2021 Chevrolet Malibu consumer reviews

$22,270 starting MSRP
side view of 2021 Malibu Chevrolet
72% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value 4.1
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.1
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2021 Malibu Epic Fail

I purchased a brand new 2021 Chevrolet Malibu RS. In under 3 years I have experienced mechanical problems, electrical problems and frequently replacing tires. The transmission completely went out and I am beyond disappointed and frustrated that the car has failed to hold up in such a short time. I would never recommend anyone to purchase a Malibu. JDPower will be notified about my experience



This car is a LEMON!!!! Do not buy!!! A/C system is so bad, people in backseat can not get air when hot, and not even 14,000 miles??? It dies in middle of street with all linds of lights going off, says no gas when had full tank, starts back up, get it home, barely, dealership has had for almost 2 months after a month of sitting at home, and cant find anything.


Universal Rent-A-Car

I've had this car as a rental for a couple of weeks now, put 1500 miles on a LT model. With 59k miles, it's not aging well. The left side of the bottom seat cushion is sinking in by the hard plastic trim, and the seats have cheap, thin cushion found in economy cars. The carpet is pulling up by the driver's side door sill. Pairing my Android phone was very easy, as well as customizing vehicle features to my liking. It does have a fairly comfortable ride (Altima and Camry are softer, Accord is firmer), gets 32mpgs mixed driving, the CVT is smooth and responsive without the jerky "faux shifting" that made me dislike the Nissan Altima rental I had before (loved everything else with that car). The stupid stop/start feature is the WORST one I've ever experienced by far, it's a lurching and jerky ordeal that prompts me to turn it off every time I start the car. The 5amp fuse for the tail lights burned out for no reason, makes me concerned about electrical issues, at least it's not my car, lol. For the price of the Malibu, there's much better choices for a large sedan, I would doubt these are reliable cars to own. GM needs to step up the game and start over with a whole new design if they want to continue selling the Malibu to consumers and not fleets.


I love my car

This is my second Malibu and I love it. My first one was in 2018. I live the upgraded and updated version. Anna is always great.


Loving my new Malibu...

I've only had it for a few days but so far I'm extremely happy! It is very stylish and has exceeded my expectations. Highly Recommended.


2021 Chevy Malibu RS

By far one of the best vehicles I have owned. Comfortable stylish and sporty. Will definitely recommend this vehicle to friends and family. Please keep up the great work Chevy


I love everything about the Malibu RS

The body and the room inside is great and the mileage is perfect I’ll recommend this car to anyone that’s looking for a sporty Malibu with great space inside


Best vehicle purchased

I think this vehicle is very reliable. Rides smoothly. It has a lot of bells and whistles to it. I will definitely own this vehicle for a very long time.


Great car for the money

Met all my needs. Ride is great. Color is what I wanted. All the equipment that I asked for. The monthly payment that I could afford.


Chevy Malibu Always buy Chevy GM

The Malibu is a great car. This is my second one. I believe my money is well spent on this Malibu. I don't like the RS Model has no rear arm rest, No way to control the back seat interior light, Front interior light is blue back interior light is yellow and no heated seats. Overall great vehicle.