In stock and on sale:
The 2019 Malibu remains available in decent numbers, complete with attractive rebates. The mid-level LT is easiest to find, followed by the base LS and upscale Premier. Diesel versions aren't nearly as common, and the Malibu Hybrid is downright rare.
For 2019, the lineup includes the sporty RS, priced just $1,000 higher than the LS. The RS uses a CVT transmission for enhanced efficiency.
Unlike many GM sedans, the Malibu remains part of the automaker's long-term strategy. The carryover 2020 Malibu continues arriving at dealers.
Current offers are available on a national basis through December 2, 2019 unless otherwise noted. It's possible Chevy will enhance incentives for Black Friday weekend.
Take 20% off:
Chevy now offers 20% off the MSRP of 2019 Malibu models in stock. You stand to save a bundle with this promotion. The discount on the line-topping Premiere, for example, works out to $6,839.
As for the 2020 Malibu, all buyers get a $1,250 cash rebate. Those who finance through GM Financial will also get $750 toward their down payment.
What's up with leases:
Once again, the 2019 Malibu LT is offered from $289 for 36 months (10,000 miles a year) with $3,499 due at signing. The effective monthly cost works out to $386 — too high for a family sedan. We still think offers will improve before the 2019s sell out.
Leasing a 2020 Malibu LT will cost $23 more a month, which is no better in terms of value.
0% + cash:
Instead of the standard rebate, Chevy now offers 0% financing for 72 months on the 2019 Malibu. The deal comes with $2,250 bonus cash, which makes for a fine purchase deal.
On the 2020 Malibu, Chevy offers 0.9% for 60 months or 1.9% for 72 months, plus the $750 down payment assistance.