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

"The Malibu has a 2 liter turbo that is exciting to drive. When you need power, it's more than there. The low profile tires turn on a dime and the car corners like a sports car. It's a fun car to drive."

HENRY K., VA (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The ride is very good and quiet. The acceleration is outstanding as well as the handling."

DOUGLAS P., ON (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Due to the programming, the vehicle can experience significant lag (similar to turbo lag) when the accelerator is pressed. This lag can be considerably worse when the air conditioning is on. On several occasions the car lagged so badly I wondered if it was going to stall. These lags happen during both slight and firm presses on the accelerator. The dealer told me this is just how the car is programmed."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"This is a peppy but economical car! Very good road car!"

STEPHEN J., GA (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Great power from a 4 cyl engine and good gas mileage"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"the engine shuts off when the vehicle is stopped and then restarts when I accelerates with a lunging type motion inside the vehicle. This auto stop feature is disliked by me and probably will cause me not to get another vehicle with this feature."

SUSAN P., NY (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Acceleration is under powered when merging into traffic engine makes a lot of noise but slow acceleration. You have to make sues you have a large opening in traffic price to pulling into traffic"

DENNIS G., OH (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Acceleration is pretty sluggish, handling is just okay."

Anonymous, AL (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"My wife reports difficulty with rear visibility out the back window. It's difficult for her to judge where the car ends."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The car feels a little underpowered, especially relative to the fuel economy. There is enough pickup for safe passing, on-ramps, etc. but there isn't enough low end torque to keep from downshifting too much on hills or on slight acceleration."

JONATHAN D., NY (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"all around great auto."

RICHARD O., SC (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Excellent acceleration and handling."

R M., FL (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Handles well, good acceleration when advancing to highway speeds."

Michael P., NY (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Wife is the primary driver, and is satisfied with the car."

Peggy L., VA (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)


Charlie W., GA (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"All around comfort and convenience."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The heated seats are awesome! They are the warmest heated seats I have ever experienced and this is a good thing!"

Anonymous, AL (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Seats could be more comfortable.Car does not have noise problem on road"

JOHN C., FL (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"seats lack in comfort, too hard, need more cush. Other than that, lumbar is good"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Road noise is minimal with the cabin being quiet and roomy"

STEPHEN J., GA (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Driver seat is extremely uncomfortable on trips over 25 miles. Regardless of how you adjust the power seat you can't find a comfortable position. Engine sounds like it's going to explode when you have to excearate into on coming traffic. Transmission vibrates when it's attempting to down shift on a hill especially when your using cruise control."

DENNIS G., OH (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"I am 5ft 10 in tall and have trouble getting in the vehicle without brushing my head against top of doorway. Wife is 80 yrs old and has trouble exiting vehicle because it sets too low. I would not buy again"

JOYCE M., IL (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"There is some road noise when driving. It could be a bit quieter."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"heated front seats with plenty of comfort adjustments. very good handling and acceleration. fold down rear seats a big plus for cargo."

RICHARD O., SC (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"LTZ model. Leather seats. Front seats comfortable for an hour. Then, lower back starts to become uncomfortable. Back seat uncomfortable. Going to have rear suspension checked. Feel many bumps in back seat. Feels cheap."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"I love the lumbar control on the driver's seat. I wish it had it on the front passenger seat."

MARTHA B., NY (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Most uncomfortable seats in a vehicle I have ever sat in"

Robert B., NJ (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The interior is very comfortable, both everyday around town and for long trips of 4 hours or more. Ride is smooth and quiet. The seats are adjustable 6 ways and the seat heaters greatly enhance comfort in cool/cold weather. The climate control does a good job of keeping the cabin comfortable and the dual controls allow different temperature for each front seating position."

Jonathan D., NY (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Seats are relaxing and the drive is smooth."

Harry V., IL (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)


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

What Owners Say

"The eco is different at first , but works great. It saves gas by shutting down at a stop light / railroad crossing etc. you are not there wasting gas. But your air conditioning keep going ."

LLOYD M., MI (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The car did not include a spare tire of any type and I was never told about this omission."

SHELDON F., NY (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Car was not high priced and has been trouble free since purchase."

JOHN C., FL (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Excellent dealer--very easy to work with-- gave us a really good price even better than what Consumers estimated"

SUZANNE R., IL (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Over fifty years of driving, I have found that there are better things in life than the status of a vehicle. I have found that this vehicle delivers everything I need in comfort, affordability and good mileage."

EDDIE P., MN (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The price was right and the car is the most comfortable i have owned"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Quite simply, the Malibu is a pleasant, solid vehicle, and with discounts, costs less than the competition. You also get authorized dealers all over the country."

Stephen B., VA (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"vVery ordinary styling--but I didn't buy the car based on styling."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"This car looks good from the front , side or back. Nice styling."

LLOYD M., MI (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Love the style and looks of the tail lights better than the 2016"

WILLIAM G., CA (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Great looking car and color. No longer a midsize car. It is full size. Remote works a good distance. I don't like dash material but minor complaint."

DON D., PA (2015 Chevrolet Malibu)
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