9 Alternatives to the Chevrolet Malibu

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If You Only Have Eyes for the Chevy Malibu, Check Out These Other Options

The Chevrolet Malibu has been around since the 1960s, although it’s changed quite a bit since its debut. Today it’s one of our top-ranking midsize cars.

The 2018 Malibu’s starting price is $21,680. For that price you’ll get a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that makes 160 horsepower, a six-speed automatic transmission, and barebones features (you’ll only get a six-speaker audio system, push-button start, a Rear Seat Reminder, and keyless entry).

To get features more on par with the class (like a 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and Bluetooth), opt for the LS trim for $23,225. The Malibu is spacious, it has an excellent predicted reliability score, and its infotainment system is easy to use. However, its trunk space is mediocre and its cabin feels a bit cheap. The Malibu isn’t perfect, so there’s no harm in looking at other options.

Perhaps you’re the proud owner of an older Malibu and are looking to trade it in. Or maybe you’ve narrowed your new car search down to the Malibu and just want to make sure you’re not overlooking anything. Either way, we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a list of the best 2018 Chevy Malibu alternatives. Not all of these cars are midsize (or even cars for that matter), but all are viable Malibu alternatives.

Read the following slides to see which vehicles we recommend. 

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