If you happen to’re opting for the 2019 Chevy Malibu Ss over the nearly similar Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as properly skip proper to the 2019 Chevy Malibu Ss. You get a much better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2019 Chevy Malibu Ss occurs to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Chevy Malibu Ss presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction if you want it most.
The 2019 Chevy Malibu Ss, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this kind of automobile. Cargo area is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Chevy Malibu Ss’s trip and driving experience start to fall in line with more modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest testing the 2019 Chevy Malibu Ss’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package deal adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at additional price. Non-compulsory 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 Chevy Malibu Ss are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Chevy Malibu Ss additionally offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Chevy Malibu Ss recent by adding a budget-conscious Normal Version Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Chevy Malibu Ss, which pushes the 2019 Chevy Malibu Ss into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as well, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.