You'll appreciate the redesigned Malibu if you prize a plush, comfortable ride and a very quiet cabin. That's where this solid, easygoing sedan excels. It also has simple controls, decent fuel economy and sound handling (although the Malibu is clearly no sports sedan). You'll probably come away disappointed, however, if you need a roomy rear seat.
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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

"good accerlation and nice ride"

SCOTT M., MO (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"both acceleration and handling are much better than expected. A big improvement over the previous Malibu I owned."

WAYNE T., OR (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The turbo is awesome! The acceleration is tremendous and still the mileage is good."

C B., CO (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"the malibu accelerates at a decent rate"

PATRICK C., NJ (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Driving my 2014 Malibu is a pleasure. I travel the NJ Turnpike 5 days a week and could not ask for a better car."

DOROTHY O., NJ (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"this car has a 3-5 second hesitation when the gas pedal is pressed somewhat hard to pass or when you have to speed up to blend into traffic."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"4-cyl. give excellent mileage and the turbo charger gets me off of the on ramp and allows me to merge with traffic with no problems."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Acceleration is great, greater than I expected from a 4 cylinder engine. Takes corners very well with no under steer or over steer."

DOUGLAS L., MN (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Just a very nice driving car. I had a 2011 Honda Accord with several issues, a 2013 Toyota Camry with front seat issues that most dealers, other than the selling dealer, would take care of under the bumper to bumper new car warrantee. The excuse was seats are a wear and tear item. I weigh 135 lbs."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Also has a 2.0 litre turbo charged engine. It has excellent handling and is quick as hell."

William G., OH (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"lots of power for a 4 cyl."

Dale D., KS (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"For the type of car, 4 cylinder and about 200hp, the vehicle handles and accelerates nicely."

Kevin F., PA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Chevy Malibu is a solid ride. Not fancy; but solid."

Laurel D., KY (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Poor accelration"

Allen P., NE (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Acceleration and handling are great. This car is peppy, even with air conditioner running."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"For an Eco car it has a lot of pep when I need it for passing or accelerating quickly."

Evi S., MI (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"I was very hesitant about buying a vehicle this size with only a four cylinder engine. We opted for the turbo charged model and the acceleration is amazing! Very easy to merge onto highways. Fantastic MPG is a real plus!"

Walter T., DE (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"This vehicle accelerates and cruises comfortably, and has very responsive handling. For a mid-size sedan it is fun to drive."

Christopher D., NY (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Acceleration is quite good considering the engine size & vehicle weight. Handling is also good."

Grieco J., PA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Handles like a sports car."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Great performance."

Anonymous, GA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Great handling and performance. I was hesitant about buying a larger car with a 4 cylinder engine, but it has plenty of power."

Justin C., VA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Drives like it is on rails, lots of power, great fuel mileage on highway. A pillar seems big restricting vision."

Anonymous, BC (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Very responsive to driving conditions. reliable responses to driving conditions"

Anonymous, NE (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"very peppy engine"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"When you consider it is only 2.5 L, 197 hp engine it is a peppy little car with a top speed of 128mph!"

Nancy H., AZ (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Handling is great but as mentioned acceleration engine noise is dreadful."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"I just like the nimble handling and the brisk acceleration that I can get with the 4 cylinder engine."

Anonymous, IA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Good acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"the 2 litre turbo is a fantastic motor. All the power I need. For a front wheel drive it handles very well. Has a bit of torque steer under heavy acceleration at highway speeds."

James B., BC (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The auto responds very well to handling and acceleration."

Norman D., FL (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"For a 4 cylinder this has very good pick up considering it has under 200 h.p."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"With a sun roof, the seat sits too low and does not allow your feet to sit flat on the floor. Causes too much pressure on the lower back during long commutes."

ROBERT A., NJ (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"I like this car."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Haveing a bad back,I had to trade in a 2014 Mazda with 600 miles on it,to get comfort in driving.Loosing about 5000 dollars"

RICK N., CA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"My husband and I have back issues when driving. We both chose this car for the support and comfort on our backs while driving. The seats are easily adjustable."

JOAN S., IN (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The interior is made of a lot of cheap plastic and makes a lot of noise as it apparently rubs together. Very distracting and disappointing."

JERE S., PA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"I'm 6'2". If the seat is up and forward its hard to get in."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Most comfrtable car I have ever driven"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Surprisingly comfortable. The ride is not too firm or too soft. Cabin is very quiet. Next to no road or wind noise. Lots of features for this level of vehicle."

John F., TX (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Very quiet, comfortable. Love Chevrolets climate control. Very good acceleration and gas mileage. Plenty of room with fold down seats"

Douglas L., MN (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Seats wrap around you and the ride is smooth without that floating feel.."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"This Malibu rides like a dream, and feels like a luxury high end car. This Malibu was a replacement for a 1999 Malibu and we are very very satisfied with the improvements in this newer model."

Elizabeth L., SC (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"I love how quiet this car is. The road noise is very muffled. The seats are very comfortable."

Tamra S., FL (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Relatively quite, comfortable seats, excellent tire wear and wheel alignment, comfortable ride."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Quiet cabin---no road noise"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"great driving position"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Very good ride"

Gary N., IL (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Very comfortable car, especially on longer trips. Very quiet car as well."

Justin C., VA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The seats are very comfortable. The could be a little less road noise."

Larry D., MO (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The seats are not comfortable for trips. Headspace entering and exiting is a little short for taller passengers."

Evi S., MI (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"I am a big man and the seat design and personal space on this car is amazing. It is a pleasure to drive. Out does very well in the rain and snow."

Walter T., DE (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The road noise level in the car is unacceptable. To hear the radio or CD I must increase the volume quite a bit. Also can’t carry on a conversation with someone in the back seat without yelling."

Darlene A., FL (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"My Malibu is Great. I wanted a car with no road noise and this fills that bill. The seats are able to pick the height and comfort for me."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"I'm short, so I have trouble adjusting the drivers seat for maximum comfort and best driving position. The road noise can be distracting on some road surfaces. On long trips the ride is very satisfactory."

Norman D., FL (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Malibu built too low to the ground making it difficult for a 6' person to enter/exit the vehicle. Also damages to the front bumper from hitting curb bumper stops in parking lots. Excessive engine noise on acceleration with the 2.4L motor."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The ride is considerably improved over the 1998 Malibu we had purchased new. It’s a smooth ride, the handling is good for a vehicle in this price range"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Smooth ride,comfortable seats."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Ride is hard and telegraphs into the seats. The seats are hard and do not absorb shock."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Good value."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"So far my Chevy Malibu LZT has been an excellent vehicle for the purchase price of $16,000 used with 36k in January of 2016. I shopped around for over a month and a half. I decided on this vehicle because it was the most quite, best interior and handling for the money."

PETER M., AZ (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Good"

JERRY D., KS (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"My only complaint is the lack of standard backup cameras for the price we paid."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Price for the size and solid feel is great for this vehicle."

R P., KS (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"the price is right and the quality is excellent"

Dale D., KS (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Excellent value no problems"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Great value well satified"

Anonymous, SD (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"My LS 2.5L engine has been very reliable. I have 226K miles and counting with minimal repairs. I paid under 20k out the door."

Grieco J., PA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"At the time of purchase, the Malibu had all of the bells and whistles that Buick and Cadillac had but for less money. I did not especially care for having to buy a package to get one item in the package. For example. I wanted the back up camera but could not have it unless I bought the package with the sun roof. So, I did not get the back up camera. Otherwise, I love the car still. It is a pleasure to drive; the interior is holding up well; it handles well; I get good gas mileage. Most bang for the buck!"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The car is trouble free! I only wish cars, all cars cost less!"

Nancy H., AZ (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Never had an issue or breakdown. Just a well built car"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"I received a very good offer to purchase this vehicle"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Excellent value for a well made vehicle"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"I haven't found another car that gives me better value. I like everything about it."

James B., BC (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It is styled well for the current trends. I do not like the European styling as it relates to narrow side windows and long sloping rear windows in all of the new sedans."

LOREN B., MO (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"looks sharp"

SCOTT M., MO (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Quiet ride, great acceleration, love the indoor comfort control function, being able to set a specific temperature and not having to adjust it after that, a thermostat controls it. Great trunk space, and even better with rear seats folded down. Have put a 10 foot long strip of lumber inside with trunk closed."

DOUGLAS L., MN (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The front end is so low it is hard to judge where the curb is when making a right turn. The steel frame between the windshield and the side windows causes a fairly large blind spot"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Even after 2 years it still looks stylish"

RICK N., CA (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"My wife picked it out and it is not what I would have chosen. It is silver gray, very similar to many other cars so it does not stand out."

JOHN R., IL (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The only reason we would not buy this car again is that it is so low to the ground, it scrapes every time we pull in a driveway and the bumper has gotten caught on parking dividers"

CATHY S., OH (2014 Chevrolet Malibu)
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