2001 Chevrolet Malibu

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2001 Chevrolet Malibu

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Available in 2 styles:  2001 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan shown
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Asking Price Range
$1,223–$7,019

Estimated MPG

20 city / 29 hwy


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Vehicle Overview
The conservatively styled Malibu is Chevrolet’s mainstay midsize sedan now that the Lumina is sold only to fleet buyers.

A rear window defogger and power door locks are new standard features on the base model. Stereo units with cassette and/or CD players add the Radio Data System, which displays weather and traffic emergency warnings and allows station selection based on the type of programming.

Exterior
Available only in four-door styling, the Malibu is 190 inches bumper to bumper — an inch or so longer than the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, two of its key rivals.



Interior
Bucket seats are standard, and a front bench is not available. The Malibu’s spacious rear seat has more legroom than the Lumina and nearly as much as some full-size sedans. The split rear seatback folds to expand the trunk’s already spacious 17-cubic-foot capacity, and the trunk has a wide, low opening for easy loading.

Standard features include air conditioning, a tilt steering wheel, stereo radio and theft-deterrent system.



Under the Hood
A 3.1-liter V-6 engine with 170 horsepower and a four-speed automatic transmission are now standard on both Malibu models. Antilock brakes, a feature that is optional on several competitors’ vehicles, are also standard.



Driving Impressions
Short on thrills and frills but long on practicality and value, the Malibu offers acceptable performance, ample space and a lot of features for a reasonable price. The styling is middle-of-the-road bland, but if you can get beyond the nondescript look, this car is a pretty good deal compared to rivals like the Accord, Camry and Ford Taurus

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

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