2012 Chevrolet Malibu Top Comparisons

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT FWDReview
jemiller writes:
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Good Family Car — I was very surprised by the amount of room the car had between the interior, and the fold down rear seats and large trunk. Overal I'm very happy with the car, but wish that there was a higher mpg. Yes there are newer styles, but with the chrome on the wheels, it's a good looking car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Comfortable to drive.  Reliable.  The price was great.

Cons: The fuel economy is nothing as promised. It's ok, but with 24 mpg average, with 90% of my driving on the freeway, it's probably the only dissappointing thing about the car.

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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Radical Ride — The Chevrolet Malibu LS is a great vehicle to own. It is a very reliable sporty family vehicle that is spacious and comfortable to drive. I like that it has On Star and Sirius XM Radio. very spacious trunk and back sit. Enjoy all the hands free amenities that is available.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great body Style, interior and exterior is a plus. Drives/starts smooth with no hesitation.  Great car overall fully loaded especially the sunroof and sirius xm radio.

Cons: N/A

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS Fleet FWDReview
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Great Family Sedan For Short And Long Distance Trips — This is a good looking car that serves the needs of a family with growing teenagers and comfort for Dad on short and long trips while being extremely inexpensive but not looking like it is. I feel safe and secure driving this car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Nice looks.  Comfortable ride, especially on long distances.  Easy to drive.  Plenty of room.

Cons: Doesn't accelerate that fast.  Wish it got slightly better gas mileage.  A tad heavy.

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT FWDReview
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Stylish, Affordable And Great Mpg! — Vehicle is very comfortable and stylish. 4 cyliders still delivers decent power. Two tone leather is not like traditional leather where you stick to it or are freezing in the winter. Satellite radio is a must have. Back seats are comfortable ( i am 6'4")

Pros: 4 cylinder engine offers great fuel economy

Cons: poor view out of rear window

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWDReview
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Far And Away The Best Bang For The Buck In A Slightly Used American Car. — I have researched this Malibu along with the Accord, Altima/Maxima (which I owned - great car) and the Toyota Avalon and the Ford Taurus. This came out the clear winner in terms of what you get for what you pay. I've been thoroughly pleased with this car from day one and have never looked back. We'll be needing two more cars soon as my wife gets ready to trade hers and our daughters comes of ddrivng age. What do you think I'm going to steer them?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good styling.  Comforatable.  Controls logically laid out.

Cons: None that I can really think of.

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 1LZ FWDReview
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Malibu Great Commute And Family Car With Sporty Flare — 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 interior materials. The car is solid and sounds like quality when shutting doors, well insulated for a quiet ride. Gas mileage is average around 23mpg combination driving. Highway driving nets less than 30mpg. All in all this is a good drive, ride, and handling packaged car ... I enjoy all of it. No warranty issues at all and a minor recall repair on the braking control system.. no down time. Will buy next generation Malibu with turbo 4 cylinder.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Excellent styling, handling, and overall value.

Cons: 4 cylinder is not over powered.

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu 1LT FWDReview
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I Love It..!! I Would So Get Another One..!! — My Hummingbird. Not A Flaw In Her, Amazing Car. My Lil 4-Banger Has Plenty Up & Go. Gas Mileage Is Immaculate. I Love Driving Elle Around Town or On The Open Road, I Know Myself & My Family Are Safe. I Love My Car..!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Everything

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS FWD Review
Ayoob123 says:
great car love it
vs2012 Chrysler 200
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2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT FWD Review
rtrtrtr says:
Bought another Malibu! Already own the 2011 version of this car and needed another so looked at the 2012. The 2012 is simply a great car, with the features and value you have always wanted in an American made car. Thank you Chevy!!
vs2012 Ford Fusion SEL
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Handling Ranked 2012 Ford Fusion SEL worse.
"The Malibu power steering assist provided better road feel than the Fusion and had better responsiveness."
Would Buy Ranked 2012 Ford Fusion SEL worse.
"Drove lots of midsized sedans. Camry, Accord, Altima, Fusion, Malibu. Came down to the Fusion and the Malibu. The Malibu presented an overall better value at the end of the day than the Fusion. Has the features we wanted and was priced better than the Fusions available in our market."
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2012 Chevrolet Malibu Review
njhockeyman says:
Nice small car
vs2010 Ford Fusion
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2021 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

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Love my Malibu!! Everything about it. Ease of driving, beautiful interior & exterior, all the newest features. Read More

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It looks great and I am thinking about buying it Read More

2018 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Review By Guru9BQVRK

car was fairly and competitively priced. sales associate was WONDERFUL. the Malibu LT is luxurious and came equipped with a bose sound system and technology package that is amazing. 9” touch screen... Read More

Review By Guru9B9NXN

Its a car that is easy to love. Im so happy with my choice. Its quick, efficient and fun to drive. Read More

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Reviews

Review By MalloryB52

This car is only missing the driver! Great Car, plenty of features. Great gas mileage! Great ride! Read More

Review By Fredrick

Purchased a new car, it is really nice. runs goods Read More

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