2018 Chevrolet Malibu Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/ Holdback
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
Chevrolet Malibu Prices - How Much is a Chevrolet Malibu?
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What's New for the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu?
With a complete redesign in 2016, the 2018 Chevy Malibu has few changes beyond the availability of a new 360-degree camera.
Trims and Features
The Malibu's generous cabin can comfortably accommodate up to four adults and has LATCH connectors for two child safety seats. All trims have 15.8 cubic feet of cargo space.
The entry-level trim of the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu, L, is equipped with a basic six-speaker stereo system, push-button start, and keyless entry. Parents will enjoy peace of mind with the Rear Seat Reminder system, which alerts you when a child is left in a safety seat when the car is turned off. If you want the latest tech, jump up to the LS for a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen that supports smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with Bluetooth and USB connectivity and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The next level up, LT, adds satellite radio, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and heated side mirrors. LT drivers can also choose from several exclusive options packages. The fully-loaded Premier trim is equipped with the features from all other trims plus leather upholstery and trim, a heated steering wheel, climate-controlled front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Tech-savvy drivers will love the larger 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, the color driver information display, the premium nine-speaker Bose audio system, and wireless charging. This trim also has two rear-seat USB ports.
2018 Chevrolet Malibu drivers who choose the Premier trim will enjoy the power of a 2.0-liter turbo-four that offers 250 horsepower and an EPA estimated 22/32 city-highway miles per gallon. This engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. All other trims are equipped with a 160-horsepower 1.5-liter turbo-four with a six-speed automatic. This engine gets an estimated 27 city/36 highway mpg. Both versions of the Malibu are designed with front-wheel drive and offer nimble handling, agile steering, and smooth suspension for a fun experience behind the wheel.
Outstanding safety scores are a major draw of the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu. It has a five-star overall crash test rating in crash testing administered by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. It's also been named as a Top Safety Pick of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Drivers who opt for higher trim levels can take advantage of an array of high-tech assistance systems, including either a rearview or 360-degree camera, the Teen Driver system that allows parents to monitor new drivers behind the wheel, forward collision warning, front and rear parking sensors, automatic high beams, lane keep assist, and a following distance indicator.
How to Calculate The Dealer Cost of a Chevrolet Malibu
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Chevrolet Malibu invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of all the options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Chevrolet Malibu MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.