2023 Chevrolet Malibu Overview

What’s new:

  • Last year’s top model, Premier, and its bigger engine are no longer available.
  • The safety features on each model are the same.
  • In 2016, the ninth generation of Malibu cars came out.

Since it came out in 2016, the latest generation of the Chevrolet Malibu has needed help standing out from other midsize family sedans. It’s also the last regular sedan in Chevy’s lineup, mostly made of SUVs and trucks. After the 2023 model year, the Malibu won’t get any more updates and will be taken off the market.

In its last year, 2023, the Chevrolet Malibu lineup loses the top Premium model and the more powerful 2.0-liter engine from the previous year. The new 2LT trim has many of the same features as the Premier trim. But there is some good news: all Malibu models now have several high-tech systems that help the driver. Aside from that, the Malibu still has an old interior and a basic engine that could be better.

Even though the Malibu has a big cabin and trunk, it is far from as good as the Kia K5 or the Hyundai Sonata. More importantly, a brand-new Honda Accord is coming, and it could be the best car in its class.


  • The inside is significant, and there is much headroom up front.
  • Touchscreens that are easy to use


  • Poor acceleration
  • Outside visibility is limited.
  • Architecture for cabins that is out of date

We recommend upgrading to the Malibu’s top trim, the 2LT because it’s not much more expensive and has more luxury and convenience features to help it compete with its rivals. We might add the optional Driver Confidence packages, which have safety features, to the car.

Chevrolet Malibu models:

There are four trim levels for the 2023 Malibu: LS, RS, LT, and 2LT. Each car has an automatic transmission that drives the front wheels and a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that moves the vehicle forward (160 horsepower, 184 lb-ft of torque).

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