2023 Chevrolet Malibu: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Joel Patel
Automotive Editor - May 10, 2022

Model Preview

While rumors have pointed toward the Chevrolet Malibu being discontinued for the past few years, the midsize sedan is expected to arrive as a carryover model for 2023. As a carryover model, the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu is expected to arrive without any major changes.

On the outside, the upcoming Malibu will continue to have the same exterior design as the current sedan that’s on sale. The sedan features a sweeping design with sharp body lines, elongated headlights, and a split grille design. The front end of the Malibu has a distinct front end with a slim grille at the top and a wide, large grille at the bottom. The rear end of the Malibu isn’t nearly as dramatic with rectangular taillights and a bulky rear bumper.

The interior of the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu will retain a lot of the same elements as the current model. The Malibu emphasizes ease of use over design, with simple lines, a straightforward center console, and vertically oriented air vents. There are numerous analog buttons on the center console, while the infotainment system is integrated into the dashboard. One of the Malibu’s greatest strengths is its spacious seats.

We don’t expect to see any major changes to the Malibu’s list of tech features for the upcoming model year. The current sedan comes with an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a USB port, six audio speakers, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Available tech features include an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, a Bose audio system, navigation, a satellite radio, a wireless charging pad, and two more USB ports.

Things under the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu’s engine aren’t expected to change for the new year. The current sedan comes with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 160 horsepower as standard. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that’s rated at 250 hp is available. The base engine comes with a continuously variable automatic transmission, while the larger 2.0-liter engine has a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The 2023 Malibu doesn’t come with a lot of standard safety features. We expect the list to remain the same for the upcoming model. A rearview camera and Chevrolet’s Teen Driver system are standard. Available features include automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, and automatic high-beam assist.

Pricing & Release Date

With rumors of the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu’s demise expected to be finalized this summer, the 2023 model should arrive later this fall. It could be the sedan’s last model year.

Without any major changes, pricing for the 2023 Chevrolet Malibu should remain close to the current model. The current sedan ranges from $24,395 up to $34,495 (with destination).

The Chevrolet Malibu competes against the Nissan Altima, Kia K5, Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Mazda Mazda6.

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