There have been Malibus on the roads of Weyburn, Estevan, Carlyle, Radville, and Regina for as long as many of us care to imagine, and the legendary nameplate is still going strong in the shape of the 2024 Chevrolet Malibu. Today’s Malibu is a midsize four-door sedan with clean, contemporary styling, a comfortable and composed ride, and good standard technology, representing great value for money, especially when shopped against comparable SUVs.
Despite the modest prices that Chevrolet asks for the 2024 Malibu, the exterior styling could easily be mistaken for something more premium and expensive. There’s a modestly European look to the exterior styling of the Malibu, including a sloping roof with more than a hint of coupe about it. Instead of the angular approach taken today by some rivals, the 2024 Chevrolet Malibu wears its Coke bottle-like curves with pride. The low-slung hood has a broad grille sitting below it that promotes a moderately sporty and aggressive aesthetic, with some models getting a touch of chrome for a more upscale aura. There are two straightforward trim levels in the 2024 lineup. This year’s most affordable version of the Malibu is the entry-level LS, and the higher specification alternative is the 1LT.
This year, there’s a thoroughly modern feel to the Malibu where powertrains are concerned. Small-displacement turbo engines are increasingly popular with economy-conscious car shoppers, so the 2024 Chevrolet Malibu is now entirely on point. The engine in question is a 1.5-litre turbo-four that provides the midsize Chevy four-door sedan with 163 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. Some of the Malibu’s rivals have more horsepower, but the Chevy’s torque means its performance is right up there. The electric power steering always feels consistent, the engine is quiet and refined, and the ride is soft and composed. In all cases, the 2024 Malibu sends its power to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The 2024 Chevrolet Malibu delivers a healthy list of standard features at every level, and the safety-conscious will be pleased with the car’s standard safety features at every level. Even the most affordable version of the Malibu comes with ten airbags, Automatic Emergency Braking, Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and a rear vision camera. Other standard features of the entry-level Malibu LS include alloy wheels, keyless open & start, air conditioning, a six-speaker audio system, and tire pressure monitors. The LS also gets an impressive 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
The 2024 Chevrolet Malibu is a midsize sedan with a long heritage that’s not afraid to move with the times. The 1.5-litre turbo-four engine is a good illustration of the car’s adaptation, with fuel economy ratings of 6.8 L/100 km on the highway and 8.6 L/100 km in the city. Check the latest Malibu out for yourself with a test drive from Barber Motors at 1 Government Rd, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, or call us at (306) 842-6531 for more information, and we can book an appointment for a time that’s suitable for you.