2022 Chevrolet Malibu

Rating8.0

Ranked #6 in Midsize Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$23,400 - $33,500

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Key Spec of 2022 Chevrolet Malibu
fuel economy

29/32/36

fuel type

Gasoline

horsepower

195 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Commodious interiors

Underpowered base powertrain

The base L trim is now discontinued

Frugal fuel economy

Lack of all-wheel-drive

Two new exterior colors: Dark Ash and Mineral Gray

Eye-catching exterior design

Most of the driver-assistance features are optional

Electronic parking brake is now standard

Spacious boot

Interior looks dated

2022 Chevrolet Malibu Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 27, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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With a starting price of $23,400, the 2022 Chevrolet Malibu continues to hustle in the midsize family sedan segment. Compared to the previous model year, Chevrolet has eliminated the base L trim, added electronic brake as standard and two new additional exterior colors, Dark Ash and Mineral Gray are now available. The Malibu is an ideal sedan in many aspects but the rivals are simply much better in terms of specifications, making it lose its charm. The exterior features are pretty decent but the interior is somewhat dated. Powered by turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-four and 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engines, the outputs stand at 163 hp and 250 hp respectively. 

2022 Chevrolet Malibu For Sale 

The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu is a pretty affordable midsize family sedan that aims to offer decent fuel economy, desirable trim configurations and practicality. Chevrolet offers some good finance and lease offers. Considering the base LS trim, an APR of 3.39% is on the lower side. The finance term of 72 months with monthly payments of $375 is a good deal. The same model can be leased for a term of 36 months with monthly payments of $402 and a mileage limit of 10,000 miles per year. Buyers can also customize their rate of APR, term duration and mileage limit as per their requirements. You can also check out used Malibu models and find an attractive deal.

2022 Chevrolet Malibu Buying Advice 

The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu received a minor visual update in 2019 and since then have not received any major styling updates. However, Chevrolet kept adding multiple specs and features to keep the Malibu fresh in the crowded and highly competitive midsize sedan segment. Chevrolet eliminated the base L trim for the 2022 model year, so the pricing has gone up but the LS trim is now the base model with a good list of features. Some safety features are standard but most of them are optional. The previous model years had their own issues and multiple complaints but the Chevy Malibu 2022 enjoys zero recall and just one complaint related to the electrical system. So, the 2022 model year would be recommended. 


2022 Chevrolet Malibu Latest Updates

  • May' 18, 2022 : The Cheapest Chevrolet Cars To Look Out For In 2022 Read More »
  • Apr' 12, 2022 : Most Fuel Efficient Midsize Cars On Sale In The US Read More »
  • Feb' 9, 2022 : Chevrolet Stops Taking New Order For 2022 Malibu Read More »
2022 Chevrolet Malibu 

The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu is now offered in four trim configurations only. The trims are LS, RS, LT and Premier. The 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter engine options are decent but not enough to dethrone some of the capable competition. The power outputs are limited to 163 and 250 horsepower respectively. Both the powertrains are mated to a FWD drivetrain and AWD is not offered even as an option. The Malibu 2022 challenges the likes of Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Hyundai Sonata.


Over All Rating

8.0

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Notable Rankings

#6 in Midsize Sedan

#10 in Sedan


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Trims

LS$23,400 onwards

  • 16-Inch alloy wheels
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Eight-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Six-Speaker sound system

LT$26,800 onwards

  • 17-Inch wheels
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • Rear passenger air vents
  • Satellite radio

Premier$33,500 onwards

  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Dual-Pane sunroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Led headlights
  • Ventilated front seats

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Price Rise, $2000
Previous Price: $2385903 Jun 2022

2022 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

LT FWD

Dealer Price
$25,859
Est. $351/mo
Excellent deal
$3,401 Below market
RMV: $29,260
Deland, FL
MSRP $28,325
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Price Drop, $2497
Previous Price: $2839027 Jul 2022

2022 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

LT FWD

Dealer Price
$25,893
Est. $351/mo
Excellent deal
$3,367 Below market
RMV: $29,260
Glen Burnie, MD
MSRP $28,390
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13
Price Drop, $1976
Previous Price: $2503828 Jul 2022

2022 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

RS FWD

Dealer Price
$23,062
Est. $313/mo
Excellent deal
$2,958 Below market
RMV: $26,020
Dallas, TX
MSRP $26,100
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2022 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

LT FWD

Dealer Price
$26,012
Est. $353/mo
Excellent deal
$3,248 Below market
RMV: $29,260
Lake Orion, MI
MSRP $27,970
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25
Price Drop, $1755
Previous Price: $2775526 May 2022

2022 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

LT FWD

Dealer Price
$26,000
Est. $353/mo
Excellent deal
$3,260 Below market
RMV: $29,260
Clanton, AL
MSRP $29,775
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2022 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

Premier FWD

Dealer Price
$32,550
Est. $441/mo
Excellent deal
$3,924 Below market
RMV: $36,474
Daleville, IN
MSRP $34,770
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2022 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

RS FWD

Dealer Price
$23,281
Est. $316/mo
Excellent deal
$2,739 Below market
RMV: $26,020
Avondale, AZ
MSRP $25,570
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2022 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

LS FWD

Dealer Price
$22,323
Est. $303/mo
Good deal
$2,472 Below market
RMV: $24,795
White Marsh, MD
MSRP $24,495
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Price Drop, $100
Previous Price: $2599820 Jul 2022

2021 Chevrolet Malibu LT

LT 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

Dealer Price
$25,898
Est. $351/mo
Good deal
$2,841 Below market
RMV: $28,739
Dallas, TX
MSRP $25,898
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Colors and Styles

2022 Chevrolet Malibu in Alpine White color
Alpine White

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

“The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu is an acceptable choice, but it’s a shame that this may be how Detroit closes its long chapter on mid-size sedans.”- The Car Connection 

The 2022 Chevy Malibu is a mid-size sedan and can accommodate five passengers. However, for adequate comfort the seating should be limited for up to four passengers. The base engine is tuned for fuel economy and feels underpowered when compared with more established rivals. The consumer reviews have been quite positive and the Malibu has scored an overall 80 out of 100 in the J.D. Power Consumer Rating. A quality and reliability score of 84 out of 100 can be considered as “Great” and reminds us of its zero recalls till date and just one complaint. 

2022 Chevrolet Malibu Review

Chevrolet’s midsize sedan can be considered as pocket-friendly as well in terms of its pricing and “Cost-To-Own”. Considering a five-year ownership period, the Chevy Malibu LS is estimated to cost you $9,690 in depreciation and $9,711 in fuel charges. The maintenance, insurance and repair charges are estimated to be $3,600, $4,472 and $820 respectively. Obviously, as you climb the trim ladder, the “Cost-to-Own” will be different and increase considerably. However, the 2023 model year will be last for Chevy's midsize sedan and it will be replaced by some another EV car. 

2022 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan Three Quarter View
2022 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan Three Quarter Rear View

Buying Advice
8.0/10

We would recommend the Premier trim if you are planning to buy it for a long term. The Premier trim is the only trim with a more powerful engine and a more potent drivetrain as well. It also gives you access to modern features like LED headlamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, power-adjustable and climate-controlled front seats, acoustic limited windshield, heated steering wheel, memory settings, panoramic sunroof, etc. However, you’ll need to opt for the Enhanced Driver Confidence Package for adding advanced and active safety features. 

 

Features
8.0/10

The 2022 Chevy Malibu midsize sedan is available in four trim levels: LS, RS, LT, and Premier. Powering the Malibu trims is a turbocharged 160 hp four-cylinder that is paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission. The range-topping Premier trim comes with a larger turbocharged four-cylinder engine, churning out 250 horsepower. All trim levels come with a front-wheel-drive configuration and AWD is not available even as an option. The RS trim appears more sporty from the outside but mechanically remains the same. 

2022 Chevrolet Malibu Features

The base LS trim offers multiple features like automatic on/off headlights, power-adjustable exterior ORVMs, cruise control, 8-inch touchscreen display with Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, keyless open and start, and rear seat reminder notification feature. Moving up the RS trim, the mechanical components remain the same but exterior elements like emblems, grille, mirror and spoiler receive black treatment and RS badging for a sportier appearance The RS trim also offers 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels and Jet Black Premium Cloth upholstery.

Model

LS

RS

LT

Premier

MSRP

$23,400

$24,400

$26,800

$33,500

Key Features

16-inch Aluminum wheels

Blacked-out grille

LED taillights

9-speed Automatic transmission With overdrive

 

Visor vanity Mirrors for Driver and Front passenger

Rear spoiler

LED daytime Running lights

18-Inch Aluminum wheels

 

Compass and outside temperature display

Black Chevy Bowtie emblem

Outside heated Body-color mirrors

Wireless charging

 

Acoustic-Laminated windshield

18-inch black

Chrome finish Aluminum wheels

17-inch Aluminum wheels

9-Speaker Bose sound system

 

Electronic grade braking 

8-way power Driver seats

Remote start

8-inch diagonal color touchscreen

 

8.0-inch touchscreen display 

Leather Wrapped Steering wheel

Dual-zone Automatic Climate control

Heated and Ventilated Driver and Front passenger seats

The LT and Premier trims add a dual-zone climate control system, remote vehicle starter system, heated driver and front passenger seats, and SiriusXM satellite radio. The Premier trim is the most desirable trim with features like power-adjustable front seats, memory settings for driver’s seat, ventilated front seats, heated rear outboard seat, sunroof and infotainment system with navigation. The LT trim gets the most number of optional packages like Driver Confidence I and II package, Leather Package, Midnight Edition, Redline Edition and Sport Edition. 

Engine and Performance
8.0/10

“The 2022 Chevy Malibu offers good acceleration and a composed ride.”- The Car Connection

The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-4 engine, that can pump out a power output of 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a continuously variable transmission, to provide you those constant gear shifts. A more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 variant is also available, that can chug out around 250 hp and 260 lb-ft. This engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic gearbox and is exclusive to the Premier trim. Power is only sent to the front wheels as standard and AWD is not available even as an option. 

2022 Chevrolet Malibu Engine Bay

With the base powertrain onboard, the Malibu can charge up to a speed of 60 MPH within 7.8 seconds. The Malibu also clocks in the quarter-mile run in 16 seconds, thanks to the adequate power distribution provided by its CVT. The Premier trim is considerably faster and can sprint from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds and a quarter-mile run takes 14.3 seconds. Still, the Malibu LS, RS and LT ranks lower in the speed charts compared to the kings of its segment like the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry. The smooth CVT gearbox makes up for a smooth ride, helping you to quickly navigate through the tight city streets. 

2022 Chevrolet Malibu Performance

The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu is based on the 2021 model. So, we are confident that its handling characteristics will be the same. It is not a corner carver for sure but offer a good and comfortable ride for its passengers. The steering might feel less communicative and surely you might not like spirited driving sessions on this one. The brake rotors are expected to offer good braking performance and stop the car within 113 feet from a speed of 60 MPH, all thanks to its lighter curb weight. The shorter stopping distance inspires confidence while driving and enhances safety to some extent. 

Models

2022 Chevrolet Malibu

2022 Toyota Camry

2022 Honda Accord

2022 Hyundai Sonata

MSRP

$23,400 

$25,845

$26,520

$24,150

Engine

1.5-Liter Intercooled Turbo Inline-4

2.5-Liter Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

1.5-Liter Intercooled Turbo Inline-4

2.5-Liter Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD/AWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

Continuously variable transmission

8-speed automatic

Continuously variable transmission

8-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

160 hp @ 5700 RPM

203 hp @ 6600 RPM

192 hp @ 5500 RPM

191 hp @ 6100 RPM

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

184 lb-ft. @ 3000 RPM

184 lb-ft. @ 5000 RPM

192 lb-ft. @ 1600 RPM

181 lb-ft. @ 4000 RPM

0-60 MPH 7.8 secs 7.6 secs 7.2 secs 7.7 secs
Quarter-mile  16 secs 15.7 secs 15.3 secs 15.9 secs
Top Speed 127 MPH 130 MPH 122 MPH 130 MPH
60-0 MPH 113 feet  122 feet  123 feet  N/A

The 2022 Malibu clearly cannot stand up against its rivals when it comes to performance. The rivals like Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Hyundai Sonata offer better performance. The difference in the performance is not major but while driving it will definitely feel underpowered. However, it has the upper hand when it comes to braking efficiency, offering the least stopping distance as compared to rivals. If you are up for better performance and top speed, then the Malibu Premier trim makes more sense. 


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Fuel Economy
9.0/10

The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu offers a decent gas mileage for its segment. With its 1.5-liter engine, it is rated at 29 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highways, and 32 mpg in mixed driving conditions. The bigger 2.0-liter engine in the Premier trim is rated at 22 mpg, 33 mpg, and 26 mpg, in the city, on the highways, and in combined conditions respectively. With a fuel tank of 15.8 gallons and the base 1.5-liter four-pot motor, it can offer a staggering 506 miles of range in combined driving conditions. The Premier trim with a 2.0-liter engine can offer 411 miles of combined driving range. 

Models

2022 Chevrolet Malibu

2022 Toyota Camry

2022 Honda Accord

2022 Hyundai Sonata

MPG (City)

29

28

30

28

MPG (Highway)

36

39

38

38

MPG (Combined)

32

32

33

32

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.8

15.8

14.8

14.8

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined, in miles)

458/ 569/ 506

442/ 616/ 506

444/ 562/ 488

414/ 562/ 474

All the midsize sedans are pretty neck-to-neck when you compare their EPA-estimated gas mileage. The Honda Accord just emerges the winner thanks to its above-average city and combined miles per gallon. However, the Chevrolet Malibu offers the best city range and combined range in its class, thanks to its larger fuel tank than the Honda Accord. The Toyota Camry is the best bet for long-distance journeys with its class-leading highway mileage and superior range. 

Interior
8.0/10

“This is where the 2022 Malibu shows its 2016 roots. It’s nice enough, with a smattering of soft-touch plastics in perceptible places.”- KBB.com 

The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu can accommodate up to five passengers and carry forward the same sweeping interior design. The dashboard sports symmetric look, with the infotainment display separating both the dash and the glovebox. The infotainment touchscreen sits comfortably in the middle of the dash, integrated within the center console and flanked by two large air vents. The cabin is very driver-centric thanks to the easy-to-use large knobs and buttons for the HVAC and infotainment controls. The front seats are wide and supportive, although the narrow back cushions may be an issue for some passengers. The outside visibility is good and passengers can enjoy their journeys. 

2022 Chevrolet Malibu Seating

The LS trim can be had with Jet Black or Medium Ash Gray premium cloth upholstery. The RS trim comes with only Jet Black premium cloth upholstery. The LT trim offers same options like LS trim and adds Jet Black and White Wheat leather upholstery. The Premier trim gets Jet Black and White Wheat perforated leather upholstery. The back seats are also spacious enough for most adults, with enough legroom to stretch a leg out. Some convenience features like keyless open and start, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, steering mounted controls and power windows are standard. Other features like power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear outboard seating positions, dual-zone climate control system, and sunroof are offered on the LT and Premier trims. 

2022 Chevrolet Malibu Trunk Space

The trunk is also a commodious haven, with 15.7 cubic feet of space to fit in all your luggage. Even the interior space is also very commodious, although it isn’t one of the best in its class. The RS, LT and Premier trims come with rear armrest with cup holders. The LT and Premier trims get access to rear console vents. All the trims get access to cargo anchors in the trunk, while the trunk mat is offered in Premier trim only. Even the door trim pads and front center console offers cubbies for storage of articles. Overall, the interior dimensions are decent for a car of its size and many won't have any issues with it. 

Models

2022 Chevrolet Malibu

2021 Toyota Camry

2021 Honda Accord

2021 Hyundai Sonata

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.1/ 58.5/ 41.5

38.3/ 57.7/ 42.1

39.5/ 58.3/ 42.3

40/ 57.9/ 46.1

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.5/ 57.1/ 38.1

38/ 55.7/ 38

37.3/ 56.5/ 40.4

38.4/ 56.4/ 37.8

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

15.7

15.1

16.7

16

The Chevy Malibu possesses one of the best interior dimensions in its segment, thanks to its spacious headroom and legroom. However, it loses out to the Honda Accord in terms of front and rear legroom. The Hyundai Sonata lacks adequate rear seat legroom. The Accord also has the most spacious trunk in its segment, making it the best choice for families. It is followed by the Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Malibu and Toyota Camry. 

2020 Chevrolet Malibu Infotainment System 

The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu’s infotainment system is powered by the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 interface while the Premier trim gets the Plus version of it. The 8-inch touchscreen remains the standard entertainment hub and is integrated with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Bluetooth connectivity. The SiriusXM satellite radio with 3-month complimentary subscription, is offered with the LT and Premier trims. A USB port aids connectivity while a 6-speaker sound system plays all your favorite tunes for you. A 9-speaker Bose premium audio system is also available as an option to play all your songs in high quality. 

Some of the key interior features of the 2022 Malibu are: 

  • Dual-zone climate control system ( LT and above)
  • Keyless open and start 
  • Power-adjustable front seats (Premier)
  • Heated and ventilated front seats. (Premier)
  • Panoramic sunroof (Premier)
  • 8-inch infotainment screen 
  • Android Auto and Android Auto 
  • 9-speaker premium Bose Audio system (Premier)
Exterior
8.0/10

“One piece of good news about the Chevy Malibu is that it definitely has visual appeal. “- KBB.com 

The Chevrolet Malibu went through an exterior styling update way back in 2019. The 2022 Chevy Malibu gets the same sleek headlamps and visually appealing front chrome grille with a horizontal bow-tie emblem on it. The fog lamps in the front bumper are attractive and unique. The front bumper merges well with the front fascia design. The sleek front fascia without much drama lends it an appealing and executive sedan appearance.  The Chevrolet bowtie emblem is offered in black with the RS trim. The RS trim also features many blacked-out exterior elements and RS badging for a more sportier styling. 

2022 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan Three Quarter Rear View

The side profile is like any other mid-size sedan but looks more snazzy, thanks to two character lines on the door trying to blend into each other. The wheel sizes vary from 16-inch to 19-inch and offer a youthful design. The rear profile looks good as well with two well-designed minimalistic tail lamps and available two trapezoidal exhaust tips look sporty to say the least. Chevrolet offers different exterior colors like White, Ice Metallic, Dark Ash, Mineral Gray, Cherry Red Tintcoat, Blue Metallic and Black Metallic. However, the color options will depend on the trim configuration. 

Models

2022 Chevrolet Malibu

2022 Toyota Camry

2022 Honda Accord

2022 Hyundai Sonata

Curb Weight (lbs)

3126

3310

3150

3120

Length (inches)

194.2

192.1

196.1

192.9

Width (inches)

73

72.4

73.3

73.2

Height (inches)

57.9

56.9

57.1

56.9

Ground Clearance (inches)

4.6

5.7

5.8

5.3

Wheelbase (inches)

111.4

111.2

111.4

111.8

The Toyota Corolla is the heaviest of all followed by the Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu, and Hyundai Sonata. The Malibu is taller and offers the least ground clearance in comparison. The Honda Accord is the longest and widest while the Hyundai Sonata sits on a longer wheelbase. The Malibu is lighter and sits on a shorter wheelbase as compared to some rivals. A longer wheelbase helps with stability, while a shorter wheelbase helps with maneuverability. 

Some of the Key exterior features of the 2022 Malibu are: 

  • Capless fuelling 
  • Solar absorbing windshield glass and side glass
  • Rear spoiler (RS)
  • LED headlights with auto on/off and delay (Premier)
  • Acoustic laminated windshield 

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Safety
7.0/10

The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu is the same as the 2021 model. The 2021 Chevrolet Malibu managed a 4-star safety rating in the federal crash tests arranged by NHTSA. In the IIHS safety tests, the midsize sedan received a ‘Good’ rating in different crash worthiness tests, proving its mettle in the safety department. 

2022 Chevrolet Malibu Crash Test

However, the sedan missed out on the IIHS Top Safety Pick award because of its ‘Marginal’ ratings in the small overlap front passenger-side test and the LATCH tests. As standard safety tech, the 2021 Malibu only got a rearview camera as standard. Some of its rivals offer better safety features as standard. 

Some of the key safety features of the 2022 Malibu are:

  • Rear Vision Camera 
  • Teen Driver technology 
  • Forward-collision warning w/ Automatic emergency braking (Optional)
  • Lane departure warning (Optional)
  • Lane-keep assist w/ Pedestrian Detection (Optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (Optional)
  • Blind-spot monitoring w/ Rear cross-traffic alert (Optional)
Competition
8.0/10

2022 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2021 Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is one of the best sedans on the market, built on Toyota’s solid reliability reputation and vast global customer network. The Camry is faster on the trot than the Malibu and has a more powerful base engine as well.

2021 Toyota Camry 

The Malibu’s only saving grace is its interior dimensions and cargo space. The Malibu is also offered at a lower base price, but we would still prefer the reliability of a Toyota Camry any time of the day.

2022 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2021 Honda Accord

The Honda Accord is a better bet than the Chevy Malibu if you consider outright acceleration and performance. The Accord also has the edge over Malibu with its outstanding fuel economy and interior space.

2021 Honda Accord

However, Malibu offers almost similar fuel economy figures at a lower price than the Accord, making it the more affordable option. But if you are willing to splurge, the Accord is the more well-rounded option.

2022 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2021 Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata is quite a dark horse in the mid-size sedan segment, with its array of 3 engine options and cutting-edge technology. Malibu’s roomy interior dimensions just edge out the Sonata.

2021 Hyundai Sonata

Both the sedans are neck-to-neck in terms of fuel economy. The Malibu and the Sonata both are gifted with an intuitive tech suite. Overall, we think the Malibu edges out the Sonata, thanks to its lower base price.

Final Verdict
8.0/10

The new Honda Accord and Toyota Camry will see a multitude of changes with respect to features and design. The 2022 Malibu can’t keep up with the latest trends. Nevertheless, the 2022 Chevy Malibu expects to end things on a high note with its handsome styling and a handful of feel-good features. There are a lot of decent traits that you can look forward to, like its impressive engine efficiency, roomy interiors, and good cargo capacity.  With the 2023 model year, Chevrolet will bid goodbye to its midsize family sedan and it will be replaced by some other all-electric alternative. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$33500

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

250 hp @ 5300 rpm

torque

260 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

9-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

194.2 in

wheelbase

111.4 in

width

73 in

curb weight

3223 lbs

Height

57.9 in

Ground Clearance

4.6 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

102.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

22/26/33 mpg

highway range

521.40 mi


Chevrolet Malibu 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$24,721
5 Year Cost To Own
$41,062
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $41,062
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$8,640$1,062$1,035$1,200$1,071$13,008
Insurance$1,336$1,323$1,363$1,455$1,502$6,979
Fuel$1,489$1,531$1,623$1,589$1,634$7,866
Maintenance$442$864$671$1,296$1,690$4,963
Repairs$-37$20$180$322$483$968
Financing Interest$1,531$1,265$900$618$242$4,556
Taxes and Fees$2,120$148$180$120$154$2,722
Total Cost-To-Own$15,521$6,213$5,952$6,600$6,776$41,062
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