Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu

About Chevrolet Malibu

The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu hits the reset button not just on Chevy's midsize sedan, but maybe on our expectations of all Chevrolet sedans. Its sleek looks might be the best in its class, resembling the larger Chevy Impala in all the right ways. But there's more than that pretty face. The new Chevy Malibu boasts a comfortable and modern interior with a big back seat and high-tech features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear cross-traffic alert and automatic-parking assist. There are three engine choices, including an all-new 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and a hybrid with a Volt-derived powertrain. Put it together, and it's a formidable contender against the likes of the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima.

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 Eco employs an evolutionary redesign with a new drivetrain, fresh interior and exterior styling and refined dynamics. The Malibu Eco is the most fuel-efficient Malibu ever built and offers a host of advanced features including Chevrolet's new infotainment system, MyLink. With the 2013 Eco model currently in showrooms across the country, expect to see a new entry-level Malibu this summer and a turbocharged performance variant to hit dealerships by the end of 2012.

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

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."

28 people out of 28 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."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

This Car Is Absolutely Amazing!

By on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,200

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: "Amazing car for an even better price!"

Cons: "None!"

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

"I own the 2016 Malibu LT with the Convenience and Technology Package and the car is absolutely amazing! First off, the exterior is gorgeous! It draws a lot of eyes and for good reason. The interior is extremely spacious and comfortable! The lumbar support is great and the room in both the front seats and back seats is amazing. I have had multiple adults in the back seats and they all comment about how much room they have. The technology within My Link is great and easy to use. My Link also enables Apple Car Play which is an amazing feature that just adds that much more usability to the entertainment system. On top of it all the 8" color display looks amazing! Performance itself is also very nice! You won't win any races but there is a little bit of get up and go in it. The start stop technology is also very seamless, as long as you don't try to hammer the gas the second the light turns you won't experience any problems with jerkiness some people talk about. To top it off I've consistently gotten better than the estimated gas mileage both in town and on the highway! Overall, Chevrolet really has out done itself with this car and it is one of the best if not the best in the class. I also test drove a Ford Fusion and Honda Accord before deciding on the Malibu."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Advertisement