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.

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.

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

Consumer Reviews

1st malibu LT after last 5 impallas every 3 years

By on Thursday, May 4, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "good gas milage"

Cons: "see above problems, also extremely small gas tank"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"Have approximately 9,000 miles. Bought the car in October and have had 2 major problems. 1st was when the keyless start would not accept my fob. Had to replace the entire system and hopefully problem solved. 2nd problem was with my dashboard screen It went completely blank and now dealer is telling me the radio has to be replaced. I have now been 1 month with out a radio. This means no GPS, no turn signals and no music on the many days Im on the road. The excuse is its a nation wide recall and GM is having trouble keeping up with the demand for replacements. Will definitely be looking for another car very soon and not a Malibu with the keyless entry"

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

SORRY M3 OWNERS BUT THIS CAN BEAT IT

By on Sunday, October 29, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 28,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "EXCELLENT GAS MILEAGE, COMFORT AND LOW NOISE"

Cons: "NEED MORE COLORS IN THE LINEUP"

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

"DROVE THE MAZDA 3, CAMRY, FUSION AND SONATA. SONATA WAS THE CLOSEST IN VALUE SPACE AND FUNCTIONALITY, BUT SOMEHOW THIS MALIBU IS BY FAR THE MOST COMFORTABLE, QUIETEST, AND I WOULD SAY BEST GAS MILEAGE, BUT THIS I CANNOT CONFIRM. MY BEST IN TOWN MILEAGE IS 39.1. CURRENTLY AT 36.3 AND NEVER DROPS. ENGINE IS ADEQUATE BY NOT NOISY. LOVE THE TRANSMISSION. THE CAMRY FAILED MISERABLY IN THIS DEPT IN THE COMPARISON DRIVE TEST. BRAKES ARE EXCELLENT, HANDLING MUCH BETTER THAN EXPECTED AND THE DRIVING POSITION (IM 61) CANNOT BE BETTER. BOTH ARM RESTS FIT PERFECTLY AS IF THIS CAR WAS MADE FOR ME. EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE TO DRIVE. WISH I HAVE THE BLIND SIDE DETECTORS, BUT HAVE THE BIG SCREEN AND LEATHER PKG AND ALL FEATURES FOR THE MONEY PUT BMW 3 SERIES TO SHAME. OVERALL, SHOCKED THAT THIS GM CAR HAS SO MUCH SPACE, FRONT AND BACK, INCLUDING TRUNK AND COMBINED WITH THE GAS MILEAGE AND LIMITED ONSIDE NOISE THAT YOU CAN BUY A HIGH QUALITY CAR AT SUCH A LOW COST. DO THE COMPARISONS YOURSELF AND I FEEL YOU WILL AGREE. LONG TERM REALIABILITY, I DONT KNOW, BUT HAVE A 2014 CAMARO AND THE REALIABILITY IS EXCELLENT, SO EXPECT THE SAME FROM MALIBU. GO SHOCK YOURSELF AND SAVE SOME MONEY. THEY NEED A PEARL WHITE COLOR IN THE RANGE WHICH IS MY ONLY MISGIVING SO FAR."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Quiet, Comfortable, Sooth & Well Designed

By on Monday, January 1, 2018

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "This is a fun car to drive and just admire."

Cons: "The gas tank is rather small."

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

"I love the 2017 Chevy Malibu. This is the quietest car I have ever driven. Its so smooth on the highway. The car seems to naturally stay in its lane. The brakes are great. The car is very fuel efficient and will delivery about 45-mpg at 60-mph. The 1.5 liter Lt is not a race car, but has plenty of power and can easily execute quick maneuvers in traffic. Its really the best car in its class."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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