Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,362 - $20,770
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
145-200
Seats
5
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,362 - $20,770
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
145-200
Seats
5

Chevrolet Malibu Ranked #12 by Owners

Chevrolet Malibu Models & Trims

Base $18,770
Horsepower: 145 hp - 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.5, 16 x 6.5 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LS $20,770
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT $3,362 - $4,629*
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather, Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

3.91

196 Reviews

28% 43% 23% 4% 2%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The vehicle runs very well, starts up immediately, even in cold temperatures.

2004 Chevrolet Malibu is a good car if you take care of it by driving correctly and getting the required servicing for the vehicle such as oil changes. I use mid-grade or 89 octane in the vehicle since it has become high in mileage at ~ 149 000 miles currently. The vehicle has never required a tune up and starts up each time just fine. With most or many vehicles nowadays there is some repair that is needed eventually and I believe this car needed the front wheel bearing replaced and the key lock cylinder. The seats are fairly comfortable with a cloth covering and polyurethane foam inside which is standard for most mid-grade vehicles. With 149 000 miles on this vehicle it is almost unheard of but true is the fact that the ball joints and tie rods have not needed replacing and this could be attributed to the driver of the vehicle and manner of driving of the vehicle.

- James S

Great gas mileage and car.

The reliability of the car is very good. It now has 160 thousand miles on it. Only major issue is it had a few recalls on it about five years ago. Other than that the car has been good. The gas mileage of the car is also pretty good especially for an car that was made in 2004. It gets about 31 mpg and that is not a lot of highway mileage drive either. The comfort of the seats are also very good. It is a little small for a family car but will work well if the family is four or less. The one feature it does not have is am radio. I can only listen to FM radio or to a CD in the CD player. I am hoping this car will get to at least 200 thousand miles. I will drive this car until it stops running. This would be a great first car for a young driver. It is easy to drive with great gas mileage. Very comfortable to drive as well. This car is recommended for sure.

- Jacob D

A 2003-2004 Chevy Malibu is not worth your time or $.

It's a wonderful car don't get me wrong. One thing about it that really set me off is that the CD player does not work. The windows don't work. The hood latch does not latch. Remote start is no longer working and we have no way of fixing it. I now have to put my key in the ignition, turn it over as if I was starting my car then go under the hood and touch a cable to the battery just to start the car. We have tried everything to get it going again but its not working at all! It will read locked on the radio screen if your surfing through the stations and it sounds as if there is a CD in the CD player but nothing is in there.

- Morgan M

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$18,770
$20,770

Horsepower

Horsepower
145 - 200 hp
200 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC 2.2L DOHC 16
3500 V6 SFI (200 HP [kW] @ 5400 rpm 220 lb.
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.5 in.
38.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.4 cu. ft.
15.4 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/60R16
P205/65R15

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38 ft.
38 ft.

Length

Length
188.3 in.
188.3 in.

Width

Width
69.9 in.
69.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3174 .lbs
3297 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
200 hp

Torque

Torque
220 ft. lbs.
220 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16 gal.
16 gal.

Combined

Combined
28 mpg
28 mpg

City

City
23 mpg
23 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
32 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Rated by JD Power

*JD Power Circle Ratings