The slightest tap of the gas pedal will reveal Malibu doesn’t skimp on power. The standard ECOTEC® 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder engine offers enhanced fuel efficiency and lower emissions while enhancing low-rpm torque. This provides a greater feeling of power at lower speeds while still delivering 165 horsepower.
When the Intake Valve Lift Control system operates in low-lift mode, the engine pumps only the air it needs to meet the driver’s demand. This allows for greater performance at lower speeds and offers excellent fuel economy. The system automatically switches to high-lift mode at higher speeds or under heavy loads, providing the full output capability for the engine. Simply put, Malibu has the power you want and knows when you need it most.
The premium electric rack-and-pinion steering system delivers crisp, responsive handling and excellent on-center feel. A tight steering radius, combined with a variable-effort feature that increases the level of power assistance during low-speed maneuvers, makes city driving a breeze.
StabiliTrak® helps you stay the course
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System helps provide directional control of the vehicle in difficult driving conditions. Sensors continually monitor the difference between the path being steered and the direction the vehicle is actually travelling. If StabiliTrak detects a difference, it selectively applies brake pressure to the appropriate wheel to help you get the vehicle back on track.
All-new independent suspension
There's a reason Malibu rides and drives like a premium sedan. The fully independent suspension has been tuned and tested on highways, rural roads and test tracks around the world. A wide stance and stiff structure contribute to the smooth ride and nimble handling.
4-wheel antilock disc brakes
The confidence of a 4-wheel antilock disc brake system is standard on every Malibu. Ventilated front discs help cool the brakes and maintain stopping power. An integrated Brake Assist system is designed to modulate brake pressure in emergency braking situations, to assist the driver in stopping or decreasing vehicle speed.
Sleek curves that will turn heads, combined with a bold presence inspired by the iconic Camaro. The Malibu is engineered for aerodynamic perfection so you can focus on the adventure ahead and not on stopping to refuel.
Bold attention-grabbing grille
A dual port grille that houses hidden passive blockers to reduce wind resistance, and stylishly announces your arrival.
Side View Mirrors
That Help You Move Even the mirrors on the Malibu have been shaped for optimal aerodynamic performance
Headlights that light up in style
HID headlights with automatic levelling system and tunnel detection provide enhanced range and brightness. A shape that curves smoothly around the bodysides maintain the Malibu's aerodynamic flow at top crusing speeds. Beams stay clear with high-pressure headlight washers.
Sweeping rear deck
The perfect contours around the rear quarter seamlessly control airflow around the car.
With a true fixation on details, Malibu offers refined surfacing with premium materials and available rich appointments. The sleek interior features an acoustic-laminated windshield for a superb level of quietness as well as low-gloss surfacing and soft-touch tactility. The precision continues with a sophisticated dual-cockpit design and ice-blue ambient lighting on the instrument panel and doors. This Malibu is synonymous with expressive interior and attention to detail.
Get instant access to your digital world via a 7-inch full-colour touch screen. Enjoy hands-free calls to any of the contacts in your mobile. Tactile steering-mounted buttons seamlessly integrate MyLink into your driving experience.
Keyless entry with Push-Start button
There's no need to hunt for your key fob in your pocket or purse - simply touch the door handle and Malibu will unlock. As long as your key fob is inside the car, you can start the engine with the push of a button.
Pump up the tunes from your phone or flash drive with a USB port that connects to the center console.
Remote engine start
Warm up the engine or cool down Malibu remotely. All with the push of a button on your key fob.