2020 Chevy Malibu Guide


Chevrolet’s mid size family sedan, the Chevy Malibu, carries up to five passengers. An optional 250-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is also available, while the basic 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 160 horsepower. The spacious cabin and extra legroom of 2020 Chevy Malibu are additional perks.

In addition to all the features available in the car, the young driver monitoring arrangement and the automatic emergency braking are particularly noteworthy.

2020 Chevy Malibu Features

The 2020 Chevy Malibu is available in L, LS, RS, LT & Premier variants, with many features provided to buyers across these trims.

Exterior and interior styling

The Chevy Malibu 2020 Premier & LT come with integrated turn signals and door mirrors with heated, electrically adjustable versions. Keyless entry and ignition is the standard on all variants. Additionally, the Premier & LT come with a remote-control vehicle ignition system, while the LS & R also have the option of a remote-control vehicle ignition system.

The 2020 Chevy Malibu is available in two new sleek colors, Black Cherry & Graystone Metallic, with a chrome grille surrounded by a black grille.

LED headlights are the benchmark on the Premier with LED daytime running lights (DRL). The LT is also known for its LED DRL. The antennas on the LS are black, while the antennas on the other trims are the same color as the car. The Premier has chrome door handles with body-colored inserts.

The L & LS are equipped with 16-inch aluminum wheels as a benchmark. The LT, RS, and Premier all have 17-inch wheels, but 18-inch wheels are the standard. The Premier can also be bought with 19-inch wheels, which makes it even more of a sports car. Each edition includes a driver’s knowledge center with an 8-inch color display. Dual-zone automatic temperature control is standard with Premier & LT. A heated leather steering wheel, leather shifter and auto-dimming interior rearview mirrors are all included in the leather package and are available on the LT and other variants. The Premier comes with outboard heated backrests and ventilated front seats. A power sunroof is optional on the LT and standard on the Premier.

Connectivity and entertainment

L, LS, RS, and LT models come with an 8-inch Chevrolet color touchscreen infotainment system. The Chevrolet Malibu Premier comes with an 8-inch touchscreen, high-definition color and connected navigation. L, LS, RS and LT variants come with a 6-speaker Bose stereo package. A gorgeous 9-speaker system from Bose comes with the Premier. Built-in Wi-Fi hotspot with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, 4G LTE Internet and wireless charging come with Premier. Premier has a USB charging port. Adolescent Driver is a standard feature on LS, RS, LT and Premier that allows parents to set limits and monitor the driving behavior of teenage drivers. Connected Access by Chevrolet includes 10 years of connectivity.

Engine and performance

The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu is available with two engine options.

1.5 liter I-4 (inline 4) dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) variable valve timing (VVT) direct injection (DI) turbocharged, producing 163 hp at 5700 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 3000 rpm, with CVT & are linked (continuously variable transmission).

A 2.0L I-4 DOHC VVT DI turbocharger develops 250 hp at 5300 rpm and 353 Nm at 5000 rpm, mated to a Hydra-Matic 9-speed automatic transmission that delivers an excellent driving experience. Both engines feature four valves per cylinder, DOHC and continuously VVT to optimize fuel economy and performance. Fuel delivery mechanism with high-pressure direct injection and electronic throttle control. The cylinder head and engine block are cast from aluminum, making it lightweight and efficient and improving performance over long distances.

Suspension and steering mechanism

With dual-path mountings in the front, finely calibrated coil springs, a direct-acting stabilizer bar (hollow), and hydraulic ride bushings, the MacPherson strut is able to provide superior stability.

A hollow stabilizer bar and four-link independent suspension in the rear take on all types of road conditions.

A Rack-mounted rack and pinion electric power-assisted steering mechanism are standard on all variants, making every drive pleasurable.

Safety Features and Drive Assistance

The passenger sensing program comes with 10 airbags including front, passenger and knee airbags, front and rear outboard positions, side-impact head curtain, roof rail and seat-mounted airbags. All versions are equipped with a rearview camera for seamless navigation in reverse mode. An HD rear camera is a standard feature on Premier models. The Driver Confidence Bundle, which includes Assistance for Rear Park, Lane Change Assist with Blind Zone Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Assist (Rear Cross Traffic Alert), is standard on the LT and LS models. The 2020 Malibu LT and LS have the option of Driver Confidence Bundle II. This package includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Distance Indicator, Forward Pedestrian Braking and IntelliBeam Automatic High Beam Control.

Augmented Driver Reliance Package A12 is accessible in Premier. It has Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Parking Assist, Traffic Warning for Red Cross, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Warning, and Side Blind Zone Warning, IntelliBeam Automatic High Beam Control, Distance Display, Forward Collision Warning, Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking, a forward pedestrian brake, and an electronic parking brake.


The 2020 Chevrolet Malibu has a wheelbase of 2830mm and an overall length of 4933 mm, providing plenty of legroom for front and rear occupants. The overall width of 1854 mm provides a spacious rear cabin for rear-seat passengers to stay comfortably. The 2020 Malibu has a height of 1444 mm and can easily accommodate tall passengers.

The interior is the most attractive and made of the most durable materials of any sedan on the market.

Both the front and rear seats are satisfied with the spacious interior space. No one cares if you stretch your legs in front of them (a big plus if you’re riding with the whole family).

Fuel capacity and economy

Each variant (L, LS, RS, Premier, LT) has a tank capacity of 15.8 gallons.

The 1.5-liter engine delivers 29 miles per gallon in city driving and 36 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2.0-liter engine delivers 22 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway.

Cargo capacity

The 2020 Malibu has a generous 444 liters of cargo space, providing plenty of cargo for long drives.

Takeaway: what should I choose as a model?

It depends on why you buy a car in this market. The Premier model is much more luxurious and has more amenities than the other variants.

We recommend considering his mid-range LT model, which offers some valuable options over the LS model; every driver has a different perspective toward their car. The 2020 Chevy Malibu has a wide range of features that suit everyone’s requirements.