The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu joins the legacy of mid-size sedans with its handsome looks, while its features and values are worthy enough to arrest the interests of the onlookers around. It is sheer goodness and exclusivity of this beautiful sedan that helped it overshadow its competitors in many respects. It is also because the rarity of sedan models that made us curious towards this Chevrolet model, and we were all set to visit our nearby Hayden Chevrolet dealership showroom to explore the lineup a couple of days back.
The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu is neither too big, not too small a sedan, and has a size that middles between both the extreme with a perfect sense of balance. This mid-size sedan had the aura in itself that could divert the minds of several buyers who had the intentions of buying an SUV crossover this year. It made them change their minds and go for a sedan model at the hour when the market is witnessing the onslaught of the crossover SUVs.
In the first appearance itself, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu looked intensely stylish and built around it a sense of comfort, what everyone particularly wants to be there in a family car.
As Chevrolet gave the Malibu series a mid-cycle refreshment just the previous year, the present day looks of this sedan feels sharp, crisp, and handsome more than ever. Upfront the grille stretches much wider than expected, adding a pinch of grandeur to its approach, while the sloping roofline gives it a more coupe-like appearance.
As you travel to the rear end, the tapered tail rounds up the silhouette with a smart sports car flavor. As offered by the manufacturer, you can make your Malibu look ever smarter by installing the RS appearance package. But even without it, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu nonetheless stands out in its segment as a good-looking sedan from every angle you look at it.
The inside cabin of the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu however preferred to stay subdued in comparison to its outside glamor. Chevrolet laid the cabin with a seemingly lackluster design in which the first thing to get noticed is the big, touchscreen display at the central front that let you operate the smartphone through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Exploring the 2020 Model Year Lineup
For the year 2020, Chevrolet assigns the Malibu models some minimal changes like two new exterior colors joining the existing crew, a new design for both the grille at the forefront, and the wheels, especially for the RS trim models.
To the shock of many, Chevrolet withdraws the thrifty Malibu Hybrid trim for this year making the trims lineup as L, LS, RS, LT, and Premier models, with the same ascending order of price paralleled in terms of comfort and performance.
As per the Chevrolet dealer Hayden, the 2020 edition of Chevrolet Malibu offers in its lineup a 1.5-liter turbo-4 engine rated at 163 horsepower after joining hands with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The other option is the 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine that can crank 250 hp, when paired to a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Both the powertrain combinations deliver equally appreciable ride quality that consistently stay quiet and comfortable.