In the era when the segment of mid-size sedans is clearly witnessing a downfall in its popularity and demand, Chevrolet showed enough courage to release the 2020 edition of its Malibu series. It may be to please the few buyers who still prefer to drive a sedan, and to attract the ones who were not looking at the sedans with a curious mind till now.
Chevrolet surely is successful in its venture as the sleek exterior and a chick interior scored enough points to attract the onlookers on the first level, who then couldn’t resist to try out the features and performance on road that finally tempted them enough to drive one home. That was a typical scenario we observed at one of the Salem Chevrolet Buick GMC dealer showrooms.
To choose from, the 2020 lineup of Chevrolet Malibu shows you two variants of turbocharged four-cylinder engines, and a powerful hybrid powertrain, but irrespective of the one you choose, you are sure to enjoy a comfortable ride that comes from a secure handling.
2020 Model Year Specials
After receiving the visual update for the 2019 model year, the 2020 edition of Chevrolet Malibu decides to continue almost everything alike except a few new exterior paint colors like Stone Gray and Black Cherry, while the RS and Premier trims get pairs of new wheels for this year. The colors you saw in the 2019 models named Iridescent Pearl, Pacific Blue, or Sandy Ridge are dropped out.
Even the trim levels continue to be the same as before making the 2020 lineup dress up in five flavors, namely, the L, LS, RS, LT, and Premier. Going with the flow, even the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu offers better feature packages in the mid-level LT trim, than the base L and LS the LT ones. We tried the LT model that was powered by a 160-hp generating turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine while a more powerful 2.0-liter engine was exclusively offered for the range topping Premier models that also packs in features like LED taillights, 17-inch wheels, remote engine starting, an acoustically laminated windshield, a power-adjustable driver’s seat and heated front seats.
The available Driver Confidence I and Driver Confidence II packages practically pack in features like rear cross-traffic alert, Blind-spot monitoring, and rear parking sensors, but with the Confidence II package loaded in your Malibu, you can enjoy the advantage of driving with automatic high-beams, automated emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and forward-collision warning.
The Bottom Line
After testing ach and every trim level of the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu at the prestigious showroom of the Chevrolet Buick GMC dealer Salem, we were sure about the fact, that Chevrolet has packed in every feature in this mid-size sedan that you can expect and look for. With all the relevant virtues in place, the 2020 Chevrolet Malibu once again encourages people to look at the sedans with a new outlook, who want to deviate from the over saturated segment of crossovers.