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A blue 2023 Chevy Malibu is shown parked on a street after visiting a Chevrolet dealer.

Does Chevy Still Make the Malibu?

The Chevrolet Malibu certainly empowered Chevy to make a name for itself in the sedan space. It is an affordable, comfortable, and fuel-efficient mid-size sedan that comes in a variety of trims. It is stylish while boasting the reliability and performance you expect from a Chevrolet vehicle. Drivers who have always admired the manufacturer’s reputation but need a sedan for their lifestyle were thrilled when the Malibu came out, and still love the vehicle. It has been a highly requested vehicle at nearly every Chevrolet dealer across the country, and for the past several years has been the only sedan that Chevrolet makes. The more than 100-year-old manufacturer has been diving heavily into the SUV and pickup truck market (and, of course, sports cars, with its classic and ever evolving Corvette). However: there is one question that often comes up about this vehicle: Does Chevy still make the Malibu?

Yes, Chevy still makes the Malibu, and the 2023 model is out for sale right now. That being said, the confusion is understandable, seeing as production of the Malibu went on pause for about 14 years in the 1980s and 1990s. It has also gone through several major metamorphoses. It’s no wonder people often ask what the status is of this quality mid-size sedan. It’s still in production today, though rumors are swirling that Chevy might stop making it in the next few years. Here are reasons to consider the Malibu for your next vehicle purchase.

A white 2023 Chevy Malibu is shown driving on a bridge.

It’s Comfortable And Stylish

The 2023 Malibu has attractive body lines, a unique and eye-catching grille, and a spacious interior that makes it comfortable for the driver and passengers. It’s been praised for its massive trunk and thoughtful storage compartments throughout the inside of the vehicle, making it more than road trip ready.

The Malibu gets its name for the upscale coastal town in southern California, and has a timeless style about it that makes its title appropriate. It can appeal to those wanting a sophisticated car for day trips, or for corporate life.

If you opt for the LT, one of the upper trims, you’ll get some nice features that give it a luxury feel, such as dual-zone automatic climate control, a remote engine start feature, heated front seats, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. Plus, you’ll still be in at less than $27,000 for this trim. The Malibu makes upscale features and style accessible to drivers on a budget, which is one reason it’s become so popular over the years.

Excellent Connectivity

The Malibu has impressive connectivity that helps you stay entertained and on track. It offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can sync either of these devices up to the touch screen and see your favorite apps there. It also has a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, providing internet to your devices while you’re out and about.

The Malibu also has built-in Amazon Alexa as an option. Opt for this feature and you make those essential shopping list purchases while you’re driving, set reminders for yourself, ask about the traffic, and even control smarthome devices. Its eight-inch touchscreen is clear, bright, and easy to navigate.

You can also use the myChevrolet Mobile app to interact with your vehicle, via your smartphone, from anywhere. You can do things like remotely lock your vehicle if you forgot to do so, remotely unlock it if a friend or family member needs to retrieve something from it, check how much gas you have, and even check your tire pressure. Thanks to this app, you won’t start your next ride with an unwelcome surprise, like a low tank of gas.

The black interior and dash of a 2023 Chevy Malibu is shown.

Best-in-Class Driver Assist

Chevrolet is known for their impressive array of driver assist features that give drivers better command of the road in a variety of situations. The Malibu is full of these features, and drivers can enjoy front pedestrian braking and automatic emergency braking to prevent costly and scary collisions. It also includes a following distance indicator that will let you know when you’re getting too close to the car in front of you, and lane keep assist with lane departure warning, which notify you when you’re drifting from your lane and gently steer you back in when necessary.

You’ll also get the Intelli Highbeam system, which senses when you’re in low light situations and automatically activates the high beams to improve visibility. It deactivates them automatically when it senses oncoming traffic so as to not obscure other drivers’ visibility.

These are just some of the driver assist features available for the Chevy Malibu. Visit your dealer and ask about additional available features. A blind-spot monitor and rear-cross traffic alert can be added for additional fees.

Astonishing Fuel Economy

One of the most popular perks of the Chevy Malibu is its impressive fuel economy. It gets 27 MPG in the city and 35 on the highway, for a total combined rating of 30 MPG. Drivers who mostly stick to congested city streets will be happy with the Malibu, and drivers who take off for the open highway will also be thrilled with how infrequently they need to pull over for gas. The fuel economy, compared with the low MSRP for all trims, makes the Malibu an excellent option for those looking to save money the day they purchase their vehicle, and at the pump for years to come.

A tan 2023 Chevy Malibu is shown driving near an ocean.

The Malibu Is Still Here, and It’s Still Great

It’s time to set the record straight: The Chevy Malibu is very much still around for the 2023 model year. It has come and gone (and come back) from the market in the past, but for now Chevy is still making this popular mid-size sedan. The rumors circulating online are certainly misleading. Some sources say the Malibu is going away in 2025. With Chevy’s new focus on electric vehicles, people have wondered if they’ll discontinue the Malibu to make room for cars that don’t rely on an internal combustion engine. However, there are reports that Chevy will simply be introducing a new generation of the Malibu in 2025, which would explain some of the rumors over the current version “going away.”

It is likely true that the Malibu, in its current generation, will go away in the next couple of years. If you like the current model, it’s time to pounce now. Some of its mainstay features could be phased out. It is refreshing to see that, in an era where it seems like every other vehicle manufacturer is inflating prices beyond reason, Chevy has kept the Malibu under $30,000, something of a rarity these days.

The Malibu boasts timeless style that has had staying power. Its classic bodylines make it fit right in in a cosmopolitan environment, at the office, or in its namesake town, on the beautiful coastal highway of Malibu, California. It has great standard connectivity and driver assist features, combined with impressive fuel economy and a huge trunk.

Chevrolet only makes the one mid-size sedan, but they got it so right that they didn’t have to make another. If you want a mid-size sedan from one of the most trusted names in cars, check out the Chevy Malibu.