2019 Chevy Malibu RS Priced From $24,995

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, Automotive Editor - August 13, 2018

For 2019, the Chevrolet Malibu gets a new RS trim with a more aggressive look. Thanks to order guides, we now know how much it costs. At $24,995 (including an $875 destination fee), the RS is $1,000 more expensive than the 2019 Malibu LS, which starts at $23,995.

The RS isn't exactly aimed at enthusiasts looking to turn their Malibu into a back-road carver. The trim is more of an appearance package that makes the sedan look more athletic.

It brings a black sport grille, black bowtie emblems, 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, and a dual-outlet exhaust setup. Inside, it benefits from a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, as well as black cloth seats.

2019 Chevrolet Malibu

Like the L and LS, the Malibu RS is powered by a 163-horsepower, 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with a new continuously variable transmission (CVT). Chevy already offers a CVT in the subcompact Spark, but this is a first for the Malibu. The EPA hasn't released fuel economy figures yet.

Although it's unclear how the addition of a CVT will impact driving dynamics, the RS sits toward the more-affordable end of the market when it comes to price.

At $24,995, it undercuts both the Toyota Camry SE ($26,270) and Honda Accord Sport ($26,675). However, the Mazda6 Sport is slightly more affordable at $23,895 with a six-speed automatic transmission.

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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