The Malibu is a solid, well-rounded sedan. Roomy, it offers easy cabin access, a quiet interior and a comfortable ride. Its V6 engine delivered quick acceleration and competitive fuel economy among competing V6 family sedans. While overall crash protection is average, the Malibu received a Poor in the IIHS side-crash test when tested without its optional side airbags.
There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Excellent acceleration for a 4-cylinder"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Malibu)

"2.0L 4cyl. I get 33mpg on highway. good handling. never needed frontend alignment"

DAVID M., VA (2007 Chevrolet Malibu)

"I purchased this car prior to moving to Alaska. I have encountered some pretty rough terrain here, the kind one would not typically drive a sedan over. I have been really impressed with how well the car has held up and handled on some of these "roads.""

TAMI S., AK (2007 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Nice acceleration and car handles appropriately."

FRED D., FL (2007 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Poor mileage (19 mpg). Uncomfortable seating. Great AC and heating system"

Lawrence B., MI (2007 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Underpowered with the 4-cyl engine, but fuel economy is very good at 40+ on the highway. Excellent college student car."

Anonymous, MI (2007 Chevrolet Malibu)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"It developed noise in dashboard during drive in 2009. The fan control now works only on high speed"

DAVID M., VA (2007 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The ONLY comment about the climate control would be a desire for the A/C to operate cooler. The dealer says it meets manufacture specs. But our other GM vehicles cool off much more. Fog up the windows cool!!!"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Chevrolet Malibu)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"love this car, gets 50mpg on the road. Has developed problems with the cooling system that years to diagnose. Problems with the under ca cage. Plastic parts that cracked and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, TX (2007 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The car has been very reliable and economical with minimal maintenance."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Chevrolet Malibu)
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