Striking styling distinguishes the Chevrolet Malibu, complete with sumptuous curves that evoke the luxurious Audi A7. Beyond the style there is true substance, with a comfortable ride, an almost absurdly quiet cabin, and undaunting controls. And, compared to the previous model, the rear seat now has more room. But there are several form and functional setbacks that result from this swoopy look, most notably visibility.
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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

"Very good around town drivability and power for such a small engine (turbo obviously is the key here). Steering is little light, but handles well."

Bill L., TX (2017 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Our Malibu is a hybrid. It handles well and acceleration is competitive with regular models."

John K., WA (2017 Chevrolet Malibu)

"With the optional 2.0L Turbo engine it is extremely quick and agile."

Anonymous, LA (2017 Chevrolet Malibu)

"It drives very smoothly. The engine auto-stop is a little annoying. It takes some getting used to."

Debra Z., IN (2017 Chevrolet Malibu)

"I previously mentioned that I do not like the Auto Stop function at all."

Jane S., MD (2017 Chevrolet Malibu)

"This car drives and handles really great. Acceleration is amazing"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Very surprised at the acceleration of the 1.5 l turbo. Feel like you are driving a V6."

Delbert G., OH (2017 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Very competent handling. Great acceleration. Best transmission I have ever experienced"

Roger B., TX (2017 Chevrolet Malibu)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Auto stop feature for saving gas makes the ride very rough and very annoying. I would not have purchased the car if I had known this could not be disconnected."

Jane S., MD (2017 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Very comfortable and the easiest car to get in and out of the vehicle."

Delbert G., OH (2017 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Seats provide comfortable support for long trips."

John K., WA (2017 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Just brand new one. We need to experience little further like 6 or 9 months more on the road and will be able to tell you how we like it."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Everything is great about this car except there is a lot of tire and road noise coming into car from the rear especially on course pavement."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Chevrolet Malibu)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"I took advantage of end of model year pricing, discounts, used GM credit card credit ($700) when combined made pricing close to the 2-3 year old used cars I was looking at."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Great value vehicle. Features, quality, styling are all on par with best in class."

Bill L., TX (2017 Chevrolet Malibu)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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