Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,819 - $27,095
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
164-252
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,819 - $27,095
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
164-252
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu If...

The Malibu's bold, attractive sheetmetal and stylish interior touches are backed by confident handling, a quiet ride and an overall level of refinement competitive with the category's be...

2008 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Reviews

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207 Reviews

35% 34% 26% 4% 1 star 0%

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Still under 100, 000 for it to be an 08. Deep grey color with sunroof.

When we first got the 08 Chevy Malibu we loved it, it is somewhat okay on gas. For it to be a plain car on the outside the inside has special features like a sun roof. The color of the car is a deep gray, does have Chevy rims. The tires have healed up while only on was replaced due to it begin damaged in a hit-in-run. I do wish the windows would have been tinted before hand definitely would of been a plus during the summer. But the vehicle itself has many problems since we got it. The first was the ac, then we have had to buy two batteries for it, a new radiator and fan since the fan broke to pieces. We paid over 200 to have the headlight fixed because the wiring was damaged but still the light does not work. The car has been hit from behind at a red light and also hit in Walmart parking lot. For it to be a sedan type vehicle is really not roomie on the inside. There’s three people in my house hold and we hardly ever go anywhere in due to how small. The seats are not very comfortable. I do love that it has heated seat for winter. Wish it would have more ac vents in the back seat since I have a child. With all the repairs done to car it really is not worth money anymore. It is still under 100, 000 and just seems to always have problems. The insurance on it is fairly good.

- Savannah H

My vehicle was an great pick for me personally because I like small cars.

My car drives pretty good. Only thing is I have a great mechanic but certain things he cannot fix because my care is required to go to an dealership because it's more of an electric car than anything. Including sensors that only the dealerships can fix like my power steering is an sensor and my mechanic couldn't do it because it is a certain tool the dealers use. On top of that I went to live stop for an oil change I asked if they can check the fluids to my transmission and they couldn't do it because they stated it has to go dealership because it do not have the dip stick and they are the only ones who would have it and the only ones who can tell me the level and the only ones who can refill it to the correct level so before buying a car I need to look more into them to make sure I can afford the prices of parts and labor.

- Avon B

Great family car, reasonably priced, few maintenance problems.

The Chevy Malibu is a great family car. It easily accommodates 5 people. It is a nice size not too big or small. The mileage is middle of the road, not especially thirty but not overly expensive. I have had relatively few problems over the 11 years that I have owned this car. Previously I had a Buick Lesabre, which was also a great car which actually lasted 15 years. I passed it on to my grandchildren, which is what I intend to do with the Malibu. I am planning to purchase a new car in the next year and this car will be passed on to a family member, who will probably have it for about another 5 years or pass it off to someone else. I am been very pleased with this car and am planning to buy another Chevrolet Malibu.

- Marie C

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$19,735
$19,735 - $27,095

Horsepower

Horsepower
169 - 219 hp
164 - 252 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 16
3.5L V6 SFI
HVV6 ENGINE PACKAGE
ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 16
Hybrid ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 16
3.6L DOHC V6 SFI (252 hp [187.9 kW] @ 6300 rpm 251 lb
Hybrid Propulsion Electric System includes 36 volt NiMH battery and tray
3.6L DOHC V6 SFI
3.5L V6 SFI
HVV6 ENGINE PACKAGE
HFV6 ENGINE PACKAGE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.1 cu. ft.
15.1 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.3 in.
112.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.4 ft.
40.4 ft.

Length

Length
191.8 in.
191.8 in.

Width

Width
70.3 in.
70.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3415 .lbs
3415 - 3649 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
169 - 219 hp
164 - 252 hp

Torque

Torque
160 - 219 ft. lbs.
159 - 251 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16 gal.
16 gal.

Combined

Combined
9 - 15 mpg
9 - 13 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
26 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety