The New 2024 Chevrolet Malibu
Now arriving at Patriot Chevrolet in Bartlesville, OK for your driving pleasure: the new 2024 Chevy Malibu. As its name implies, the Chevy Malibu makes life seem more of a beach. With its laid-back finesse and advanced safety features, it’s a perfect fit for passenger transportation vehicles and those driving urban settings. That’s why this responsible, responsive Chevy sedan is a favorite among fleet vehicles.
For 2024, the Malibu becomes the 9th model for the 9th generation of this Chevy line. It is also the only sedan left within the entire Chevrolet family for next year. With a spacious interior and comfortable 5- passenger seating, this 4-door sedan is a staple.
Among the many improvements to the Malibu model, Chevrolet made rear park assist standard for the entire series. Also standard: a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display console, which puts safety first. Now both driver and passengers can have clear rear visibility on a large screen when going in reverse.
This front-wheel-drive machine also comes in an all-new color for the 2024 Malibu series: Lakeshore Blue Metallic. With a spacious trunk and a wide, Wi-Fi connected interior, the Malibu makes both days and nights a bit brighter.
Though perhaps best of all, the Malibu’s turbocharged 160-horsepower 1.5-liter engine is fantastic at fuel economy. Averaging a combined 30 MPG or better, the Malibu is a responsible, well-oiled machine.
The 2024 Chevrolet Malibu: Safety First
Patriot Chevrolet is so excited about the 2024 Malibu, available in six colors and in five trims. With all the many advanced features for this series, one of the most widely applauded by car experts is the Malibu’s extensive safety standards. As noted by Car & Driver, the new Malibu even offers:
- Automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
- Lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist.
- Adaptive cruise control.
But that’s just the start of the amazing safety features. The Malibu boasts ten airbags, located at the front dash, at the knees, seat-mounted, and around the head. In addition to full rear-view visibility, the ample driver assistance technology includes Forward Collision Alerts, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, and even a Buckle to Drive system. Other safety features include the following.
Automatic vehicle monitoring: Among its automated features, the Chevy Malibu features Electronic Grade Braking, a Following Distance Indicator, and a smart Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
Extra ESC stability: The Malibu uses electronic stability control (ESC), a safety system using sensors located on the tires to keep the vehicle from skidding during turns, while braking, or during sudden moves.
For guidance on the latest technology in advanced auto safety, Car & Driver explains all the AI-assisted sensor technology now available in terms of car safety today.
The 2024 Chevrolet Malibu: Engine & Fuel Economy
The 2024 Malibu features a single powertrain for this series, and she’s a beauty: a 160-horsepower, 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine. It’s not only turbocharged, but also inter-cooled, with a DOHC 16-valve inline-4 aluminum block engine. Featuring direct fuel injection, this engine can handle 184 lb-ft of torque.
The Malibu’s 1.5-liter, 160-hp engine is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission, able to adjust to any type of traffic scenario smoothly. Along with its elegant, turbocharged engine comes very impressive fuel economy for this roomy sedan.
The 2024 Chevy Malibu gets 28 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway. Car & Driver estimated a net 30 MPG for combined highway and city miles, noting that on their 75-mph tests, the new Malibu earned, “a respectable 34 MPG over the course.”
At 30 MPG or over, that’s sunny news to anyone’s ears.
The 2024 Chevrolet Malibu: Trim Levels & Tire Sizes
For 2024, the Chevy Malibu comes in four available trim levels, each with its own distinct size as far as wheel dimensions. Across the trim levels, All-Season Blackwall Tires come standard. Additionally, every new 2024 Malibu also now comes with a tire inflation kit. The four 2024 Malibu trim levels follow.
- The Chevy Malibu LS with 16” wheels
- The Chevy Malibu RS with 18” wheels
- The Chevy Malibu 1LT with 17” wheels
- The Chevy Malibu 2LT with 19” wheels.
While the LS gets the smallest wheelbase at 16 inches, the 2LT trim receives the largest wheel dimension at 19 inches. All trim levels feature the same turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine, paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. All four trims also come with superior MacPherson suspension.
Superior suspension: Every Chevy Malibu trim features MacPherson strut front suspension, a 4-link suspension for rear wheels, as well as gas-charged struts.
Additional stability: All 2024 Malibus feature a rear suspension configuration designed to absorb shocks from uneven surfaces, which also helps with stabilizing during sharp cornering, or sudden skidding.
Along with impressive advances both inside and out, the customization options are nearly endless. A few of the 2024 highlights from this Malibu series follow.
The 2024 Chevrolet Malibu: Customization Options & Special Editions
Along with four possible trim levels and their four corresponding wheel dimensions, the 2024 Malibu also now comes in one of six colors, including one new color: metallic blue. The 2024 Malibu line also features three exquisite Special Edition vehicles, which each bring their own colors and unique features.
The new Chevy Malibu color options now include the following.
- Summit White
- Mosaic Black Metallic
- Sterling Gray Metallic
- Mineral Gray Metallic
- Lakeshore Blue Metallic – new color.
To make room for this limited palette for 2024, Chevrolet decided to drop two colors that were previously available on the 2023 Malibu: Riverside Blue and Dark Ash Metallic.
In addition to the new 5-color scheme lineup, three Chevy Malibu special editions will also be available on the 1LT and 2LT trims: a Midnight Edition, a Sport Edition, and a Redline Edition midsize sedan.
- Midnight Edition: As its name suggests, this limited-edition Malibu brings a blacked-out grille with black 19” wheels and Chevy emblems, as well as a Mosaic Black Metallic exterior.
- Sport Edition: This limited Malibu features your choice of color, including red which is not otherwise available, as well as a sleeker look and a sporty black nameplate badge.
- Redline Edition: This incredible Malibu special edition features 19” black aluminum wheels with Red hashmarks, complemented by black outside mirrors with Redline decals, and more perks.
Four 2024 Malibu Trim Levels: Model Specs
For 2024, there are four Chevy Malibu trim levels—LS, RS, 1LT and 2LT—each bringing its own distinct wheel size and other perks. For details on the incoming Malibu’s fabulous trims, here’s the breakdown.
The 2024 Chevy Malibu LS
This base model in the incoming Malibu series offers everything a driver could want: a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, advanced onboard safety technology such as StabiliTrak and Pedestrian Braking, plus 10 airbags for maximum passenger safety.
While all the Malibu trims feature the same powerful 1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder Engine, paired expertly with an 8-speed automatic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the Malibu LS also features Halogen headlamps and IntelliBeam technology—all standard. A MacPherson strut on the front and 4-link suspension in the rear both help to expertly balance out the Malibu’s suspension.
Also standard, an Acoustic Laminated Windshield to dampen all outside noise. With a responsive 7-inch touchscreen and extremely comfortable cloth bucket seats, the Malibu LS should really make a splash.
- Excellent fuel economy: The LS has an enviable fuel economy of 29 MPG in the city, 36 MPG on the highway, and well over 30 MPG when combined.
- Sturdy 16” aluminum wheels: The LS model brings four 16” aluminum wheels, plus an available 16” steel spare wheel.
The 2024 Chevy Malibu RS
Among the four possible Malibu trims, the RS unlocks 18” aluminum wheels with All-Season Blackwall Tires. The black Malibu badge also comes standard on the RS, along with a black front grille surrounded in chrome.
The Malibu RS also brings outside power mirrors, dual-zone climate control, dual exhaust outlets, and a sexy rear spoiler. Its safety features are numerous and include a Driver Confidence Package, Chevy Safety Assist, plus IntelliBeam, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Following Distance Indicator alerts.
- Aggressive styling: The RS sports a blacked-out trim and a black grille with chrome. Much like Batman, the RS features all-black bowtie emblems for front and rear.
- Wide 18” wheels: The RS model offers extra-wide 18” tires on aluminum wheels, with standard All-Season Blackwall Tires.
The 2024 Chevy Malibu 1LT
Of the four possible trim levels, the 2024 Malibu LT unlocks some exciting, limited-edition options. The LT also features a distinct 17” wheel dimension, for enhanced road handling. The Malibu LT also offers remote engine start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated front seats.
Best of all, it provides an advanced 8-inch touchscreen with important safety features, including a blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert system. The LT also receives a premium interior, with such luxury features as leather seats and an available power sunroof.
- Extra tech: The LT features advanced safety technology and an 8-inch touchscreen, connected to a rear vision camera and Rear Park Assist technology for safer parking.
- Sturdy 17” wheels: The LT provides extra-sturdy 17” aluminum wheels, with available All-Season Blackwall Tires.
The 2024 Chevy Malibu 2LT
Last but certainly not least among the four stunning Malibu trims, the 2024 2LT brings the most luxurious touches into one powerful sedan. The 2LT offers heated and ventilated front seats, leather driver and passenger seats, even a heated steering wheel—found only on the 2LT.
The Malibu 2LT also features a premium surround-sound system, wireless charging, 6-way power controls for passenger seats, even an available power sunroof. The 2LT also features the largest tires on the Malibu series, with a 19” wheel dimension.
- Leather luxuries: The 2LT brings leather appointed seats for both driver and passengers, as well as the only heated steering wheel available in this series.
- Thick 19” wheels: The 2LT brings the widest wheels available in the Malibu series, extra-thick 19” aluminum wheels.
Visit Bartlesville’s Patriot Chevrolet
The 2024 Chevy Malibu is arriving. Want to see them for yourself? Up close? Call us at 918-213-0739 and schedule a test drive, or contact us online. We’ll help you resolve doubts or schedule a visit.