The Malibu was just updated, so there won’t be much in the way of changes to report for 2020. We should still see the same 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine and hybrid system that powered the 2019 Malibu Hybrid. The car’s future is uncertain, as Chevrolet will eventually phase out production of most cars in favor of SUVs, trucks, and crossovers.
The Hybrid is actually a trim level that sits within the overall Malibu line that includes four other trims with traditional gas engines. As a mid-range trim, the Hybrid is equipped with niceties such as dual-zone climate controls and an 8-inch infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
Advanced safety tech is held back in an options package that includes a following distance indicator, forward collision alerts, front pedestrian braking, lane change alerts, blind-spot monitors, lane keep assist with departure warnings, and low speed forward automatic braking.
The mid-size car segment is a brutal place to do business in 2020 and competition is fierce. The Malibu faces off against the Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, and Nissan Altima. Pricing for the 2020 Malibu Hybrid should continue to start around $28,095.
1.8-liter Inline-4 Hybrid