Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,774 - $4,060
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
170
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,774 - $4,060
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
170
Seats
5

Chevrolet Malibu Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2003 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Reviews

3.78

128 Reviews

27% 39% 23% 8% 3%

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2003 Gray Chevrolet Malibu.

My Malibu has been around in my family sense it first came out, so for about 14 years. When I am driving it's a very smooth and quiet ride, very spacious, comfortable seating, nice detail work on console and dashboard, a/c is strong. If you ever get into an accident the frame of the car is very strong. I have gotten into a few fender benders and still no dents on my car. If you plan on driving for long periods at a tip this car is very good on gas mileage, I have to refill my tank once about every 1 1/2 weeks. Sound system is good, very loud really good base. Some of the negatives to this car would be that the a/c fan tends to get clogged of u do not clean your hood from leaves, twigs, and so on. It does not come tinted so if u live somewhere it's hot you have to get it tinted, that could cost u anywhere from $80- $120 per window. Also if you live in the heat u would want to cover your car case in the heat of the sun the front seats to bubble and chip/peel off. The hole interior is fabric / carpeted, so if u have kids super prone to stains, and super outdated prints in the seats. The tail lights tends to collect moisture and get water in them and ruins the wiring, or u have to constantly change then bulb. And last but not least the doors are very heavy u have to use like all your might to open and close the door, and when you close the door you have to slam it closed, its very annoying.

- Stephanie M

Amazing gas mileage both in town and out of town.

I love my car. It gets good gas mileage. I only have to fill it up every other week and it only cost $25.00 to fill. She drives so smooth and is very easy to handle. I have had her for 4 years now and have only had to replace the tires and the bulbs for the blinkers. The only thing that I would change about her is I would add heated seats, I live where it snows, and a wiper on the back windshield. The trunk space is way bigger than it looks on the outside. She seats 5 safely. There are cup holders in the back as well as the front. The placement for the cup holder for the driver is amazing. Its to the left of the steering wheel. Way easy and safe when driving.

- Regina S

Chevy Malibu honest review.

My Chevy Malibu is a little outdated but it's actually pretty comfortable. As much as I like a more updated vehicle with plenty of technical features, my 2003 Chevy Malibu is not terribly far off track from any newer vehicle on the market today. The speakers are actually very loud and clear for a car from 2003 but not as bassy and crisp as a new vehicle. It is very quick on the gas pedal which makes this car far more fun to drive. It has very bad gas mileage though. In all honesty. This car is definitely fun to drive if you do not mind it being a little older.

- Matthew C

Ranked #14 Midsize Cars by Owners

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,774 - $3,935
$2,881 - $4,060

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.1L 3100 V6 SFI (170 HP [126.8 kW] @ 5200 rpm 190 lb.
3.1L 3100 V6 SFI (170 HP [126.8 kW] @ 5200 rpm 190 lb.
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38 in.
38 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
17.3 cu. ft.
17.3 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107 in.
107 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.3 ft.
36.3 ft.

Length

Length
190.4 in.
190.4 in.

Width

Width
69.4 in.
69.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3106 .lbs
3101 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Torque

Torque
190 ft. lbs.
190 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.1 gal.
14.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 15 mpg
10 - 15 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
29 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety