(3.9) 11 reviews
MSRP: $160$5,944
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 24
Engine: 170-hp, 3.1-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2001 Chevrolet Malibu

Our Take on the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

Our Take

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 disp... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

It was a Saturday of ordinary things. I ate oatmeal at breakfast. I had hamburger and pie for lunch. (I lied to my wife about that.) I drove a Chevrolet. It was the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu LS sedan -- a silver car with a light-gray interior, leather-faced seats and polyurethane forestry. Neither blue jeans nor T-shirts nor sneakers could be more ordinary. That was fine with me. A... Read full review for the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

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Low on style but has plenty of other good traits

by A dude in a garage from Rochester Hills MI on August 20, 2009

I bought my 2001 Malibu LS as a used vehicle in 2005 for a decent price of 8,000 dollars Interior - overall the interior has a very well thought out design especially the cavernous center console sto... Read Full Review

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Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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