Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu

About Chevrolet Malibu

The 2017 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan is a formidable competitor against the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, and any other car in its class you'd care to mention. The sleek design gives it, in our opinion, a best-in-class appearance, resembling the larger Chevy Impala in all the right ways. The same is true of the modern and comfortable interior as well. But it's more than just esthetics. The 2017 Malibu's comfortable interior boasts a big back seat, plus high-tech features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear cross-traffic alert and automatic-parking assist. The three engine choices include a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and a hybrid with a Volt-derived powertrain, and prices are right in line with its rivals in this highly competitive class.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Chevrolet Malibu
What's new for 2017?
2017 Chevrolet Malibu

Malibu Premier models with the 2.0-liter turbo get a new 9-speed automatic, a Sport package will make an appearance eventually, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are now available on the LS and base LT audio systems, and in all hybrid models.

  • Expert Rating: --
  • Consumers Rating: 9
  • MPG 27|36
2016 Chevrolet Malibu
What's new for 2016?
2016 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is an all-new vehicle, and owes virtually nothing but its name and its top-end turbocharged 4-cylinder engine to last year's model.

2015 Chevrolet Malibu
What's new for 2015?
2015 Chevrolet Malibu

The biggest change to the 2015 Chevy Malibu is the addition of 4G LTE technology to OnStar. This allows the Malibu to act as a Wi-Fi hotspot, allowing computers, smartphones and tablets access to the Internet, as long as there's a 4G connection.

2014 Chevrolet Malibu
What's new for 2014?
2014 Chevrolet Malibu

2014 Malibu models with the standard gasoline engine get fuel-saving start-stop technology to cut down on idling, and turbo models' torque has been increased to 295 lb-ft. The sedan's front end design has been tweaked, while rear-seat kneeroom has grown. Suspension and chassis tweaks aim for a smoother ride.

2013 Chevrolet Malibu
What's new for 2013?
2013 Chevrolet Malibu

The all-new-for- 2013 Chevrolet Malibu features an evolutionary redesign with new drivetrains, fresh interior and exterior styling, and refined dynamics. Since the majority of leading mid-size sedans supplement their mainstream models with a more fuel-efficient version and a performance variant, the new Chevy Malibu is offered in three distinct flavors: Standard, Turbo and Eco.

2012 Chevrolet Malibu
What's new for 2012?
2012 Chevrolet Malibu

For 2012, the Malibu LS sedan receives a new Uplevel Package option, while the 1LT offers a Sunroof and Convenience Package.

2011 Chevrolet Malibu
What's new for 2011?
2011 Chevrolet Malibu

For 2011, Chevrolet adds its fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmission with TAPshift manual shift control to all Malibu trims.

2010 Chevrolet Malibu
What's new for 2010?
2010 Chevrolet Malibu

Minor changes for Chevrolet's major player include the addition of a six-speed automatic transmission on 1LT trims, E85 compatibility on the 2.4-liter engine and a driver's side power lumbar support replacing the manual lumbar support on all models.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu
What's new for 2009?
2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Minor changes for Chevrolet's major new player include standard StabiliTrak stability control on all trims, improvements to the Hybrid model's fuel efficiency and the addition of Bluetooth capability to the standard OnStar 8.0. A six-speed automatic is now standard on four-cylinder LTZ models.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu
What's new for 2008?
2008 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu---which shares GM's global mid-size platform with the Saturn Aura, Saab 9-3 and same-size German Opels---offers a stiff, solid, quiet-riding structure and precise build quality. More than three inches longer than the 2007 Malibu sedan, and on a six inch-longer wheelbase, its added length and wheels-at-the-corners stance simultaneously enhances its appearance, handling and interior roominess.

2007 Chevrolet Malibu
What's new for 2007?
2007 Chevrolet Malibu

No major changes for 2007

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Consumer Reviews

Best value around, and looks great doing it

By on Thursday, June 30, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great car, and feature loaded at a great price"

Cons: "Tie downs or a cargo net in trunk should be std."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Our 2016 Malibu is equipped with the Premier package and for a total MSRP of under $32k, the feature list can't be beat. We shopped around and compared other brands, but once optioned to be similar to the Malibu Premier's features, we were north of $45k in every instance, and in many comparable models some Malibu features weren't even available. The heated/ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, navigation with real-time traffic, Apple Car Play, back-up camera, and forward parking sensors, are just a few of the features that we find extremely useful on a daily basis. The 2.0L Turbo has great power, and the 8-speed auto is slick, without abrupt shifts or hesitation, and it rarely seems to hunt for the right gear. The powertrain, while it doesn't sound as good as a V6 or V8, is excellent in every other respect. I would and do recommend this car to anyone in the market for a sedan in the $20-50k range. Cross shop this car with the Cadillac ATS, Accord, Camry, etc., and you'll appreciate that this car does everything very well."

22 people out of 22 found this review helpful

This is a great car

By on Friday, December 30, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I like this Malibu a lot. The updated styling looks great and the ride is very comfortable. It has a lot of perks for the money. Lots of room front, back and trunk. I get 31-32 MPG. The only thing that I would change is the size of the fuel tank. It should have much more capacity for a car of this size. Even with the good mileage, fill ups are way too frequent. Overall, a great car and head and shoulders above the Chevy Cruze that I traded in."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Very Satisfied

By on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Love the way the car handles on country roads!"

Cons: "USB Port location, backing up"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"We have owned the car for about 60 Days. We have made several long distance trips with 4 adults. Everyone was happy and comfortable the entire trips. Car looks very nice on the outside. Inside is reasonably comfortable. We shopped for about 30 days and feel the value was good also. We purchased the LT model. Gas mileage is good. The auto stop and start is taking some getting used too. Also, wish the gas tank was a little bigger. A little difficult with seeing when backing up. Thank goodness for the camera. Car does not drive like a 4 cylinder. It has decent pickup when merging on the interstate. I do love the way it handles mostly. Especially country curved roads! Finally, we have gotten many compliments from total strangers when they see the car."

17 people out of 20 found this review helpful

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