2009 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

2009 Chevrolet Malibu Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 28 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"ride" 16 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"radius" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"mirror" 2 reviews

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danielamanda1 writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Review
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very nice looking car

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always breaking down,  gets us stuck on highways not reliable at all.

danielamanda1
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Worst Car Ever I Owned In Years — the appearance is very nice with its 18" wheels. build quality is horrible, inside all plastic with everything clipped together. I wouldn't recommend this car to my worst enemy. it is always breaking down and no one can figure out why. performance when it does run is fine with great fuel economy.

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grillguy writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Review
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5

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Comfort, affordable, and reliable

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Interior noise on certain road types with cheap tires. I bought a set of Michelins to solve that problem

grillguy
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Economical Style — I like everything about this LTZ Malibu. Style, efficiency, power, speed, and mobility. This car is everything a conservative buyer could hope for in a vehicle. The sound system, and NorthStar Navigation system are the cherries on the top. Who could ask for more?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jvilleman31 writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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4

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The car is amazing for families, drives smooth, little to no road noise, comfortable, car to take on long trips, great for hauling people or things

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gas mileage could b better, hardly any power, heavy, not a car for someone who is by themselves, or someone looking for performance

jvilleman31
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Great Styling Mixed With Practicality Make This A Perfect Family Car — This vehichle like i mentioned in my pros an cons, this is a perfect family car, for someone who hauls alot of people around or just wants a good point A to B car. If you are looking for performance or top notch handling or even amazing gas mileage, look else ware.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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farizel writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Review
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MPG is great for a car of that size and the car never once broke down on me like my other cars. Really cheap to maintain as well

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Its a 4 cyl

farizel
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Great Job For My First Ever Own American Car — The car is a good one to own as it doesn't cost much to maintain it. When you do need power, you can switch it to semi-manual and have some serious fun. Overall it is a nice car but I just want to get the 2013 now :-)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tommystonet writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Review
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5

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This is an excellent commuter car, or even great for a high school or college student.  It has great gas mileage, and has a lot of extra features to make it a sharp looking vehicle.

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tommystonet
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Chevrolet Malibu With Loads Of Nice Features! — I am very impressed with the Chevrolet Malibu. They did a great job "thinking" about every feature this vehicle has to offer. Just to name a few of the great features, namely, bluetooth, heated front seats, remote start, Audio System Memory Card Slot, Mp3 Player, fog lights, and many more!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brandon writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT2 Review
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Love the car. Comfortable, handles great, runs smooth.

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Cup Holders SUCK!! The ones in the front and back. Horrible. Cant fit two large cups in them at the same time.

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Mali Mali Malibu :) — The 3.6 V6 Engine gives great performance. The car accelerates and brakes smoothly. Takes curves nice and smooth. Gas mileage is okay. Could be better. But its not horrible. It is very fun to drive especially during the summertime when its perfect to open the sunroof(which slides on top of the car for a more sporty look instead of inside of the roof like most cars).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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whispah writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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Great handling and smooth ride. Very powerful for a 4 cyl. Car is nice and thickly built so I feel safe in it in case of crash. Lots of leg room and inside is modern and roomy. Great gas mileage

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No complaints.

whispah
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2009 Chevy Malibu Ls — Overall performance, looks, style and safety are a big plus. Very dependable vehicle, Quiet and smooth ride. Acceleration and braking power cant be beat. Fun to drive, gets a lot of looks. Modern designing makes this a timeless classic. You will enjoy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gregory writes:
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it spacious, great gas mileage, perfect for people needing to use crutches....

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its a car from a past relationship...i resent that i bought it because of the relationship, but the car is great

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Good — Its no sports car, but it gets the job done, very reliable great gas mileage average around 32 mpg, has great legroom no matter where you sit, the handling is great, took it thru the black hills and went around every corner as if i were on a motorcycle, great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joel writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Review
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The performance is great.

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Turning radius could be better.

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It Is A Nice Ride. — So far everything is perfect. It is a blast to drive and the acceleration is wonderful. Braking is good and the handling is aright have not had the chance to really test because of the snow but so far so good.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT Review
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Attractive inside and out! Good balance of performance, ride, and economy.

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Turning radius could be better.

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Chevy Builds A Camry/accord Fighter! — We bought this for my wife to drive to work (over an hour round trip), so we were looking for good mileage, so we went with the 4 cyl. Performance wise, I would have preferred the V6, but the smaller engine is surprisingly peppy and gets an average 25 mpg. Not bad for a midsize 4 door! The styling isn't stunning, but is very nice for it's class, and the interior is one of the best I've seen in an american car! Handing is very good, and the ride is firm but comfortable. Overall, this is a very nice car with better than average projected reliability.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2015 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

All Around Great Vehicle By nbrotsch

Chevy did not do a great job with the redesign of the Malibu. Its a vehicle that is just there. Its not there to get everyone head turning. but you have a great powered vehicle with great gas mileage ... Read More

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2014 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Great Mid Sized Car With Good Power And Excelent Gas Millage By chevy3359

I like that the car has automatic stop when I am stopped for awhile that really helps on the gas. I like that it has automatic start for the cold winters. I also like the 2 year worry free maintenance... Read More

Torque !!! By Rich

Very good looking car and great performance. Quick through the turns and fun on the highway. Not exactly a family car, who needs a baby with whiplash ?!? Hidden compartment really isnt hidden anymore ... Read More

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

My Malibu By bobadams79

This is the 2nd Malibu I have owned and have had great luck with them. I would like a little bigger back seats and higher fuel. But, everyone wants higher gas mileage. The Malibu is a safe car as well... Read More

Great Color And Fuel Economy By bearball

just purchased. so far no issues as this was purchased for my son to get back and forth to work. his ride from trenton nj and back to home(south plainfield) as well as to bayonne nj a few times a week... Read More

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Was Nice For A Year, Materials Started Wearing Excessively By Nick

I don't like that it's a Chevy, it's been the first Chevrolet I've owned and have had some problems with the electric power steering (seems to be very touchy) and chevrolet has been recalling too many... Read More

Malibu Great Commute And Family Car With Sporty Flare By GGB55

The looks and styling are great for this vehicle. Comfort is great for front seat passengers with the power seat options. Build fit and finish is excellent even with the abundance of plastics in the i... Read More

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2011 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Simple Commuter Vehicle By tdv0991

This is a great car, and i think it looks very nice also. The interior is simple, and a little bland. The overall ride quality is great, very smooth on long trips and tons of cargo space. I would reco... Read More

Nice Car By Pat

Nice car, needs more trunk space. Power is great for passing and speeding up on interstate. Braking is great. I realy like this car. Wonderful on short trips. Longer trips is short on luggage space. W... Read More

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