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2024 Chevrolet Malibu Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/Holdback

Price terms Used in this Guide:
MSRP | Invoice Price | Destination Fee | Holdback | Dealer Cost

Chevrolet Malibu Pricing for the LS, RS, LT and 2LT Trims

Malibu LS 4-Door Sedan with FWD. Powered by a 1.5-Leter 4-Cylinder, Gas Engine w/ CVT Transmission.
MSRP
$25,100
Invoice Price
$24,196
Destination Fee
$1,095
Holdback
$753
Dealer Cost
$24,538
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Malibu RS 4-Door Sedan with FWD. Powered by a 1.5-Leter 4-Cylinder, Gas Engine w/ CVT Transmission.
MSRP
$26,000
Invoice Price
$25,064
Destination Fee
$1,095
Holdback
$780
Dealer Cost
$25,379
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Malibu LT 4-Door Sedan with FWD. Powered by a 1.5-Leter 4-Cylinder, Gas Engine w/ CVT Transmission.
MSRP
$28,100
Invoice Price
$27,088
Destination Fee
$1,095
Holdback
$843
Dealer Cost
$27,340
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Malibu 2LT 4-Door Sedan with FWD. Powered by a 1.5-Leter 4-Cylinder, Gas Engine w/ CVT Transmission.
MSRP
$31,500
Invoice Price
$30,366
Destination Fee
$1,095
Holdback
$945
Dealer Cost
$30,516
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Price Tip:
To find the best possible price on a new Chevrolet Malibu, shop prices online first. Get up front pricing before you walk into a dealership. We recommend the following free services; Edmunds,   Rydeshopper,   CarsDirect,   Motortrend  &   J.D Power
These services will offer you the lowest prices and supply you with multiple competing price quotes. You will know the best price before you visit the dealer.

Malibu Trim Level Overview and Pricing

(MSRP includes the destination fee of $1,095)

Here are the key details on equipment for the 2024 Chevrolet Malibu trim levels:

S:

  • MSRP staring at $26,195
  • 1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder engine
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 7-inch color touchscreen
  • Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Keyless open and start
  • LED daytime running lights

RS:

  • MSRP staring at $27,095
  • Unique RS front and rear fascias
  • Black grille, 18" wheels, rear spoiler
  • Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 8-way power driver's seat
  • Dual zone climate control

LT:

  • MSRP staring at $29,195
  • 2.0L Turbo engine option
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather shift knob
  • Remote start
  • Optional packages with more features

2LT:

  • MSRP staring at $32,595
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • 8-way power front passenger seat
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Color driver information display
  • Available advanced safety package

Higher trims add more features, performance, style and tech. The RS focuses more on appearance while 2LT has luxury.

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 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.