Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,667 - $24,705
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
164-252
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,667 - $24,705
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
164-252
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu If...

The 2009 Chevrolet 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 th...

2009 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Reviews

4.07

249 Reviews

36% 41% 19% 4% 1%

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To many problems and recall issues

Do Not waste your money on Malibu's or Anything Chevy. They have gotten so cheap assembling their cars or make it so it gets a lot of problems. Had recalls on my new car (2009) n previous owner tells me she never was informed on any recalls. That means her Chevy dealership while the car comes in every 3 months or oil change yet they never fixed any recalls and closed the case. That's very shady!!! My brake lights are opposite. They eliminate while driving n go off when braking. Heads lights n back lights keep going out, no dip stick for transmission, tire pressure displays and it gives wrong tire reading and the list goes on n on. Service traction n ESC displayed n I read ppl take cars into Chevy dealer to be ripped off by repairs on wrong part n seeing there's been a lot of recalls happening to many different years you think k they'd know exactly what it is but they fix it wrong n ppl go back n keep spending a lot of money to repair their car. Chevy Sucks and are cheap plus they won't put recalls on other years Having the same issues. BOYCOTT CHEVY!!!!! WE BAIL THEM OUT N THEY CONTINUE TO ROB US!!!

- Hayley Harvey

Cabin air filter didn't open by yourself and recalled three times and transmission fluid is leaking

1.I want to change cabin air filter by myself, but I didn't. They have sealed off. If I will go to the dealership, I don't know it is free or I have to pay for it. I think there's something wrong with the Cabin air filter design. 2 .If the headlights or side lights do not work, it is very troublesome to replace them. If you can't replace it yourself and you have to go to the dealership, you're going to have to pay. I think there's something wrong with the headlight design. I know a lot of cars that I can easily take off. 3. Recalled three times. 4. New car transmission fluid was leaking within 3000km. I was fixing it by dealership in 2009.From 2016 to now lt is leaking again.If I want to fix it, I think I have to pay for it. 5. since I had the car repaired, I found it to pick up speed very slowly from 2009--2019 . 6. The steering wheel is a little to the left now. 7.When starting the vehicle and gently turning the steering wheel left and right, there is an abnormal sound below the left now. Apr 2 2019. I don't think so Malibu is good car.

- Sim

It does not give great access to fix problems the car may have yourself.

One of the problems I have had with my vehicle was when there was a recall on it for the cruise control/ electrical system. It was fixed quickly by my nearest Chevrolet dealership a no cost to me. Another problem is that the key fob for my vehicle broke pretty easily. Inside the key fob were the battery brace is, the brace came off from being dropped I guess. I feel like it could be a little bit durable. I was provided with a spare, but the same thing happened with that one. I tried to solder the piece back on to the plastic plate but ever since than I can not use my remote to open my trunk and it is very difficult to get my car to lock and arm the alarm. The rear window defroster went out and I don't know where to look to attempt to check what is wrong myself because it is expensive to take it to a repair shop and have them check what is wrong with it. I do like my car though, it is a great ride and it is very reliable. It seats a good amount of people.

- Jessica V

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Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,501 - $8,834
$21,685

Horsepower

Horsepower
169 hp
169 - 219 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 16
ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 16
3.5L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING V6 SFI (E85)
3.5L V6 VARIABLE VALVE TIMING SFI
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering
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

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

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 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
169 hp
169 - 219 hp

Torque

Torque
160 ft. lbs.
160 - 220 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16 gal.
16 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 15 mpg
9 - 15 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
29 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary 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

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

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