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

"Acceleration of 1.5 turbo is better than previous 2.5 Malibu. Handling seems positive and not subject to road surface variations. Steering is exceptional is keeping line on road - no drifting."

Malcolm W., AL (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Stylish performance fun"

Craig S., IL (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"looksocar gasmleage"

Anonymous, WI (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Peppy, tight handling,"

Kevin D., PA (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"great acceleration nice handling"

Anonymous, NV (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"2.0 Turbo provides great acceleration for a small engine."

Robert Q., VA (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"My Malibu is a dream to drive! It handles really well, tight steering. It is also fast. I push the accelerator, and it responds quick, I love it!"

Deborah F., CA (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Runs and accelerated well"

Jeffrey C., GA (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"I feel really safe in the car comparing it to the car that I used to drive which was a Honda Civic."

Dorcas P., FL (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"GM was giving a special lease promotion so I took advantage . good gas mileage, nice ride, all wheel drive, and I do have to use my work truck all the time"

John O., NY (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The handling is better than i expected. It is a dream to drive."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Very supportive and comfortable seats with ventilation and heating"

David C., TX (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Seat belts are not adjustable making them very uncomfortable. I consider this a major design flaw."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"A bit more road noise than expected in a modern vehicle."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Nice, quiet ride. Seats very comfortable, with excellent lumbar support."

William C., TN (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"good amount of room and nice ride"

Anonymous, NV (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Good support, roomy.controls easy to use."

Kevin D., PA (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Road noise improved compared to 2013 Malibu. Ride is super; stays straight , never have to make directional corrections. Suspension seems to absorb road surface variations without jarring occupants."

Malcolm W., AL (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"Very comfortable ride, much smoother than older Malibu we owned."

Tim M., TX (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The car is pretty comfortable"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"seats too narrow - also power seat adjustment for tilt and height is limited."

Anonymous, KS (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"The front seats are extremely comfortable. It is very quiet and responsive to changing traffic situations. Rear seats are comfortable however seat belts are uncomfortable and tight fitting. they are very hard to buckle."

Anonymous, WI (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Great value for the money for a mid-sized vehicle, especially compared to some of its competition., like the Honda Accord."

Tim M., TX (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"All of the styling, features and performance of more expensive cars"

David C., TX (2018 Chevrolet Malibu)

"it is a leased vehicle with 100 mile so, so far it very good"

John O., NY (2018 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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