2019 Chevy Malibu RS vs. LT Trim Comparison near Des Plaines, IL

If you’re certain that the new Malibu is right for your needs, but unsure as to which trim has the features you’re looking for, our Chevy dealership near Des Plaines, IL, has the information you need. From interior design to performance, we’ve compared the 2019 Chevy Malibu RS vs. LT to help you make a simple decision.

Check out the new Malibu RS and >Malibu LT inventories for available trim packages. You can also contact Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Chicago for more information by using our online form or calling (773) 465-2000.

Key Features

Searching for top sedan features? The 2019 Chevy Malibu has so much to offer for frequent drivers. View key 2019 Chevy Malibu RS vs. LT features in the following table.

2019 Chevy Malibu RS Model 2019 Chevy Malibu LT


Starting MSRP


1.5L turbo 4-cylinder


1.5L turbo 4-cylinder engine

18-in. black chrome finish aluminum


17-in. aluminum

Dual-zone automatic

Climate control

Standard air conditioning


SiriusXM® Satellite Radio


2019 Chevy Malibu RS vs. LT: Similarities

Are you curious as to which features are similar on the Chevy Malibu RS and LT? From tech to comfort, there are a host of standard features you can expect on both trim levels.

  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Acoustic laminated glass
  • Halogen headlamps
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capable
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • 8-way power driver’s seat
  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System with 8-in. diagonal color touchscreen
  • OnStar® and Chevrolet Connected Services capable
  • Rear vision camera
  • Teen Driver technology
  • Keyless open and start

2019 Chevy Malibu RS vs. LT: Differences

What makes the 2019 Chevy Malibu RS and LT unique? Drivers who want premium upgrades will love the amenities on the Malibu LT, while drivers who prefer an edgy look will prefer the Malibu RS’s sleek styling. Check out other differences between the 2019 Chevy Malibu RS vs. LT below.

2019 Chevy Malibu Trims Key Differences

Malibu RS

  • Black grille
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Dual-outlet exhaust
  • Front and rear bowtie emblems
  • Rear spoiler
  • Power outside mirrors
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel

Malibu LT

  • Remote start
  • Heated front seats
  • LED taillamps
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • Heated outside mirrors