2018 Chevrolet Malibu consumer reviews

$21,680 starting MSRP
side view of 2018 Malibu Chevrolet
87% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5
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Nakibu Man

Over the years I have driven different cars. I had Malibus in 1974, 1977 and came back to the Malibu in 2014 and now have a 2018. It is my favorite car and is just the right size for me and family members. Drives nice and is good on gas. I get compliments on my 2018 model. I call myself malibu Man.


After 60 years of driving GM still happy

My Malibu Premier is a nice designed car with good styling, performance. The 2.0 L so far runs terrific. No issues with the park drive errors. I am not letting a marginally designed micro switch to crater how nice the cars is. I lived my Cruze also. My last Chevelle was a 1967 SS 396. That turned some heads. I have always bought GM and will continue. My best GM purchase was a 2005 GMC Sierra extended cab with the 5.3 engine. I still have it and is in great shape. The LS 1 series is one of the best engines ever built.


Shift to Park problem have to have constant restar

Shift to park issue been going on for several years to the present at least till 2022 and is a nuisance and causes several restarts


My engine has failed and I'm currently without a v

My experience with GM has been disappointing. For Starters my engine ihas failed and I only have 82, 000 miles on the vehicle. The power tran warranty ended at 60,000 miles. Even though there have been several recalls on this particular vehicle the company isn't being helpful and never notified me


2018 Chevrolet Malibu LT dependability. .

My 2018 Chevrolet Malibu LT power train went out with less than 3300 miles. I bought this car brand new . The dependability is most certainly in question. .


The 2018 Chevy Malibu, excellent vehicle! Love it!

I have owned BMW, Jeep, and GMC, I decided I didn't want to pay $60,000 plus for a vehicle anymore, I'm over it, lol, so I bought a 2018 Malibu Redline and I have to say...hands down my favorite vehicle I've ever owned! I constantly get compliments when I'm at the gas station on what a great looking car it is. I have the Redline pkg and blacked out the windows, it does look great! I love all the extras they put in the Malibu, drive asst, backup cameras, info center....etc. I have never had a problem, it's never let me down! A simple recall, easy fix, is all. This car is so comfortable, we travel a lot! I would highly recommend this vehicle!



Many issues with this car. Filling car with gas takes forever. Gas flow has to be very slow even then fuel handle will still pop off very annoying. Check engine light on after 15,000 miles taken in to Chevy and 1 mile down the road check engine light back on again, engine power reduced light turns on often sometimes reduced power happens & sometimes it doesn't. 2 of the times power was reduced it nearly caused a very tragic accident 1 time barely missed a t-bone collision on side where my 9 year old was sitting. Most fearful moment in my life. On 2 occasions I was locked out of vehicle doors would not unlock. After a few hours the car unlocked the doors on its own. I live in Yuma temp reaches 120 & higher. Being locked out of car for no reason was horrible. Occurs randomly sometimes it often sometimes its once in a while car won't register its in park. Shifter is in park but it doesn't register so car will not turn off. Its very annoying. Also has glitches with the electric system phone connecting etc. I use to be able to tell the car to call a contact but that feature no longer works. My dome light only works if i use the switch. It no longer turns on when door is open. It sucks trying too gather all your things when getting out of car at night. I tried everything to get the dome light to work when door is open been unsuccessful. 5 times car has just shut off. 4 out of the 5 times it stalled when I went to accelerate when light turned green. Then it takes about 10 seconds or more to start back up again. Also sometimes gas mileage is good then sometimes its not and sucks it down fast. Interior may look nice but the quality of it is very poor. All the silver lining is made out of a thin plastic & starts to chip away after a couple years. Looks like crap. Car is hard to get out of. Visibility is poor. Car has blind spots all around you. I have read numerous reviews from many owners complaining about the issues above. Do not purchase a 2018 Chevy Malibu you will live to regret it. Any good reviews you read are most likely from owners that hadn't had the car for very long. The car is a mess and Chevy doesn't care. Most important THE REDUCED POWER ISSUE VERY DANGEROUS. YOU ARE AT RISK FOR A DEADLY ACCIDENT!!!


Bought at Big City Cars Great

I test drove a few Malibu and this one had new tires low miles and was exceptionally clean Drives Great and happy with my purchase


The Worst

This is by far the worst vehicle I've purchased, the 2015 was much better. I will not buy from or have work done from OBX Chevrolet ever again!! Done with chevrolet !!!


$525.51 for battery

Loved the car except the battery stopped working at only 24,369 miles. The dealer charged me $525.51 to replace it. I was not sure if it was the battery or alternator. I was assured it was still under warranty and it was not.