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2014 Chevrolet Malibu

2014 Chevrolet Malibu

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Succeeds at every level

by from Chicago, Il on November 26, 2014

Have owned my Chevy for just under 10,000 miles. Excited to have this car. I have the 2.0 Turbo. I have been putting quite a few miles on the car for commute and needed trips around the midwest. Comfo...
Have owned my Chevy for just under 10,000 miles. Excited to have this car. I have the 2.0 Turbo. I have been putting quite a few miles on the car for commute and needed trips around the midwest. Comfort is excellent for this! Passing power excellent (5.9-6.2 secs to 60 mph). Gas mileage well exceeds epa estimates at 65 mph and will get 30 mpg at 75-78 mph (flatter midwest roads tho). Plenty of room. Do not worry about those complaining of back seat room. I have older and larger children. They are more than fine. Younger children will have even more. This car has better handling and braking than others in its class (Accord and Altima look like boats to me, Sorry) and it shows. Quick and responsive steering. Nav and wireless are seamless and easy. Fit, finish and style are terrific for me. Hope it helps and I am really enjoying the car and its value!
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Happy Camper

by from Brandon, FL on January 21, 2014

I haven't had a new car since 1983 and boy was I due for one. I was looking a Hondas & Toyotas, but I am so happy I went American. I forgot how great Chevys are. This Malibu is fantastic and I highly ...
I haven't had a new car since 1983 and boy was I due for one. I was looking a Hondas & Toyotas, but I am so happy I went American. I forgot how great Chevys are. This Malibu is fantastic and I highly recommend it to anyone looking.
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2.0 Turbo Really Hauls in Quiet Comfort

by from West Coast on April 19, 2015

I got the loaded 2.0L Turbo because I wanted a car with plenty of power for freeway use. This thing really hauls the mail, listed top speed is 155 mph and the 0-60 is spec'd out by the magazines at 6....
I got the loaded 2.0L Turbo because I wanted a car with plenty of power for freeway use. This thing really hauls the mail, listed top speed is 155 mph and the 0-60 is spec'd out by the magazines at 6.0 seconds. That's fast. It'll put you right back in that driver's seat. Merging and passing are effortless. It puts the competitor's V6's to shame, and mileage has been as high as 36 mph on the freeway, with an average of 23 mpg. Handling is also very good for a car of this class, with excellent brakes, a great cockpit, and all instruments and controls easy to see and operate. Just a very fun, fast, rewarding car. I've had it a year and have put over 5,000 miles on it. Can't think of anything else out there that I'd like, including Cadillac's ATS or Lexus' GS350. Absolutely no service or warranty problems at all with the car so far.
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Loving my 2014 Malibu

by from Connecticut USA on October 31, 2014

I have to say I initialy had my doubts about buying GM what with it being in the news as of late, but was pleasently surprised with the test drive & my purchase. It's styling is sporty (for a 4 door) ...
I have to say I initialy had my doubts about buying GM what with it being in the news as of late, but was pleasently surprised with the test drive & my purchase. It's styling is sporty (for a 4 door) fresh & functional. The interior is well thought out, & finished off & comfy for my middle aged self. ,the engine is a bit underpowered for the size class (but) for a2.5 liter 4 banger it has plenty of pep when you punch it & cruising is great. So far the mileage is a respectable 25-32 mpg depending on how I drive it & with about 5k on the car it should only improve with time.The handling overall fit & finish is outstanding & the tech.. wow Chevy really went to school on this redo of a ageless classic. I drove a Ford (still do ) for over 20 years & will put this up against comparable models & ones costing a lot more. I drove BMW the stop/start feature & GM's version is quite superior, hardly a shake/shudder when used. My only request would be an on off swicth as it's not for everyone. ( a retrofit for current models would be nice too) Overall a great mid sized vehicle. Good value for the price. Drive one.. compare & you'll probably buy one.
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Great car for everyday commute when your tall.

by from Charlotte, NC on June 23, 2015

I've had this car (1LT) for almost a year now and have zero complaints about the vehicle. I haven't had any problems with the car either. I'm a pretty tall guy sitting at 6'1" so this car was a big u...
I've had this car (1LT) for almost a year now and have zero complaints about the vehicle. I haven't had any problems with the car either. I'm a pretty tall guy sitting at 6'1" so this car was a big upgrade from my previous car (2010 Civic). The seats are very comfortable and with the package I got (electronics I believe) the drivers seat is fully electric with lumbar support which is very nice for long drives. The whole interior has a very nice style to it and the chrome strip that runs along the dash and doors is lit at night with a faint blue glow, giving the interior a calm but beautiful look at night. The engine has quite a bit of power and, for everyday driving, will be more than enough for most. They do offer a turbo model, which was very fun to drive, but I opted for the better fuel economy. The stop/start feature on the car is great as well and I don't even notice the car turn off half the time. All in all this car has gone above my expectations. It has a great interior/exterior, excellent power and fuel economy, and the tech this car comes with is amazing compared to others in the mid-size market. I would defiantly recommend this car to anyone looking for a fun mid-size sedan.
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Excellent Mid Size Car

by from Kansas City, Missouri on April 6, 2016

I leased the LT 3 with Turbo engine in the crystal red tint coat color. Ran as well as my 2011 Maxima and got comments constantly about the good looks and color. Very comfortable driving both in town ...
I leased the LT 3 with Turbo engine in the crystal red tint coat color. Ran as well as my 2011 Maxima and got comments constantly about the good looks and color. Very comfortable driving both in town and on 3 hr. highway trips. I took it on a 24 month lease and would be happy to get a 2016 with the same engine. Only put 29,000 miles on it before lease end, but never had one issue or need to return to dealer for anything but regular maintenance. I've also had many Honda Accords, and think this Malibu is as good as any of them.
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Loving my 2014 LT model

by from Perrysburg, Ohio on November 20, 2014

I bought this car used a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it! I came from a v6 Honda Accord and wanted to buy American so I looked for months and on the day I saw the Malibu that I bought I knew it...
I bought this car used a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it! I came from a v6 Honda Accord and wanted to buy American so I looked for months and on the day I saw the Malibu that I bought I knew it was the one! I got the white diamond and I love love the color! I hope it continues to perform and please the way it has the last few weeks! I would definitely would recommend this car to a friend.
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Beautiful Vehicle

by from La Crosse, WI on February 24, 2015

We both absolutely love our new Malibu. It handles great, looks fabulous, has good gas mileage, and is comfortable except the console is too low. If it would be just an inch or so higher it would be m...
We both absolutely love our new Malibu. It handles great, looks fabulous, has good gas mileage, and is comfortable except the console is too low. If it would be just an inch or so higher it would be more comfortable on long drives. We love just about everything about it but the seat belt fastener is difficult to get fastened. It's in a rather hard to reach place. I've noticed on not just this vehicle that the arm rests in the doors could also be a little higher again to make it more comfortable on long rides.
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Happy X2

by from Naples, FL on January 20, 2015

Overall very pleased so far. Had a 2011 Malibu and love the improvements in style Chevy made in the three years.
Overall very pleased so far. Had a 2011 Malibu and love the improvements in style Chevy made in the three years.
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Solid American Car

by from Denver, CO on June 5, 2014

Purchased the Malibu 3LT a couple of weeks ago and put it on the road from Denver to Omaha to break it in and try it out. The 2.0 Turbo is fast - very fast. You have to be careful as it will move you ...
Purchased the Malibu 3LT a couple of weeks ago and put it on the road from Denver to Omaha to break it in and try it out. The 2.0 Turbo is fast - very fast. You have to be careful as it will move you from 0 to 60 in about 6 seconds. Plus, the top speed is supposedly above 150 MPH (listed on some test sites) and with the gearing in OD, it will probably go much faster than you can afford to pay the local law enforcers. Interior is quiet, even at 80 MPH on Colorado's bumpy interstate highways, and it's easy to sit back and let the car do its thing. No complaints at this point after 1400 miles. Mileage on this first trip averaged 34 MPG according to the car computer and OnStar iPhone app (great way to unlock your car if you lock your keys in it, but kept your phone with you). Much better than the 30 highway MPG its rated at. My model has the Pioneer audio system. It's good but not great. I liked the Boston Acoustics system that came in my 2012 Chrysler 200 S; but this one is fine for an old guy with some hearing loss! Bottom line, so far I'm very satisfied. Especially with the deal I got from Chevy - lots of rebates available so you can pay quite a bit below invoice if you take your time and have a great dealer.
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