The Malibu is available in four trim levels: LS, RS, 1LT and 2LT. Standard features across the entire Malibu line include remote keyless entry, rearview camera, power programmable door locks, a 6-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity for phones, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, OnStar navigation with a 6-month subscription, an anti-theft system, keyless start and a hill-start assist system.
LS models add 16-inch aluminum wheels, Chevrolet's Infotainment 3 system with Apple CarPlay and 8-inch touchscreen, 4G LTE connectivity with WiFi capability, auto stop-start engine, front and rear express down power windows, premium cloth seats, Bluetooth audio streaming and a USB port for the stereo.
The LT equipment package improves on the LS by adding a bevy of standard features, including LED daytime running lights, heated power adjustable outside mirrors, 17-inch aluminum wheels, SiriusXM Satellite radio, dual-zone climate control, improved interior lighting, heated front seat, 8-way power adjustable driver's seat, rear seat armrest, keyfob remote engine start, and express up/down control for the driver's window.
The RS trim, meanwhile, adds a dash of sportiness to the Malibu with 18-inch wheels, dual individual polished exhaust tips, rear spoiler, LED taillights, a black grille, and black emblems. Inside, the RS features black cloth seats, and a leather-wrapped shifter and steering wheel.
The top-of-the-line 2LT adds some extra bling to the exterior, with chrome door handles, keyfob remote engine start, projector LED headlights, and 19-inch aluminum wheels. The 2LT feel carries over to the interior with drivers being greeted by leather seating surfaces, 6-way power passenger seat with power lumbar, heated leather wrapped steering wheel, power heated and cooled front seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror, simulated wood interior finishes, ambient lighting, a voice activated 8-inch color touchscreen display controlling a 9-speaker amplified Bose sound system, dual memory for driver seat and exterior mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear console ducts, a wireless charger for phones and a rear seat USB port.
Safety features across the lineup include an active lane departure warning system, forward collision mitigation, pedestrian detection and a following distance alert as well as 10 airbags.