2009 Chevrolet Malibu User Reviews

2009 Chevrolet Malibu Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"ride" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 16 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"radius" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"mirror" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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mmasseo writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Review
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5

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Fuel Economy, Quietness, Features

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Electronic Steering

mmasseo
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Its A Practical, Good Looking Car, Thats Fun To Drive. — Fuel economy is great, CarGurus is wrong on this one. I get 35+ on the highway with the 4cyl. This is one of the best cars I've owned. The interior is Quite stylish and practical. The back seats is plenty big for tall adults. The trunk is quite spacious (dont let people tell you the opening is too small, because its not that bad)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Charlie writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT Review
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Looks, Cost

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blind spots

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Its Awesome — its a great car - anything wrong with it has probably been my fault. its fast, and gets good mileage. it looks good, doesnt requre hardly any maintenance, and it gets 30+ mpg on the highway. its fun to drive, and the onstar is great if you dont know where youre going!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rawdawg writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Review
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5

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Snappy and Responsive

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Unable to set seat and mirror profiles for multiple drivers

rawdawg
45

Great Car For The Money And Its Not An Import. — This car is fun to drive. I would highly recommend the V6 as opposed to the V4. The paddle shifters are fun to snap up and down the gears as well. The handling has been stellar since I increased the psi in the tires from 30 psi(which is came with) to 44 psi. Also to note you are able to turn off the traction control for even more fun with this car. I has room enough for kids or adults in the back seat and the trunk is spacious. The only complaint I have thus far is my wife and I both drive the car and it doesn't have a setting to adjust profile for multiple drivers for seat position and mirrors. The Bluetooth phone option is also very clear and convenient. I also got the windows tinted which greatly improves the look of the car. I think it handles better than the Camry with the same acceleration.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Hayden writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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4

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Outer Appearance, Blue cabin lights, MPG ok

Cons

The lowness of the car

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The Malibu — When my Tribute was wrecked I had this for a week for a rental car thanks to Progressive Insurance. I really liked it, the blue cabin light were a really neat touch especially at night. Overall the car was great to drive, but was hard to get in and out of since I am pretty tall.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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sfman writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT2 Review
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5

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Looks, especially interior, features, mpg is great!

Cons

none I can think of.

sfman
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2009 Malibu Lt2 Is A Great Choice. — Last 2 cars I owned were a Toyota Camry and a Honda Accord. I compared the Malibu to both and chose it for a variety of reasons (looks, price, performance, price and gas mileage. The interior is beautiful! it truly has a sporty/upscale look of more expensive sport sedans. I never expected to buy a Chevy but took a look after many of the reviews I had seen online. This car way exceeds my expectations. Just returned from 1000 mile road trip and did as good as 34mpg. The 4 cyclinder suprised me with it's power and quietness and makes it a joy to drive. Big Kudos on wind noise as I have never experienced a better vehicle at reducing wind noise. GM has made huge strides with the Malibu. I love it inside and out and would highly recommend it.

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Robert5708 writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ Review
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5

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Plenty

Cons

I have not found one yet

Robert5708
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Move Over Toyota, And Honda — My new 2009 Malibu LTZ is a joy to look at both inside and out. Beautifully designed and appointed. It has all the bells and whistles. From a performance standpoint it is smooth, solid, and quiet. The six speed transmission gives this car a lot of pep. You can feel and smell (yes smell) the quality of this car. GM and the Chevy engineers appear to have gotten dead serious about making the Malibu a very competative high quality mid size package. This car is the real deal. Most of my driving has been city with a few 30-50 mile highway trips. I've been averaging around 29.8 mpg since my March 18th purchase.

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Solana writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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2

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Safe, reliable, good MPG

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slow, plain, boring

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My 09 Malibu 'mommy' Car — It's great for my kiddo. Lots of good saftey features. It gets decent gas mileage, better than my G6 GTP. It's a 'mommy' car, though. no acceleration, no style. At night, the interior looks like a space ship! It's all grays and silvers with blue LEDs all over. Most of all, though, my boy looks safe and happy. Plus he can see out of the windows, now!

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Gregory writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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4

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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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5

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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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Kyle writes:
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS Review
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4

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Better gas milage than I am use too.

Cons

Little Sluggish

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New Malibu — 2.4L Auto 4 Speed. Installed my sub so it sounds a lot better. Wish I would have to the bigger engine and 6speed auto trans. Have enjoyed it so far. Think about tinting the windows and will be getting better tires hopefully.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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