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Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.1L (191) SFI V6 3100 engine
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • 3.05 axle ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery rundown protection
  • 4-wheel independent suspension system
  • P215/60R15 all-season SBR BSW tires
  • 15" steel wheels w/full bolt-on wheel covers
  • Pwr steering
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system
  • 14.3 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Front/rear body-color fascias
  • Front/rear black body-side moldings
  • Argent color grille w/bright bar
  • Headlamps w/reflector optics
  • Daytime running lights w/auto light control
  • Dual black mirrors (LH remote/RH manual)
  • Tinted glass w/solar band windshield
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Front license plate mounting provision
  • Body-color door handles
  • Underhood blanket insulation

Interior Features

  • Cloth reclining bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • Covered center console w/integral armrest
  • Front/rear color-keyed carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt-wheel steering
  • Analog gauge pkg-inc: tachometer, coolant, trip odometer, fuel, speedometer
  • Warning lamps-inc: low coolant, low fuel, low washer fluid, door ajar, low oil
  • Pwr programmable door locks w/lockout protection
  • Pwr trunk release
  • PASS-Lock II theft deterrent system
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear seat heat ducts
  • Electric rear window defogger
  • ETR AM/FM stereo w/cd player-inc: auto tone control, TheftLock, speed compensated volume, seek-scan, digital clock, Radio Data System
  • Storage bin-inc: retractable cup holder, lighter, ashtray
  • Auxiliary pwr outlet
  • Front door map pockets
  • Dual visor mirrors
  • Delayed entry/exit lighting w/theatre dimming
  • Lighting-inc: dome, under dash, glove box, trunk

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system
  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • Seat belts w/front adjustable guide loops
  • Rear child restraint top tether
  • Child security rear door locks
  • Daytime running lights

Options & Packages

2002 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Reviews

75 Reviews
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Cruise mode and has amazing stereo system.

2002 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Overall the car has been great throughout the years. The only thing is it has overheated twice and had a faulty ignition and had a recall as well but I love the car. It is comfortable and very reliable car especially those who are just starting to drive. I would definitely get another Chevrolet Malibu.

- Jasmin A

A car that won't start and a mechanic can't figure out the problem.

2002 Chevrolet Malibu Base

It has a starting problem that my mechanic has not been able to figure out. I have been stranded multiple times, and on long trips won't even shut the car off just in case it won't start again. The only way to start it is to have a can of starting fluid just in case it won't start.

- Jeff B

Car runs good, with working front windows and sunroof.

2002 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Car runs great. Gets me to point a to b. Front windows work, however back windows are broken, sunroof works, ac is not working. Heat works along with new battery. There are no dents and paint looks good. Clean inside and large car trunk. There are car payments as the car is paid off.

- Rachel S

2002 Malibu with 144,000 miles. Has been a good car.

2002 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Being 2019 the car is 17 yrs old. It needs a new catalytic converter and security ignition switch and the usual brakes and rotors. Also a fuel pump. And had to replace the front wheel bearings. It still needs all the struts replaced. All in all it has been a very reliable car.

- Steve M

2002 Chevy Malibu it's a great car and easy on gas and gets me places

2002 Chevrolet Malibu Base

For me personally the car is smaller than what I like. It has great gas mileage. The anti-theft system shorts out over time so it something that is a costly fix. To keep the car running like new you have to put top of the line oil, radiator fluid, filters, tires, ect.

- Ashlee W

The car has safety features and runs smooth. This car does not have any issues.

2002 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Car runs smooth and solid car to drive. Kids fit in back seat and Chevy is a tough vehicle. Haven't had any issues with it thus far. Regular change of miles makes for a good vehicle that will last the test of time. I will stick with Chevy they are great vehicles!

- Courtney R

My Review was spot on and I love my car

2002 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Overall a reliable car, have had some issues like the throttle body needed cleaned and the alternator was bad. It has survived a car crash and still keeps running, I give credit to Chevrolet for what they do. I haven't had many cars that last as long as this one

- Coty R

the Chevy Malibu is very reliable

2002 Chevrolet Malibu Base

I've had problems with the Starter but no other major problems, the air conditioning has went out before and I lost steering. Tires have been changed, no problems with the engine or transmission, it does start to feel shaken going about 75 miles per hour

- Jasmine B

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