Used Chevrolet Malibu For Sale

(589 Reviews)
Sort By
Distance: Nearest First
Filter
Total Price
Monthly Payment
Minimum Price
No Min
Maximum Price
No Max
What would you like to pay per month?
Select monthly payment
How much would you like to put down?
Select down payment
How's your credit?
Select your credit score

Customer Review Summary for Chevrolet Malibu

4.5
(589 Reviews)

Great Car, Fun to Drive

2012 Chevrolet Malibu Sheila Horst - Mount Prospect, IL 06/28/2015

It is attractive and fun to drive. I can see the traffic all around me. Gas mileage is good. I love the silver color. I love the interior. I appreciate that the ceiling lights are not confusing, as in there are only two and they go on and off easily. In some previous cars I left the light on mistakenly. I like the automatic lights at dusk. I never have to touch the control for that.

Perfect car for the price

2014 Chevrolet Malibu Amy Campbell - Fort Eustis, VA 12/18/2017

I would recommend this car based on the size, handling and price. It feels way larger inside than similar priced cars (Civic, Focus, etc). While it does not have Bluetooth for music use it does have an aux port so I can listen to my audiobooks over the speakers. The car does have Bluetooth for hands free calling and the calls are crystal clear and the controls are easy to use. I also appreciate that the rear seats will completely fold down if I need extra trunk space (however the trunk is very large). Almost forgot... this car has a timing chain instead of a timing belt so that is one less thing we will have to be weary of as we plan on keeping this car for 150k+ miles.

Awesome Car, but be prepared!

2009 Chevrolet Malibu Nicole W Wallace - Florissant, MO 10/12/2016

The car handles very well. Very smooth ride and awesome way to spoil yourself in luxury. Wonderful on gas and beautiful! I say be prepared because the maintenance is another thing. It should never cost over $100 to get a headlamp changed. Not for a bulb. Things like that you should be prepared for. Check cost for care first. Wish I had done this!

Chevrolet Malibu Overview

The Chevrolet Malibu is one of the most popular cars in its class, and has been for some time. As of 2017 it offers few changes from previous model years based on its selling well in the past. A new nine-speed automatic transmission has been added and one trim level has been discontinued, but other features remain unchanged. As is, the Malibu performs well in the marketplace and against its competitors, leaving Chevrolet with little reason to make changes. The car handles well and the interior is roomy and luxurious, keeping the Malibu as an excellent choice for a car in its class.

Chevrolet Malibu History

The Chevrolet Malibu has been one of the company's iconic choices for years. Drivers like the car for the sporty handling and style, but they also enjoy the roomy interior and more luxury-focused features that they may not find on other cars of the same size. For people who have always enjoyed the Malibu, or for those who have never owned a Chevrolet before, the car can be just the right choice for size versus sporty feel. Among the options drivers can expect on the newer model year Malibu are:

  • Sporty handling, especially around turns
  • A spacious interior that is friendly to taller drivers and passengers
  • Fuel efficiency without the need to sacrifice too much power
  • Responsive options for dashboard controls

How It Drives

Even though the base 1.5L engine has acceleration that can be considered mediocre, the Chevrolet Malibu is still a fun vehicle to drive. The larger engine and the hybrid option are also good choices for a better, stronger driving experience. The handling is impressive, though, with a sporty and responsive feel. This is especially notable around turns, but even on a wide open road you can feel the reaction in the steering wheel.

Used Chevrolet Malibu Value

In the past the Chevrolet Malibu sold well as a family sedan, but was largely overlooked by anyone wanting a sportier car. Now that the model has changed and evolved, there is a wider interest base for the vehicle. Despite that, however, the older Malibu models do not hold a lot of value. They are comparable to Ford and Chrysler cars in the same class, but not cars that would command a high price for older model years. Newer model years stand out from the crowd more boldly, allowing Chevrolet to maintain its value more easily and provide car buyers with a car they can enjoy for years.

Design & Performance

The body style has changed over the years to match the trends of the time, but the overall size and basic body of the car has remained similar to the original. It is designed as a family car, and there is no reason for Chevrolet to pull away from what works. But a sleeker, more sophisticated look has been introduced over time, and that has kept the car relevant. Some of the best design and performance aspects of the newer models include:

  • A combination of a roomy car that is also stylish and sleek
  • A hybrid model available, offering superior fuel economy
  • A recent redesign that has added to the car's popularity
  • Several different trim options to help buyers get just what they need and want

Powertrain & Engine

The Chevrolet Malibu is powered by a 1.5L engine in its base model, which many people feel does not offer enough power for the size and weight of the car. That can lead to sluggish acceleration and difficulty maneuvering quickly in traffic. The six-speed transmission also struggles a bit, with some low-speed lurching. However, the hybrid engine and the other, larger engine that the Malibu offers reduces the underpowered feeling, while the nine-speed transmission takes care of any clumsiness or lurching the car might experience. Higher trim levels with these options provide a good combination of power and fuel economy.

Body Style & Interior Comfort

The interior of the Chevrolet Malibu is comfortable, even for taller people. The dashboard is uncluttered and intuitive, and the design feels well thought-out. The room inside is good in the front and the back, and there is plenty of cargo space in the trunk. With the Malibu, drivers can expect:

  • An eight-way adjustable power driver seat
  • A telescoping steering wheel
  • Large doors that open easily, making getting in and out comfortable and convenient
  • Climate controls that are easy to use and centrally located
  • A MyLink touchscreen interface with high placement for ease of reach

From the original model family sedan, to the sporty family car, the Chevrolet Malibu is a popular choice for anyone who wants to have plenty of room for other people. The car is great for trips or around town, and worth a second look.

Related Articles
Article Image FPO
Buying a Car
14 Great Cars for Every Budget
Whether you want to get there with gas to spare or need extra cargo space and V8 power, here are 14 used cars and trucks that give you lots of value at a manageable price.
Article Image FPO
Best-Selling Cars
10 Best Cars for Teens
Buying a first car for a teen driver can be an exciting yet hectic process for parents and teens alike. Explore 10 of our best cars for teens, along with some useful tips and resources for purchasing that very first vehicle
Article Image FPO
Buying a Car
These Are the Cars You're Looking For
Around the country, shoppers are seeking out different cars and trucks. We see the search patterns, in the northeast, southeast, midwest, southwest, and west coast. And we’re sharing our results with you.
Article Image FPO
Best-Selling Cars
7 Best Ranked Small Trucks For 2018
Don’t really need a big truck? Check out these best small pickups and smaller SUVs! This list of smaller trucks is based on sales at CarMax stores between January 29, 2018 and March 29, 2018.
Article Image FPO
Best-Selling Cars
5 Best Convertible Cars for Spring
Warmer weather is here! We asked our associates for their best options for top-down driving fun.
{"Expedited-Pickup":{"WhiteList":[6056],"BlackList":[]},"Finance-Application":{"WhiteList":[7106,7242,6021,7103,7104,7117,7243,7171,7197,6042,7150,7284,7218],"BlackList":[]},"Finance-Application-CoApp":{"WhiteList":[7117,7106,7171,7150,7218,7284,7242,6042,6021,7103,7104,7243,7197],"BlackList":[]},"Finance-Application-Suppress-Search-Results":{"WhiteList":[7106,7171,7197],"BlackList":[]},"Home-Delivery":{"WhiteList":[7106,7171,7197],"BlackList":[]}} {"HP Article Promo":{"Regex":{"__interceptors":[{}],"Regex":"[0123456789abcdef]$"}},"Prequal":{"Regex":{"__interceptors":[{}],"Regex":"[0123456789abcdef]$"}}}
{"auto-address-switch":{"Enabled":false},"holdformvariantswitch":{"Enabled":false},"paidsearchurlitemsavingswitch":{"Enabled":true},"prequal-employment-and-income-switch":{"Enabled":false},"prequal-monthly-payment-preview-switch":{"Enabled":true},"prequal-on-calculator-switch":{"Enabled":true},"prequal-overtime-rate-switch":{"Enabled":false},"prequal-section-one-variant-switch":{"Enabled":true},"recommendedvehiclessearchresults":{"Enabled":true},"rendermakemodelresearchresultsonserver":{"Enabled":true},"rendermakemodelyearresearchresultsonserver":{"Enabled":true},"rendermakeresearchresultsonserver":{"Enabled":true},"research-pages-redirector-toggle":{"Enabled":true},"robots-txt-toggle":{"Enabled":true}}
) )