beam control

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2019 CHEVROLET MALIBU SPECIFICATIONS

 

GM-EST. FUEL ECONOMY

City

TBD (1.5L)

22 (2.0L)

Highway

TBD (1.5L)

32 (2.0L)

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FUEL TANK CAPACITY

15.8 gal. / 60 liters (L, LS, RS, LT and Premier)

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ENGINES

Type:

1.5L I-4 DOHC VVT DI Turbocharged

Bore & stroke

(in. / mm):

2.91 x 3.40 / 74 x 86.6

Block material:

Cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

Cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

Dual-overhead camshafts, four-valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing

Fuel delivery:

High-pressure direct injection and electronic throttle control

Horsepower

(hp / kW @ rpm):

160 / 121 @ 5700 (SAE-certified)

Torque

(lb.-ft. / Nm):

184 / 250 @ 2500-3000 (SAE-certified)

 

Type:

2.0L I-4 DOHC VVT DI Turbocharged

Bore & stroke

(in. / mm):

3.39 x 3.39 / 86 x 86

Block material:

Cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

Cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

Dual-overhead camshafts, four-valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing

Fuel delivery:

High-pressure direct injection and electronic throttle control

Horsepower

(hp / kW @ rpm):

250 / 186 @ 5300 (SAE-certified)

Torque

(lb.-ft. / Nm):

260 / 353 @ 2000-5000 (SAE-certified)

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TRANSMISSION & AXLE

Type:

Continuously Variable Transsmission (1.5L Turbo)

Hydra-Matic nine-speed automatic (2.0L Turbo)

Final Drive Ratio:

TBD (CVT)

2.89 (nine-speed automatic)

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

Front Suspension:

MacPherson strut with dual-path mountings, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar (hollow); hydraulic ride bushings

Rear Suspension:

Four-link independent rear; hollow stabilizer bar

Steering Type:

Rack-mounted electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion

Turning Circle

(ft. / m):

37 / 11.5

Brake Type:

Four-wheel disc with four-channel ABS and brake pre-fill

Brake Rotor Size (in / mm):

Front: 11.8 / 300 vented, with FNC-treated Duralife rotors

Rear: 11.3 / 287 solid, with FNC-treated Duralife rotors

Wheel Size:

16 x 7.5-in. steel with cover (std. L)

16 x 7.5-in. aluminum (std. LS)

17 x 8.0-in. aluminum (std. LT and Hybrid)

18 x 8.0-in. aluminum (std. RS and Premier; avail. LT)

19 x 8.5-in. aluminum (avail. Premier)

Tire Size:

P205/60R16 all-season

P225/55R17 all-season

P245/45R18 all-season

P245/40R19 all-season

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EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase

(in. / mm):

111.4 / 2830

Overall Length

(in. / mm):

193.8 / 4923

Overall Width

(in. / mm):

73 / 1854

Overall Height

(in. / mm):

57.6 / 1463

Track (in. mm):

62.6 / 1590 (front)

62.5 / 1588 (rear)

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INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Headroom

(in / mm):

40.1 / 1018 (front)

37.5 / 953 (rear)

Legroom

(in. / mm):

45.3 / 1150 (front)

38.1 / 967 (rear)

Shoulder Room

(in. / mm):

58.5 / 1486 (front)

57.1 / 1450 (rear)

Hip Room

(in. / mm):

54.1 / 1374 (front)

53.4 / 1356 (rear)

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WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES

Curb Weight

(lb. / kg):

3126 / 1418 (L)

3135 / 1422 (LS)

3135 / 1422 (RS)

3159 / 1433 (LT)

3223 / 1462 (Premier)

EPA passenger volume (cu. ft. / L):

102.9 / 2314

Cargo volume

(cu. ft. / L):

15.8 / 447 (L, LS, RS, LT and Premier)

 

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