Assigned RPO code GXD and touch-up paint code WA-130H, Sterling Gray Metallic is one of seven exterior colors offered on the midsize sedan, which include:
- Dark Ash Metallic
- Mineral Gray Metallic
- Mosaic Black Metallic
- Summit White
- Radiant Red Tintcoat (new for 2023)
- Riverside Blue Metallic (new for 2023)
- Sterling Gray Metallic (new for 2023)
The Sterling Gray Metallic color is no-cost item that is available on all trim levels and can be combined with all available interior colorways.
For reference, here are all three available interior colorways offered on the 2023 Malibu:
- Dark Atmosphere/Medium Ash Gray (LS and 1LT only)
- Jet Black (all trims)
- Dark Atmosphere/Light Wheat (2LT only)
The 2023 Chevy Malibu ushers in a variety of relatively minor but still important changes and updates over the preceding 2022 model year. For instance, the midsize sedan will no longer offer the Premier trim level nor the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gasoline engine an GM 9-speed automatic transmission that served as the trim’s powertrain.
Going forward, the 2023 Malibu is available exclusively with the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LFV gasoline engine, which mates to the Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT, RPO code MRG). This combination was previously offered for all 2022 model-year Chevy Malibu trim levels, with the exception of the range-topping Premier. Output is rated at 163 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.
For the 2023 model year, Chevy has repackaged the Premier trim as a new 2LT trim level on the Malibu. As a result, the 2023 Malibu’s top trim now costs $2,000 less than that of the 2022 model. Additionally, two of the Malibu’s dealer-installed convenience packages are no longer available to order.
Sales of the Bow Tie’s only remaining sedan up 25 percent for a 16 percent segment share.
A national lease is also available on Bow Tie brand’s only remaining sedan.