The 1998 Chevrolet Malibu is a sporty yet efficient five-passenger mid-size sedan with stylish exterior lines. The base trim is powered by a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that produces 150 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque. This unit is rated at 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The LS trim receives a 3.1L V6 which also produces 150 but cranks out 180 lb-ft of torque as well. The V6 is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.