The 2022 Chevy Malibu has received a small price increase after GM raised the mandatory destination freight charge for the mid-size sedan.
Going forward, the destination freight charge for the 2022 Chevy Malibu will be set at $1,095, up $100 from $995. That means that, following this change, the 2022 Chevy Malibu in the entry-level LS trim with the standard turbocharged 1.5L I4 LFV gasoline engine and front-wheel drive will start at $24,495, while the RS trim will start at $25,495 and the LT at $27,895. The Premier trim with the same engine/drivetrain combination will be priced from $34,595.
Check out the table below for a more complete look at the new pricing for all trim levels and configurations of the 2022 Chevy Malibu:
|Trim Level||2022 MSRP + DFC|
The 2022 Chevy Malibu comes standard with the above-mentioned 1.5L I4 LFV engine, which is rated at 163 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 184 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm. Customers can also opt for the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gasoline engine, rated at 250 horsepower at 5,300 rpm and 260 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm, although production of models with this 2.0L engine has now ceased for the 2022 model year. Production of the mid-size sedan for the North American market takes place at the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas City. The Chevy four-door rides on the GM E2 platform.
GM accepted additional orders for the 2022 Chevy Malibu in May due to pent-up demand for the vehicle after production remained offline for the better part of 2021 due to the chip shortage, processing 20,000 more new sold orders than it normally might. GM has been operating on just eight days’ worth of Chevy Malibu supply since March, whereas a 60-day supply is considered optimal in the U.S. auto industry.