Chevy’s classic sedan is also their sole offering. While Chevrolet has produced many four-door family cars in the past, the Malibu is the only 2022 model. Why does the 2022 Chevy Malibu stand alone? First of all, Chevy offers more trucks and SUVs than ever in response to growing demand; second, they have focused their efforts on one popular sedan.
In other words, the 2022 Malibu represents the best that Chevy has to offer. Comfortable, easy to drive, spacious, and stocked with tech, it’s the perfect everyday car. Even the exterior design suggests its mass appeal and versatility. It has a dominant, slated front grille that gives way to sporty sidelines, modernizing the classically curved sedan silhouette.
Whether you’re looking for a city commute vehicle, a daily drive to run errands, or a weekend family travel car, the 2022 Chevy Malibu is for you. Best of all, Chevy has kept the entry price incredibly low. This is the perfect starter vehicle for young drivers commuting to school. However, it lacks nothing in maturity—nor satisfaction.
A hyperactive performance vehicle this is not, but that’s not what the Malibu is designed for. Just note the available powertrains in the 2022 model year. You can choose from the 1.5-L or 2.0-L Turbo I-4 powertrains, each of which has distinct advantages. The former is highly economical, offering up to 29 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway. Save money and fuel up less often in this well-priced entry-level sedan.
Alternatively, the 2.0-L I-4 powers up your Malibu to figures like 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Sure, these aren’t the most dizzying, performance car ratings, but it’s enough response to keep up with heavy commute traffic. There’s even enough torque for this sedan to endure heavy cargo loads. Pack up the trunk and back seat without compromising performance.
Where the new Chevy Malibu is a true standout, though, is in its comfortable driving experience. The continuously variable automatic transmission shifts seamlessly through gears, even as you make sudden changes. Whether you’re entering highway traffic or moving start-and-stop on crowded urban roads, the Malibu feels comfortable. There are no jerky, sudden bursts of speed nor slow response times.
The optional 9-speed automatic transmission promotes good fuel economy—even as you test its speed and acceleration potential. Plus, variable-effort Electric Power Steering comes standard, offering smooth, precision steering with excellent feedback. For long road trips, quick trips, and daily commutes alike, the 2022 Chevy Malibu is always pleasant to drive.
The interior of the 2022 Chevy Malibu is distinctly Chevy, featuring the perfect mix of no-fuss simplicity and all-around comfort. Practicality comes first, which is why the 2022 model has ample leg and headroom to enjoy. The available 8-way power driver seat, meanwhile, is rife with options to get comfortable. Increased head and lumbar support promote ergonomic driving, even in stressful traffic conditions.
The back seat is roomy enough for five adults, despite being a midsize car. While discontinued Chevy cars like the Cruze have prioritized front-row seating, the Malibu is spacious enough for you to host a carpool. Best of all, a lifted dashboard with deep center console storage makes the new Malibu appear impossibly large inside. Chevy has achieved this without tacking on extra bulk to the exterior body, so it’s still nimble. Plus, storage is made easy thanks to a spacious trunk that carries up to 15.7 cu.ft. of cargo.
Customize your interior with one of four different color and materials schemes. Dark Atmosphere/Medium Ash Gray cloth seating feels characteristically Chevy with its pleasant neutrals. Upgrade to leather in a similar color scheme for crisp seam lines and classic elegance. Jet Black cloth, however, appears sleek and contemporary. Choose Jet Black leather for a touch of luxury and to make your electronics displays pop.
Thank the acoustically laminated windshield (available in the LT trim) for the extremely quiet cabin. This is your escape from the humdrum of city life, blaring engines, and fluttering wind noise. Instead, the cabin is quiet, empowering you to craft the ideal ambiance with your favorite audio.
That’s the first of many features available as you rise through the ranks of 2022 Malibu trim packages. The RS model adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel for comfort and class, alongside suave exterior styling. The popular LT trim, meanwhile, adds heated outside mirrors for increased visibility in all conditions. Heated front seats warm up quickly, so you stay comfortable when winter is at its worst. Also, dual-zone automatic climate control creates a split environment when needed, so warm-blooded and cold-averse passengers alike ride in comfort.
Upgrade to the Premier trim for the more powerful engine (see above) and an enhanced cabin. This highest tier of the 2022 Chevy Malibu adds ambient interior lighting and a dual-pane sunroof. Add to that the leather upholstery, and your Malibu exudes peak luxury. Ventilated front seats and heated rear seat segments ensure all-climate comfort, alongside a host of additional tech enhancements.
Chevy built the 2022 Malibu with all the convenient tech you could ask for. For example, a nine-speaker premium audio system in the Premier trim produces an immersive listening experience. Control what streams through the superb surround speakers via the Malibu’s infotainment device.
The infotainment display sits at a comfortable distance from the steering wheel without ever feeling out of reach. Its trapezoidal display set into the retracting top-center console results in a seamless, attractive design. Best of all, it’s easy to use. Available in every Malibu trim, the device has intuitive touch controls and an approachable interface.
Even technophobes can quickly navigate the user settings, vehicle data, smartphone connectivity, and more. You can also use your infotainment device as a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Download your favorite entertainment or stay productive on the go—without limitations. For a downright futuristic experience, integrate your device with Amazon Alexa for extra voice-controlled features. If you select the Premier Malibu, you’ll get built-in navigation services as well.
For an even richer experience with your 2022 Chevy Malibu, pair the vehicle with the myChevrolet smartphone app. When properly equipped, you can review your vehicle’s status, including fuel and tire pressure levels. You can also remote start, lock and unlock, and check out maintenance schedules. Check on your vehicle from anywhere at any time!
Choose the Driver Confidence I and Confidence II packages for a host of Chevy driver-assist features. These include blind-spot monitoring, which checks your blind spot before you change lanes or park. It even alerts you to any potential hazards in your way—no need to crane your neck. If you still want to verify a clear roadway, the cabin windows and pillars are laid out to offer a clear view.
You also get automated emergency braking and front pedestrian detection via this package, which detects hazards or vehicles ahead of you and applies the brake instantaneously—cutting down reaction times and decreasing your risk of a collision. As a companion, forward collision alert notifies you of a possible front-end crash and provides audio alerts. Similarly, rear cross-traffic alert tracks obstacles and traffic behind your 2022 Malibu when you enter reverse gear. Back out of parking lots and garages with total peace of mind.
This, alongside automatic parking assist, takes some of the pressure off of busy city parking. You’ll never have to pass by an available parallel parking spot again simply because it looks too tight. Let your Malibu park on your behalf, all while sensing surrounding traffic and parked cars.
IntelliBeam High Beam Assist, also available via the Confidence packages, provides enhanced visibility on dark roads and in tunnels. It responds to oncoming traffic and reduces brightness as a courtesy to other drivers. As for the available adaptive cruise control, you can set your Malibu to handle varying traffic patterns on your behalf. Increase and decrease speeds, respond to terrain, and maintain a safe distance from other cars. It’s the perfect solution to early morning drowsiness. Travel with peace of mind, whether commuting alone, with passengers, or with your loved ones strapped in.