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A used 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid has an average retail price of $12,538 and 70,800 miles.
New for 2008, the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid combines the Ecotec 2.4-liter inline four engine and hydramatic 4-speed automatic with a 36-volt electric motor and a NiMH (nickel metal hydride) battery. The system features regenerative braking during deceleration, and the electric motor provides extra acceleration power when needed. Dubbed a "mild" hybrid, rather than the more common two-mode full hybrids you find in the Camry and larger SUVs, the electric motor complements the gas engine, but can't move the vehicle alone. The Malibu's system will shut off the gas engine while the vehicle isn't moving (such as at stop lights). This system is not as fuel efficient as a two-mode one, but does improve the Malibu's mpg to around 24/32 mpg. An information screen reports details on energy-saving.
The 2008 Malibu Hybrid gives you a choice of climate control setups as well: the normal system used in the other trims, or an energy-saving one that does not tax the hybrid powertrain. Otherwise, the 2008 Malibu Hybrid resembles closely the LS trim on which it is based. Power windows, locks, and mirrors, a 2-way power driver's seat, remote entry, wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, a CD player with MP3 input jack and new satellite radio, tilt and telescopic steering, intermittent wipers, hands-free phone function, and a trip computer are all standard. The front-wheel-drive sedan seats four, with split-folding rear seats that open onto a 15.1-cubic-foot trunk. Four cupholders and two front power outlets, a tachometer, and a temperature display provide added convenience.
In the safety category, the Malibu Hybrid comes standard with traction and stability control, 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, and dual front-side and side curtain airbags for both rows. The 16-inch alloy wheels feature a tire pressure monitor. OnStar with navigation, automatic headlights, and halogen lamps are other safety features.
This overview covers the Hybrid trim only.
Please see our 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Overview for more information.
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