2010 Chevrolet Malibu

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Overview

The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu is one of the most fuel-efficient midsize cars in North America and remains comfortable, stylish, and fun. The Malibu is a great choice for families looking for a commuter vehicle with room for the kids.

2010 Chevrolet Malibu History

The Malibu was first introduced in 1964 as a trim level of the Chevrolet Chevelle. It was given its own model line in 1978, coinciding with the end of the Chevelle's production. Chevrolet produced the Malibu through four generations, ending production in 1983, but was revived it in 1997.

  • The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu is a part of the seventh generation of Malibu models.
  • Chevrolet designed the seventh generation of Malibu vehicles to become more competitive with Japanese midsize cars.
  • This Malibu iteration is, for the most part, unchanged as it moves into its third year since its last major redesign.

How It Drives

The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu excels in its economical commutes and polite roadside manner. The standard Malibu engine is remarkably fuel efficient, clocking 22 mpg in cities and 33 mpg on highways. At the cost of fuel efficiency, a more performance-oriented engine is offered as an optional upgrade on higher trims. No matter the engine choice, the Malibu feels easy to control - even on broken pavement. It's an excellent ride, with strengths in balanced handling, precise turning, and quieting noise. Additionally, its dashboard is simple and useful.

Used 2010 Chevrolet Malibu Value

The 2010 Chevy Malibu is quite a comfortable ride. It's ideal for long commutes or road trips because of how quiet, fuel efficient, and comfortable the car is. The overall driving experience depends on the engine, but both the four-cylinder and the V6 options have sufficient power for any trips you might take.

The mid-size sedan segment is cluttered; however, the Malibu is still quite popular. As one of the leaders of its car segment, the Malibu is seen on the roads almost as often as the Honda Accord or the Honda Civic. When compared to the two rivals, it may be difficult to choose which is best - they're all so similar that it comes down to personal preference. Similar cars include the Mazda 6, the Ford Fusion, and the Nissan Altima. For this model year, a test drive of the Malibu's rivals may help you choose.

Design & Performance

The Malibu was mostly unchanged for 2010. Chevrolet designed the five-seat Malibu with a few different trim levels:

  • the standard Chevrolet Malibu 1LS
  • the mid-level Chevrolet Malibu 1LT
  • the top-level Chevrolet Malibu 1LTZ

Each trim level gains additional features aimed at adding more convenient features to the Malibu. Standard equipment includes keyless entry, automatic headlights, a six-speaker audio system, and Bluetooth connectivity. The 1LT and 1LTZ models will have either a four-cylinder engine or a V6 engine.

Powertrain & Engine

When shopping for a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu, there are two very different engine options across trim levels: the standard four-cylinder or the performance-oriented V6 engine. The 2.4L four-cylinder engine has decent horsepower and torque, but there's a dramatic performance boost in those two metrics with the V6 engine on higher trim levels. In contrast, the standard engine option is much more fuel efficient than its counterpart. Personal preference or commute time may help inform which engine is best. Both engine options are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions for all trims. A manual transmission is not offered. All models are front-wheel drive sedans.

Body Style & Interior Comfort

The Chevrolet Malibu is stylish. In terms of body styling and appearance, the standard Malibu outclasses other midsize sedans. Inside the Malibu, you'll find the car is well suited to a family. The Malibu's interior becomes increasingly luxurious for higher trim levels.

  • All Malibu vehicles have a two-tone color combination, telescoping steering wheel, high-quality materials, and a cowl dash design.
  • The front seats are quite roomy, though the back seats may feel a bit tight for adults.
  • The audio and climate control systems are easy to use.
  • Dashboard features are well-organized.
  • The cabin is impressively quiet.
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Key Features

  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Automatic Transmission
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Flex Fuel Vehicle
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
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Key Specifications

Gas Mileage
22 City
30 Highway
Base Specifications
Transmission 4-Speed Automatic
Drive 2WD
Engine 2.4L
Cylinders 4
Horsepower 169 horsepower@6400rpm
Torque 160 torque@4500rpm
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NHTSA Overall Safety Rating NHTSA Driver Frontal Rating 2013 2010 CH MALI
J.D. Power Ratings Overall Design Mechanical Performance & Design CH MALI 2010
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Customer Reviews

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What customers liked
Fuel Economy, Reliability, Ride and Handling
What they didn't
Power, Visibility, Braking
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Nice Car with great fuel economy
Sandy M | 4/17/2015
Not as much power as my old Mitsubishi but it's a comfortable ride and the interior (leather seats and seat warmer, etc) are very nice. It's not super flashy but is still a good looking car and I've been pleased with it's performance. I'm a road warrior for my job and it gets awesome mileage
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