2024 Chevy Malibu First Drive Review

Although reports had suggested that Chevy would discontinue one of its most popular nameplates, it seems like GM management has changed its mind. According to the latest reports, the company will produce a new generation of the sedan in 2025. These are the obvious reasons.

2024 Chevy Malibu
2024 Chevy Malibu

In the first three quarters of 2022, nearly 80.000 units were sold. This is twice the number of units that the company sold in the same period 2021. The fact is that not all buyers are looking for a crossover. Some buyers still desire a comfortable, but affordable mid-size sedan. We are confident that such a trend will continue. The 2024 Chevy Malibu is the last year of production for the current generation.

As we are referring to the final model, this would not require any major changes. We expect to see a familiar design with familiar strengths. We love Malibu’s spacious cabin, high fuel efficiency, and affordable price.

2024 Chevy Malibu New Design

It has been in existence since 2016, making it one of the oldest models in its class. It still looks good enough thanks to the 2019 update that brought some styling changes. We don’t anticipate any styling changes in the next year. However, minor tweaks such as new color options or other modifications are always possible.

The mechanics are very familiar. The sedan rides on an E2 platform that shares most of its parts with the Opel Insignia and Buick Regal. Although the ride quality of the Malibu is not as good as that of the Honda Accord, it provides reasonable performance and reasonable comfort.


This sedan’s interior is somewhat mixed and the 2024 Chevy Malibu will not be any different. The current generation is old and has begun to age. While the dashboard has a worn-out look, the materials used are not particularly good. The quality of the overall assembly seems to be good, even though it lacks modern aesthetics and fine materials.

2024 Chevy Malibu Interior
2024 Chevy Malibu Interior

The Malibu, on the other hand, offers plenty of space inside. There are two rows of comfortable seats that can accommodate adults. Although the driving position is quite good, we are not a fan of the front seats for their comfort or side support. The trunk area maybe 15.7 cubic feet, which is the average cargo volume for this class. The rear seats are not foldable.


We are confident that Chevy will not make any changes to the standard or available equipment, as this is the last year of production. The standard model comes with an 8-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth. It also has a 6-speaker stereo and a USB port. There is also wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A push-button start and proximity keyless entry are also included in the standard equipment.

You can expect upgrades such as an 8-inch digital gauge cluster and a nine-speaker Bose stereo. There are also satellite radio, navigation, and additional USB ports. Safety features are the same. Base models should include safety features such as a rearview camera and pedestrian detection. Upgrades such as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alarm are also available.


This sedan is still available with the 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine, which was more powerful. This is a 1.5-liter turbo four engine that produces around 160 horsepower. The engine is coupled with a CVT transmission. It’s ideal for daily commutes, but it doesn’t have the power to go on the open roads. However, this is compensated by a very good fuel economy of around 27 mpg in cities and 35 mpg on highways.

2024 Chevy Malibu Review
2024 Chevy Malibu Review

2024 Chevy Malibu Price and Release Date

The 2024 Chevy Malibu is expected to hit the market in the fourth quarter of this year. It will be available at a starting price of around 25.000 dollars.