2015 Chevrolet Malibu

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2015 Chevrolet Malibu
2015 Chevrolet Malibu

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Quiet cabin
  • MyLink multimedia system available
  • Front seat comfort
  • Large trunk

The bad:

  • Average mileage
  • Quality of interior materials

7 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2015 Chevrolet Malibu trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot capability standard
  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder with stop-start technology standard
  • Turbocharged four-cylinder available
  • Six-speed automatic standard

2015 Chevrolet Malibu review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu?

The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size sedan that seats five. The 2015 Malibu comes in six trim levels: LS, LT1, LT2, LT3, LTZ1 and LTZ2. It competes with mid-size sedans like the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion.

What's New on the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu?

The Chevrolet Malibu was redesigned in 2013 and had significant updates added in 2014, so not much is new for 2015 other than 4G LTE internet connectivity and a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot for the OnStar communication system. This includes a three-month/3-gigabyte data trial before a subscription is required.

How Does the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu Compare to Other Mid-Size Sedans?

The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu starts at a competitive price, with performance specs and fuel economy ratings on par with competitors like the Accord, Camry and Sonata. Its safety features are a highlight, as are its general technology offerings. It lags competitors like the Accord, Sonata and Fusion when it comes to handling and interior material quality.

What Features in the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu Are Most Important?

The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu comes standard with front-wheel drive, a six-speed automatic transmission and a 196-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with stop-start technology. It's also available with a 259-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

The Malibu comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels and a 16.3-cubic-foot trunk. Steering-wheel controls for cruise control and stereo funcitons are also standard. Available on higher trims are 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, a power sunroof, heated leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a MyLink entertainment system with USB connectivity and Bluetooth streaming.

As is required in every new car, the 2015 Malibu comes with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. An OnStar emergency communication system with a six-month trial subscription is included. The Malibu also comes standard with 10 airbags. Available safety features include a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, a backup camera, forward collision warning and lane departure warning.

Should I Buy the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu?

If you're looking for a mid-size sedan that's comfortable for drivers and passengers alike, the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is worth a drive. Its quiet cabin, available safety features and available MyLink multimedia system make for enjoyable travel. If you prioritize handling and interior material quality, other sedans are more likely to meet your needs.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

3.9

Good used car. Cheaper than competition

It's a good car. Bought it used. I bought it with 84000 miles, now has 111,000 miles. Main computer had to be replaced, and was done under warranty. I replaced the brakes myself at 104,000 miles, and they were the original OE GM brakes the car was born with. Seats lack support, but I bought a leather cushion that helps. The back seat is really tight, ok for small kids. My fuel economy in the city can get to 23 mpg if I don't use the AC. It gets worse city mileage in the winter too. Highway mileage, the car does well, 34-35 if I drive it right. I think for a reliable used car, it's ok. They are cheaper than the Japanese competition. Rides and handles well.

4.3

Feels nice

This car meets the needs for me and the little one to go where we need to. Rides smoothly and has plenty of room for groceries or extra people.

3.3

My Malibu engine dies everytime I stop the car

I tried to repair car so it wouldn't die everytime I came to a stop dealer couldn't fix it charged $550 for "diagnostics" getting worse

See all 172 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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