2009 Chevrolet Malibu Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Emergency braking preparation · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brake diameter: 10.9 · Rear brakes: disc
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Engine Battery: maintenance-free · Remote starter prewiring
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: black, chrome surround · Mirror color: black · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rocker panel color: body-color · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, Auto off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: reclining · Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat folding: folds flat · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split, flat · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks: anti-lockout
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: twin-tube gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Tires and Rims Wheels: polished alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Power windows · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Price $20,745 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 169 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
30MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$20,745
Invoice$19,604

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
30MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 169 hp I4
Power 169 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque 160 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom37.6 in
Wheelbase112.3 in
Length191.8 in
Width70.3 in
Height57.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.1 cu ft
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS is the base trim for this four-door sedan. While not many options are available, it does come with enough features to make you perhaps forget it's the base.... Read More
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS is the base trim for this four-door sedan. While not many options are available, it does come with enough features to make you perhaps forget it's the base. The drivetrain includes an ECOTEC 2.5-liter four-cylinder with variable valve timing that is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, a pairing that gets 22 city/33 highway mpg. The LS gets all the same safety features as the rest of the Malibu trims, including driver, front-passenger, thorax side-impact, and head-curtain side-impact airbags and Chevy’s StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System, which includes Traction Control, Brake Assist, and OnStar.
The LS's interior features cruise control mounted on the steering wheel, power-adjustable height for the driver’s seat with manual lumbar support, 60/40 split rear seats with adjustable outboard head restraints, and a six-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with auxiliary input jack and TheftLock. The LS exterior features 17-inch fascia-spoke painted silver wheels and a black-insert-with-chrome-surround grille.
Adds to LS:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Emergency braking preparation · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brake diameter: 10.9 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Engine Battery: maintenance-free · Remote starter prewiring
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: black, chrome surround · Mirror color: black · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rocker panel color: body-color · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, Auto off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: reclining · Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat folding: folds flat · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split, flat · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks: anti-lockout
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: twin-tube gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Tires and Rims Wheels: polished alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Power windows · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Price $20,825 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 169 hp I4
3.5L 219 hp V6
3.5L 219 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
30MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$20,825
Invoice$19,680

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
30MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
29MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
29MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engines

2.4L 169 hp I4
Power 169 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque 160 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
3.5L 219 hp V6
Power 219 hp @ 5,900 RPM
Torque 219 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
3.5L 219 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 219 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 220 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom37.6 in
Wheelbase112.3 in
Length191.8 in
Width70.3 in
Height57.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.1 cu ft
Adds to LS:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Emergency braking preparation · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.9 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Engine Battery: maintenance-free · Remote starter prewiring
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: black, chrome surround · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rocker panel color: body-color, chrome accents · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, Auto off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: reclining · Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat folding: folds flat · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split, flat · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks: anti-lockout
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: twin-tube gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Tires and Rims Wheels: chrome alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Power windows · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Price $21,645 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 169 hp I4
3.5L 219 hp V6
3.5L 219 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
30MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$21,645
Invoice$20,455

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
30MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
29MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
22MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
33MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engines

2.4L 169 hp I4
Power 169 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque 160 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
3.5L 219 hp V6
Power 219 hp @ 5,900 RPM
Torque 219 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
3.5L 219 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 219 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 220 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom37.6 in
Wheelbase112.3 in
Length191.8 in
Width70.3 in
Height57.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.1 cu ft
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT1 is one step above the base LS model. The three noteworthy standard features added to the LT1 are audio controls on the steering wheel, UltraLux seating mat... Read More
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT1 is one step above the base LS model. The three noteworthy standard features added to the LT1 are audio controls on the steering wheel, UltraLux seating material, and 17-inch fascia-spoke wheels with bright chrome trim. However, the LT1 does offer several significant options the base LS does not: a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and TAPshift controls mounted on the steering wheel, a six-way power driver's seat adjuster, a remote starter, and a power tilt/sliding sunroof.
Adds to LS:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Emergency braking preparation · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.9 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power steering · Reading lights: front, rear · Remote engine start · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, paddle shifter, audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Universal garage door opener · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Power adjustments: 6
Engine Battery: maintenance-free · Remote starter prewiring
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: black, chrome surround · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rocker panel color: body-color, chrome accents · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, Auto off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: reclining · Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat folding: folds flat · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split, flat · Upholstery: leather/suede
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks: anti-lockout
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: twin-tube gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Power windows · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Price $23,845 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 169 hp I4
3.6L 252 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
33MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$23,845
Invoice$22,534

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
33MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engines

2.4L 169 hp I4
Power 169 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque 160 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
3.6L 252 hp V6
Power 252 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque 251 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom37.6 in
Wheelbase112.3 in
Length191.8 in
Width70.3 in
Height57.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.1 cu ft
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT2 makes noteworthy changes to the drivetrain – the four-speed automatic transmission of the base LS and the LT1 is replaced by a six-speed automatic with ove... Read More
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT2 makes noteworthy changes to the drivetrain – the four-speed automatic transmission of the base LS and the LT1 is replaced by a six-speed automatic with overdrive and steering wheel-mounted TAPshift controls. When paired with the four-cylinder engine, this transmission gets 22 city/33 highway mpg, compared to 22/30 for the four-speed. The LT2 also has the option of a 3.6-liter V6, which gets 17/26 mpg.
Other standard upgrades for the LT2 are remote start; two-toned, leather-appointed seats with tipped inserts and accent piping; a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls; Bluetooth wireless technology for select phones; and 17-inch wheels with ultra-bright-finish aluminum.
Adds to LS:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Emergency braking preparation · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.9 · Rear brakes: disc · Regenerative Braking System
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 4 · Power adjustments: 2
Engine Battery: maintenance-free · Electric Motor Battery Type: nickel-metal hydride · Electric Motor HP: 14 · Electric Motor Power Output (Kilowatts): 10 · Electric Motor Torque: 110 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP: 164 · Hybrid Gas Engine HP@RPM: 6000 · Hybrid Gas Engine Torque: 159 · Hybrid gas Engine Torque@RPM: 4400 · Remote starter prewiring
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: black, chrome surround · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rocker panel color: body-color, chrome accents · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, Auto off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: reclining · Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat folding: folds flat · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split, flat · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks: anti-lockout
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: twin-tube gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Tires and Rims Wheels: polished aluminum
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Power windows · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Price $24,695 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 164 hp I4 Hybrid
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
26MPG city
34MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$24,695
Invoice$23,337

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
26MPG city
34MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 164 hp I4 Hybrid
Power 164 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 159 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom37.6 in
Wheelbase112.3 in
Length191.8 in
Width70.3 in
Height57.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.1 cu ft
The 2009 Chevy Malibu Hybrid is what’s known as a “mild” hybrid, meaning not as economical nor as ecologically sound as a full hybrid, such as the Toyota Camry or the Ford Fusion. The M... Read More
The 2009 Chevy Malibu Hybrid is what’s known as a “mild” hybrid, meaning not as economical nor as ecologically sound as a full hybrid, such as the Toyota Camry or the Ford Fusion. The Malibu Hybrid was introduced in 2008, and has been tweaked a bit in ’09 to get a few more mpg. The ’09 Malibu Hybrid is rated by the EPA at 26/34 mpg, which, while not exactly stellar for a hybrid, is some 4 mpg better than the conventionally powered Malibu.
For 2009, the Chevy Malibu Hybrid packs a 2.4-liter DOHC Ecotec variable-valve-timed inline four-cylinder (I4) engine and a smallish 4-kw, 36-volt electric motor powered by a nickel metal hydride battery. The hybrid system is managed by a four-speed automatic transmission to put out 164 hp at 6,400 rpm, and 159 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm. Acceleration is not exactly neck-snapping (0-60 in 11 seconds), and hills can be a challenge.
The ’09 Malibu Hybrid’s electric motor is designed to shut the gas engine off at a stop, however, it provides very little drive power on its own, thus the Malibu Hybrid’s designation as “mild.” The transition from gas to electric power and back is unnoticeable, except for the sudden lack of engine noise.
Based on GM’s Epsilon frame with its longer-than-ordinary wheelbase, the ’09 Malibu Hybrid rides on 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and together these attributes add up to astute handling and a comfortable cruise. The upgraded 17-inch wheels are also a factor in the ’09 Malibu Hybrid’s improved gas mileage over the ’08 Hybrid.
Standard comfort and convenience features for the 2009 Chevy Malibu Hybrid include cloth front bucket seats, remote power door locks, a two-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, power windows and mirrors, cruise control, tilt-telescoping steering, automatic climate control, a single-CD/MP3 player with 40 watts and six speakers, Sirius/XM satellite radio, Onstar communications service, and a hands-free phone. Options include a power sunroof and a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat.
Safety features that are standard on the ’09 Malibu Hybrid include four-wheel disc ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, StabiliTrak traction and stability control, dual front side airbags, front and rear head airbags, a remote anti-theft alarm, daytime running lights, and dusk-sensing headlights. The ’09 Malibu Hybrid garnered five-star front- and side-impact crash test ratings.
Owners of the 2009 Chevy Malibu Hybrid cite mileage as its biggest selling point, though a few are disappointed that it’s not quite what they expected. The lack of more up-to-date technology, such as Bluetooth, remote start, and a DVD navigation system irks many owners, as does the lack of bona-fide acceleration from a stop. Handling, ride, interior roominess, styling, the quiet cabin, safety, trunk space, and comfort, however, are praised by owners. Indeed, many owners claim the ’09 Malibu Hybrid represents the best overall value in its class.
Adds to LS:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: jack · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 2 subwoofers · 8 Total Speakers · 210 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Emergency braking preparation · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.9 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Cargo area floor mat · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): two 12V · Power steering · Reading lights: front, rear · Remote engine start · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, paddle shifter, audio · Storage: door pockets, cargo net, front seatback · Universal garage door opener · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Engine Battery: maintenance-free
Exterior Features Door handle color: chrome · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: grey, chrome surround · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rocker panel color: body-color, chrome accents · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, Auto off · Tail and brake lights: LED
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, driver side auto-dimming, manual folding, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments: 6
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split, flat · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks: anti-lockout
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: twin-tube gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: hands free · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Tires and Rims Wheels: polished aluminum
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive · Power windows · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
Price $26,020 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 169 hp I4
3.6L 252 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
33MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$26,020
Invoice$24,589

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
33MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engines

2.4L 169 hp I4
Power 169 hp @ 6,400 RPM
Torque 160 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
3.6L 252 hp V6
Power 252 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque 251 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom37.6 in
Wheelbase112.3 in
Length191.8 in
Width70.3 in
Height57.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume15.1 cu ft
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ is the top-end trim for this model. It gets all the same optional drivetrain upgrades and all the interior and exterior additions as the LT2. In addition, ... Read More
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ is the top-end trim for this model. It gets all the same optional drivetrain upgrades and all the interior and exterior additions as the LT2. In addition, the LTZ features a premium audio package with an in-dash 6-CD changer, eight amplified premium speakers, and an auxiliary audio input jack, heated front seats, foglamps integrated into the front fascia, silver insert with surrounding chrome grille, and 18-inch, 10-spoke wheels with bright-finish aluminum.