What Makes Chevy Malibu Performance So Thrilling?

November 1st, 2018 by

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Driving
Chevy Malibu performance calls on state-of-the-art engineering and powerhouse engines to make every last drive feel exceptional. Read on to explore:

  • Chevy Malibu Engines
  • Chevy Malibu Transmissions
  • Chevy Malibu Performance Features

Chevy Malibu Specs

Your specs determine how your car drives, but they vary depending on your chosen 2019 Chevy Malibu engine.
Options include:

  • 1.5L ECOTEC®: Even the standard engine uses turbocharging and direct-injection to deliver up to 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Fuel-saving technologies include Variable Valve Timing and stop/start assist, so expect up to 29 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway for a maximum highway range of up to 560 miles per tank.
  • 2.0L Turbocharged ECOTEC: Developed for drivers who thirst for track-like acceleration when taking off in Libertyville or changing lanes between Waukegan and Gurnee, the 2.0L makes up to 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Even so, you’ll still make up to 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

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Chevy Malibu Transmission

Depending on your Chevy Malibu engine, power will be expertly tuned through one of the following transmission systems:

  • Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT): The CVT uses a pulley system to constantly adjust power delivery based on current driving needs. It’s one reason the Chevy Malibu is so efficient.
  • 9-Speed Automatic Transmission: 9 separate gear ratios provide ideal performance whether crawling from a standstill or driving at speed. Small wonder Chevy Malibu performance never seems to falter.

Chevy Malibu Performance

Your Chevy Malibu’s drive draws on more than raw power. Just a few intelligent performance features include:

  • 4-Link Rear Suspension
  • StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control
  • DuraLife® Brake Rotors
  • Electronic Grade Braking
  • MacPherson Strut Front Suspension

Whether driving through tight corners, covering uneven ground, or simply bringing your vehicle to a stop, the Chevy Malibu is always on its best behavior.

Come Check Out Chevy Malibu Trim Levels at Libertyville Chevrolet

While reading about Chevy Malibu specs and performance features paints a picture of how it handles, this is one midsize sedan you really need to experience firsthand. To find out more or arrange a test drive, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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