For those who’re opting for the 2019 Chevy Malibu over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip right to the 2019 Chevy Malibu. You get a much better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely 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 Chevy Malibu happens to be one in every of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Chevy Malibu affords ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction whenever you want it most.
The 2019 Chevy Malibu, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this kind of car. Cargo space is not as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor 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, although, and the 2019 Chevy Malibu’s trip and driving experience begin to fall consistent with more trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate trying out the 2019 Chevy Malibu’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, but it has a better most towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at extra price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Chevy Malibu are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Chevy Malibu additionally provides power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Chevy Malibu recent by including a budget-conscious Normal Version Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Chevy Malibu, which pushes the 2019 Chevy Malibu into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as well, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.