2022 Chevy Malibu Provides Friendly Performance with Modern Design
We have greatly enjoyed providing sales and service support here at Jim Butler Chevrolet of St Louis for what we deem as the most user-friendly and customer-focused brand there is. We also have spent many festive moments enjoying the accolades our vehicles have stacked up under the tree. The Chevy Malibu has long been praised for its stable performance and approachable exterior and boasts a functional stance that effortlessly works for drivers of all types.
When the Malibu first roared into existence in 1964, it featured a very rugged look, and came in both four-door sedan and two-door coupe options. We have learned over the years as the Malibu has matured, that most drivers measure a car by its performance. This has become the benchmark value for many engineers and developers that see a model through the planning and production stages. The LT Trim remains the most popular, sporting a 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder under the hood and cranking out 160 horsepower along with 184 lb-ft of torque. It’s a sleek and savvy front-wheel drive sedan equipped with a double overhead camshaft and continuously variable speed automatic.
During times that continuously demand class-leading fuel efficiency, the 2022 Malibu nails down 29 mpg in the city, situated along with a viable 36 mpg highway. We have gathered the reflections and positive experiences of many repeat buyers and enthusiastic auto fans about the Malibu’s appeal. Customers are loving its classic feel combined with awesome tech features. The 2022 Malibu comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen, which is compatible with both the very popular Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Inside you’ll find a driver-focused layout, with luxury upgrades available such as an 8-way driver’s seat designed for optimal comfort.
The exterior provides a very classy vibe without exuding mundane looks, which enables the Malibu to stand out amongst the competition. The 16-inch alloy wheels and appealing hubcaps have kept drivers’ interest through the years. In a time when models are conforming to a dry aesthetic, these set the Malibu apart. The KBB review team got it right when they claimed that “the human race is now in a weird period of history where buying a midsize sedan is nearly non-conformist”, as the popularity of crossover SUVs rises incrementally.
The 250-horsepower 2.0-liter engine in the Premier trim comes mated to the 9-speed automatic transmission and can push a reputable and hard-working suspension while also providing an ideal burst of highway-handy thrust. Space for all occupants is generous with the rear legroom of 38.1 being right on par with competition such as the Toyota Camry. The RS version boosts appearances with its wicked rear spoiler, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust system, and black treatment for the grille.
More than comfortable enough on the straights and perfectly gripping around tight corners, the Malibu will leave you feeling as if you have finally found the ideal driver that blends accessible chops with athletic style, while remaining charming and family-ready during every trip!