For those who’re opting for the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip right to the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu occurs to be one in all them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu gives ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this kind of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction while you need it most.
The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu, however, also has some flaws generally related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu’s journey and driving expertise start to fall according to extra fashionable automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate testing the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it is throughout a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package deal adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at additional price. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu also gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu contemporary by including a budget-conscious Customary Version Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Chevrolet Malibu, which pushes the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.