Chevrolet Malibu

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Chevrolet Malibu


One of the oldest nameplates in the auto industry, the Chevrolet Malibu first appeared in 1964. Several generations followed until 1983, when the Malibu went on hiatus until 1997. Always a mid-size car, the Malibu has become alternately larger and smaller with the times, always remaining popular with families. That doesn’t mean it’s always been the best choice, but the current Malibu is a worthy contender in a very competitive class. Conventional and hybrid powertrains are available. 

Malibu – 5 Generations

  • 2016–22
  • 2013–15
  • 2008–12
  • 2004–07
  • 1997–2003
  • 2016–22
  • 2013–15
  • 2008–12
  • 2004–07
  • 1997–2003
Latest generation

2016–22 Malibu


A stylish redesign made the current Malibu one of the better-looking entries in the mid-size category, as well as giving it an improved interior with more rear-seat room, refined powertrains and improved fuel economy. A new turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder is the base engine, whi

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  • MSRP range$23,400–$33,500
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg 26–32
  • Body style Sedan

Previous generation

2013–15 Malibu


The 2013 redesign will not be remembered as a benchmark in Malibu history; our 2013 review noted little more than a large trunk and quiet interior as its high points. Better news was the addition of the excellent Chevrolet MyLink multimedia system. Base power came from a new 2.5-lite

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  • MSRP range$22,465–$30,480
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg 24–29
  • Body style Sedan
Notable features in 2015:
  • 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

2008–12 Malibu


Much improved all around, the 2008 Malibu had a longer wheelbase and more interior room, plus more style inside and out. Improved interior materials with available two-tone themes were a big improvement, and the ride was quiet and comfortable. This was also the last generation of the

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  • MSRP range$22,110–$30,200
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg 20–26
  • Body style Sedan
Notable features in 2012:
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Standard six-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard OnStar navigation service
  • Three sets of child-seat anchors

2004–07 Malibu


Based on a platform shared with GM’s former Opel brand, this generation was the only Malibu to be offered as a Euro-style hatchback in addition to a sedan. With a large rear opening and sliding rear seats, the Malibu Maxx hatch added practicality but was not a big hit with buye

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  • MSRP range$17,215–$23,675
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg
  • Body style Sedan
Notable features in 2007:
  • Three available engines
  • Electric power steering
  • Available remote starter

1997–2003 Malibu


Returning after a 14-year absence, the Malibu nameplate came back in 1997 as a front-wheel-drive replacement for the Chevrolet Corsica. Long on value (if not excitement), power came from a standard 150-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder or an optional 155-hp, 3.1-liter V-6. Standard safety

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  • MSRP range$18,075–$20,575
  • Consumer rating
  • Combined mpg
  • Body style Sedan

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