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Chevrolet Malibu Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

The Chevrolet Malibu is a sedan offered in a 4dr Sdn LT w/1LT, 4dr Sdn LTZ w/1LZ, 4dr Sdn LS w/1LS, 4dr Sdn LT w/2LT, 4dr Sdn LT w/3LT and 4dr Sdn LTZ w/2LZ. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 turbo (259 hp) and 2.5-liter 4 (196 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 22 mpg city to 34 mpg highway. The Malibu 1LT 4-cyl uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Mazda6, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord and Kia Optima.

Last Model Reviewed: 2013

Reviewed Chevrolet Malibus from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2013 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT 4-cyl
  • 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 4-cyl
  • 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ V6
  • 2005 Chevrolet Malibu hatchback Maxx LS V6

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