2023 Chevrolet Malibu


What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu? What does it compare to?

The 2023 Chevrolet Malibu is the last Detroit-badged mid-size sedan. Shop it against the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord as well as the Subaru Legacy and Kia K5. 

Is the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu a good car?

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It’s good enough, but make sure to shop its competition. Overall, we rate the 2023 Malibu at 5.0 out of 10. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

What’s new for the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu?

Automatic emergency braking is finally standard this year. Chevrolet also jettisoned the Premier trim and its 2.0-liter turbo-4, replacing it with a new 2LT that uses the same 1.5-liter turbo-4 on other trims but includes leather seats and the option to add a few other features. 

The Malibu comes in a single sedan configuration, which wears clean, conservative styling outside and offers up similarly light thrills inside. 

We can say the same about its 160-hp 1.5-liter turbo-4, which is down on power against competitors but feels fleet enough thanks to a decent continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). More impressive is the Malibu’s composed ride and highway stability.

Look for as high as 36 mpg on the highway, or 32 mpg combined. That’s not bad, but a hybrid version would be nice. 

Inside, the Malibu comes with a decent infotainment system with wireless smartphone compatibility, but its design is dull. Front- and rear-seat space impresses, though, and the trunk is on the large side for the class.

Even with this year’s addition of automatic emergency braking, however, the Malibu has a mixed crash-test record including a four-star rating from the NHTSA and so-so scores from the IIHS. 

How much does the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu cost?

We expect that the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu will stick with a $25,000-ish base price, and climb to a bit above $30,000 with options. The LT trim lands squarely in the middle and it comes with a few worthwhile features. 

Where is the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu made?

In Kansas City, Kansas.

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