$4,551 - $5,724
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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LT Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,551 - $5,724
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 28 HWY

Mechanical Features

  • Engine, 3.5L V6 SFI (219 hp [163.3 kW] @ 5900 rpm, 219 lb-ft of torque [295.7 N-m] @ 3200 rpm)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive, includes electronic range selector
  • Traction Control, all-speed
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, Maintenance free with rundown protection
  • Suspension, 4-wheel independent
  • Tires, P215/60R16 touring, blackwall
  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) custom spoke, painted Sterling Silver
  • Steering, Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Traction Control

Exterior Features

  • Fascias, front and rear body-color
  • Moldings, body-color bodyside
  • Moldings, body-color rocker
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with crystalline-like lenses and automatic exterior lamp control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable, speed-sensitive
  • Door handles, body-color

Interior Features

  • Seats, front bucket with Custom Cloth, reclining seatbacks and adjustable outboard head restraints
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding seatback
  • Seat adjuster, driver power vertical height
  • Seat adjuster, driver manual lumbar control
  • Console, floor with floor shifter, integral armrest and storage compartment
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel, 4-spoke leather-wrapped with mounted audio and cruise controls, includes leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, engine temperature, fuel, tachometer and PRNDL
  • Driver Information Center, with driver customization, warning messages and vehicle information
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down and rear passenger lockout
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and delayed locking
  • Remote Keyless Entry, enhanced with remote start enable
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, includes cancel feature
  • Trunk release, power, interior
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+
  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, outside temperature display, trip odometer, Driver Information Center, warning messages and programmable menu functions
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Cup holders, dual front and rear
  • Power outlets, 2 auxiliary
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver illuminated vanity mirror, non-illuminated passenger, covered
  • Assist handles, rear outboard
  • Lighting, interior with front reading lights
  • Map pocket, driver seatback
  • Map pocket, front passenger seatback

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Traction Control
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions with Passenger Sensing System (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, includes front seat pretensioners
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Traction Control, all-speed
  • Daytime Running Lamps

2008 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Reviews

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Love the car, but be prepared to remove the bumper to change a headlight!

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

I bought this vehicle, used, in 2014. It was love at first sight. Through the years I have not had any major problems with vehicle, knock on wood, and plan to drive it a few more years until I can upgrade to the latest model. The only issue I've had was my passenger side headlight kept going out. I found out, after purchasing, that the entire bumper must be removed in order to change the headlights. That can get really expensive especially since the 1 headlight went out when the seasons changed and it began raining a lot. They finally figured out the issue which cost less than taking off the bumper and I haven't had any issues since. The car drives smoothly and still looks nice. Definitely was a great buy.

- Candace B

Malibu a great care. Treat it right and your vehicle will go along way.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Love the car. It is good on gas in the city or traveling long distances. It is very reliable and easy to fix if your vehicle breaks down. The electrical system adapts to any speaker you put in your vehicle. It doesn't burn oil if you hand it every thousand miles. The breaks are excellent and it can stop on a dime if need be. I really like the interior of my vehicle. Keep your car well maintained and you can't go wrong.

- Cleve J

Very spacious and roomy. Comfortable seats.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

It is very comfortable to drive in. It is used so it is currently not running due to many issues like the starter, battery and alternator. But it is very spacious. A lot of room. Drives smooth and well when it runs. It is sleek looking. Very reliable when there is not problems. Good power to it when it drives. Everything is very accessible when you need to turn on a/c or heat. A lot of trunk space.

- Ryan E

My experience with the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

I have a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, and I have had it for about 8 years. I would describe my car as reliable and comfortable, although it could be a bit roomier. Problems that I have had include the power locks and adjustable seat no longer working and transmission issues. One thing I love are the seat warmers in the winter! I also love the sleek look of the Malibu.

- Jasmine R

It is amazing with great gas mileage and features.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

There are no problems I have found with my Malibu. It drives smoothly. I have had it for 3 years and it still drives great even though it was previously owned. It gets good gas mileage and is a comfortable car. Their are heated seats as well. I would definitely buy another one. This is the best vehicle I have ever purchased.

- Melissa B

Very good gas mileage but poor performance everywhere else.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Biggest issues are the ac and the undercarriage and braking systems having major issues. The ac went out after 4 months of getting the vehicle the brakes especially the calipers wear down fairly fast. I have had issues with the control arms the rotors and the calipers all fairly quickly from when I first got the vehicle.

- Leonard C

We are ford people but we love are new Chevy!

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

We love both are ford and Chevy we just got are Chevy have always been ford folks but are Chevy is nice and rides smooth and has a lot of space. It maybe two years older than are ford but it seems to have more upgrades and more nicer. It is a luxury sedan. We took a 10 hour drive with two kids in out Chevy and loved it.

- Sommer L

Chevrolet Malibu 2008 my baby

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Great car. Nice miles. Highway ready. This is my 5th vehicle, and it's the best one I had so far. I will recommend this vehicle. It's a very comfortable, reliable spacy car. Gas is good in there. I will have this vehicle for a few more years. When I decide to get another vehicle I am still going to keep my car.

- Angel H

A must-buy all around amazing car!

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

It's a very nice car. The color it could be changed but I think it's okay. It's good on gas. It has very comfortable seats. The AC and the heating systems work amazingly throughout the year. The tires are great as well. The brake system is amazing. It came with a CD player what's some nice system sound system.

- Lisa T

Get up and go- 6 cylinder.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

I love my car. It drives smooth. The interior is nice as well. I love that it is a 6 cylinder. It has a lot of get up and go. No hesitation when needing to accelerate on the highway. I find that Chevys are always very reliable cars. I have had other Chevys in the past and they have been good cars.

- Brittany V

Exceptional care for the price.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Performs well, a little tight for large people especially in the head space, it's ok for a small person like myself, non problematic, runs great and dependable, I keep it serviced and maintained according to manufacturer recommendations. Leather seats have held up well and I love the heated seats.

- Debra M

Love the onstar and satellite radio features.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Have had the computer go out and replaced it. Starting to have the same issue with it again and part is no longer under warranty. Had just been over a year, have sway bar and alignment issues, seal leaks, electrical issues with headlights, airbag service light and seat belt light stay on.

- Susan T

The highlight would be the reliability.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Its great, reliable, just has some small rust issues on top and bottom, to both important and not so important spots. Overall awesome car. Had to replace a wheel bearing from rust. It also has aluminum rims that bend under weather temp changes, so that is another con of the vehicle.

- Nickey H

Heated seats. I drive truck. My body gets beat up all day long. Im sore.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

I love the heated seats. Cruise control and ac. Speeds up to 140 mph. Black sleek with silver trim. Very reliable. Great on gas. Nice stereo system which can be controlled on the steering wheel. 0 to 60 mph in 15 seconds. Rides smooth. I love my car. I recommend this car to anyone.

- Melanie A

Love the design of the body

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

I love my car but it needs to be detailed and a maintenance check. It has the leather package with heated seats. It's roomy and comfy too! AC blows good and cold and haven't had many problems out of it. I've had it for almost 2 years and it's my daily driver for me and my kids

- Brandy G

Very reliable and dependable car.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

My Chevy Malibu is a awesome vehicle, it a great family car and plenty of room. Drives smooth and has great gas mileage. My family loves driving around through the countryside with the sunroof open. Has a fantastic stereo system. I would recommend this vehicle for to anyone.

- Jonathan L

There was a major problem with it the Cadillac converter and the alternator

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

The only thing I have a problem is that the Cadillac converter messes up alot, drives good smooth comfortable car. Probably had some other issues but not too much like well the alternator went out and the parts for the alternator and Cadillac converter was really expensive

- Heather S

Dependable with some issues Chevy Malibu

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

Tire sensor light comes on for no reason. The anti lock brake system will prevent the car from coming on for no reason It runs slow if the air is on. It will not take off. The body style is sleek and very nice. It has chrome details which is nice. It is good on gas

- Mila F

My 2008 Chevy Malibu so reliable and smooth.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

It's a really good vehicle I have only had one major repair done in it and it did have 2 recalls on the brake lamp and the power steering system but other than that I haven't had any major problems it has gotten me to different places and work just fine.

- Kelly R

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