The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu arrives for the new model year with an elevated sense of style. The mid-size family sedan offers drivers a comfortable driving experience and provides passengers with a spacious interior.
Along with its spacious interior cabin, the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu also features a trunk with ample storage space. With a stylish exterior and the latest in technology and driver-assist features, the 2022 Malibu proves to be an economically advantageous sedan for everyday drivers.
Avail. Engine Type
The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu comes available with either a 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder or a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. The 1.5L offers 163 horsepower while the 2.0L offers 250 horsepower. All Malibu trims except the Premier come equipped with the 1.5L, so consumers wanting a bit more in terms of performance should opt for the 2.0L.
The 2022 Malibu offers drivers either a continuously variable transmission or a nine-speed automatic transmission, depending on the trim. The Premier Malibu trim offers the nine-speed and it also offers a good amount of torque (260lb-ft). In terms of fuel economy, the 2022 Malibu gets 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
Driving and Handling
The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu offers a pleasant and engaging driving experience. The family sedan makes good use of its turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 260lb-ft of torque to provide optimal acceleration. Combined with the continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive, the 2022 Malibu serves as a good family car for everyday driving.
The 2022 Malibu comes available in four trims: LS, RS, LT, and Premier. Each level offers more driver-assist and comfort features than the previous. Some of these features include heated and ventilated seats as well as blind-spot monitoring. Despite the ascending levels of comfort and features, the base 2022 Malibu still offers consumers a stylish exterior. For those wanting more in terms of interior style or features, they can opt for the Driver Confidence Package.
The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu features a spacious and comfortable interior. Inside the sedan, owners will note a symmetrical dashboard with larger openings beneath the center stack. This provides more room for the driver which helps contribute to the feeling of openness. Passengers will also enjoy ample room and space. For those wanting to store goods and belongings, the sedan offers competitive trunk storage.
The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu comes equipped with an 8-inch infotainment screen. This serves as the portal for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. It also serves as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. In terms of driver-assist features, the mid-sized sedan offers a suite of technologies and conveniences. Some of these come available with the Driver Confidence package, but for the most part, they include blind-spot monitoring, automated emergency braking, and remote engine start.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2022 Malibu comes with a suite of standard safety features. Some of these include forward collision alerts, lane change alerts, adaptive cruise control, front pedestrian braking, and automatic emergency braking.
For warranty, the 2022 Malibu includes 24-hour roadside assistance and courtesy transportation for 5 years or 60,000 miles. The mid-sized sedan also gets a corrosion limited warranty for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Additionally, there is powertrain coverage for 5 years or 60,000 miles. There’s also a bumper-to-bumper warranty for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Finally, as a special bonus, Malibu owners get one complimentary maintenance visit.