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2024 Chevy Malibu Offers Turbocharged Thrills, Top Safety Status, and Sleek Sedan Sailing

The 2024 Malibu is making waves for the exciting pre-spring season here at Jim Butler Chevy of St. Louis, as this ninth-generation sedan remains sleek, solid, and always attractive! Crossover SUVs have risen in popularity so much that these 4-doored models are sometimes pushed unintentionally out of the current market’s spotlight. The power source is a very athletic turbocharged 4-cylinder and the Malibu was designed to offer a very reliable and affordable daily driver. 

There’s a placid and very lucent Lakeshore Blue Metallic hue new for 2024, and rear park assist is now standard on all non-fleet models. The 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder is now paired with a smooth-shifting variable transmission, cranking out 163 horsepower. A standard 8-inch infotainment display is present in all models, along with the high-tech convenience of wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. It’s also equipped with wireless charging.

The interior is available in gray or black, with a very sweet upgrade to beige or black perforated leather. Higher trim levels offer the comfort and convenience of heated and ventilated seats, with the option to properly ring in spring visuals through the power sunroof optional on 1LT and 2LT trims. Standard items have been one of the most frequently looked-at categories for new buyers lately, as they feel that getting more for less aligns with inflationary times! A thorough suite of safety and driver assists comes on all trims, along with Rear Park Assist. 

Packing the show up to enjoy the coming days of summer on the road will be made much easier with 102.90 cubic feet between the front seats and the trunk. Golf clubs, rollerblades, soccer equipment, and many more signs of “winter’s discontent” easing into the rearview mirror can easily fit in the 15.7 cubic feet of trunk space. The top-of-the-line 2LT trim adds built-in navigation and Wi-Fi hotspot capability, as is the convenience and savvy find-everything skills of Alexa Built-in. 

On top of 10 safety-ensuring airbags, the Malibu offers a comprehensive suite of driver assistance features as standard on all trims, along with the convenience of Chevy’s Teen Driver technology. Even the healthy-minded honors student among you may tend to wander, and Teen Driver’s in-depth report card can focus on behaviors such as speeding, loud music, and more. The 2024 Malibu currently has no recalls or investigations on file with the NHTSA, with Consumer Reports also claiming that it is expected to have above-average reliability when measured up against the competition.

2LT models offer an enhanced automatic emergency braking system, with every Malibu offering Chevy safety assist system standard. This well-equipped suite adds following distance indicator, forward collision alert, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, auto high beams, and automatic emergency braking. The obvious and persistent competition comes from the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, which the Malibu clearly rises above in terms of price. The Edmunds.com review team preferred the 2LT trim, with its step-up to leather seating and premium sound system for the ride.

Verified users on this forum praised the Malibu for its reliability record, while firmly backing up the value of the Premier model’s power and 9-speed transmission. KBB.com rated the 2024 Chevy Malibu at 30 mpg combined for fuel efficiency. Rear legroom is quite generous at 38.1 inches, and the 5-digit keyless entry option means drivers can lock their keys in the car for an afternoon of lake activity and still have easy access.

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