2022 Chevy Malibu in Kanata
The 2022 Chevy Malibu shows that there's more to the Canadian car market than generic family SUVs. Blending a handsome four-door sedan design with a high level of interior comfort, the Malibu offers a satisfyingly upscale experience that also delivers excellent fuel economy. The latest 2022 model is now available at our Kanata dealership, and here are just some of the highlights you can enjoy with a test drive.
Choice of PowertrainsFor 2022, the Chevy Malibu is available with a choice of two powertrains. The standard configuration is based around a 1.5L four-cylinder engine making a healthy 163 horsepower and 184lb-ft of torque, passed to front-wheel drive through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). And while this powertrain delivers a satisfyingly confident and responsive drive, the outstanding feature is the frugal fuel consumption. Official economy figures rate the Malibu at 6.5L / 100km on the highway and 8.1L / 100km in the city, clearly showing the benefits of the lighter sedan format.
Upgrade to Turbo PowerBut if you're looking for a little extra zip in your daily drive, switching to the 2.0L turbo engine pushes the output up to an impressive 250 horsepower and 260lb-ft, delivering huge power to front-wheel drive through an enhanced nine-speed automatic transmission. But the extra performance doesn't come at the cost of fuel consumption, with even this turbo powertrain delivering a combined rating of just 9.0L / 100km.
Interior and InfotainmentAlthough the Malibu is a mid-sized sedan, the interior is deceptively spacious with plenty of room for both passengers and cargo. The interior technology is also generous, with an 8" touchscreen display giving easy access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot facility. Move up the trims and the tech becomes even more advanced, with in-built navigation and a wireless device charging pad both available as options.
Active Safety and Driver AssistAdvanced technology also graces the suite of active safety and driver assist systems, with key standard and available highlights including:
- Forward collision warnings with pedestrian detection
- Lane keep assist.
- Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts.
- Adaptive cruise control.