$6,678 - $7,943
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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LS w/1LS Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,678 - $7,943
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17-22 City / 29-33 HWY

LS w/1LS Features & Specs

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 sliding armrest and dual storage compartment
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke with mounted cruise controls
  • Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, engine temperature, fuel, tachometer and PRNDL
  • Driver Information Center with driver customization, warning messages and vehicle information including outside temperature display, trip odometer and programmable menu functions
  • 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
  • Trunk release, power, interior
  • Theft-deterrent alarm system, content theft alarm
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+
  • 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 and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered
  • Lighting, interior with front reading lights
  • Map pockets, driver and front passenger seatbacks

Entertainment Features

  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • XM Radio XM Radio includes 3 trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels from Rock to Jazz, Country to Classical, Latin Pop to Hip Hop, and virtually everything in between, all in amazing digital sound. Turn on your favorite Sports with every Major League Baseball game from Opening Day until the World Series, NHL Hockey, the PGA TOUR and college football and basketball. Plus XM brings you the biggest names in news and talk, outrageous comedy, award-winning family programming -- wherever you go from coast to coast. Exclusive live concerts, Oprah & Friends, Radio Disney, and so much more. Find what turns you on (Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. Visit gm.xmradio.com for more details.)

Exterior Features

  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) fascia spoke (Painted Sterling Silver trim)
  • Tires, 17" (43.2 cm) touring, blackwall
  • Tire, compact spare
  • Fascias, front and rear body-color
  • Moldings, body-color rocker
  • Window trim, bright, side
  • Grille, Black with chrome surround
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with crystalline-like lenses and automatic exterior lamp control
  • Tail lamps, incandescent
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Black, manual-folding
  • Glass, acoustic, laminated front-side and windshield
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable, speed-sensitive
  • License plate bezel, chrome, rear
  • Door handles, body-color

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist, includes Traction Control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, and thorax side-impact, driver and front passenger, and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions includes 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 child's 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 vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
  • OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Crash Notification, Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, a link to all Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostic available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Turn-by-Turn Navigation requires ABS and is not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details. For a list of vehicles with Automatic Crash Notification visit onstar.com.)
  • 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
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

Mechanical Features

  • Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder Variable Valve Timing MFI (169 hp [126.0 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 160 lb-ft torque [216.0 N-m] @ 4500 rpm)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic electronically controlled with overdrive
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection
  • Suspension, 4-wheel independent
  • Steering, Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

2009 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Reviews

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Overall a great car except for one transmission solenoid issue!

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

I love the room inside the car. I also enjoy the controls for the radio and cruise control settings being on the steering wheel. I don't like the seats however. They are not comfortable at all. Mechanically the only downside that I've had and seems to be a constant complaint amongst other owners of the same year is the transmission. There's a solenoid that has went out and has caused a lot of other problems. Also I don't like that I can't check the transmission oil on my own. I have to take it to a dealer and pay an ungodly amount to have them check it because there is no dipstick to check it yourself.

- Whitney B

2009 Chevy Malibu Pros and Cons

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

My vehicle has had electronic issues from day one. Low safety ratings weren't discovered until after purchase. The Malibu is roomy and drives well, however riding in the front seat on long trips is uncomfortable. I would rate this sedan a 3 out of 5. Midsize family sedan with decent gas mileage and comfy back seat. Plenty of cargo area in the trunk. My car lost value very quickly, so if you are looking for a vehicle that holds its value while paying it off, this probably isn't the vehicle for you.

- Kim C

2009 Chevrolet Malibu Review

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

I bought my Malibu brand new in 2009. It's been really reliable. Other than routine maintenance, I've only had to replace the starter. Drives smooth and quiet and handles sharply. There is plenty of legroom for the front row while leaving room for those in the back. It's the last of its generation in tech so don't expect touchscreen displays or anything. The trunk is pretty spacious for a midsize sedan. I have been really pleased with this car while owning it.

- Nate G

The Chevy Malibu is a very dependable car.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

My Malibu has been a very dependable car. I have had no major issues with it. I keep the oil changed and tires rotated and it runs great. A few little things that have gone out are the turn signal switch inside, the check engine light stays on no matter what even when nothing is wrong with the car. The tire sensors go bad and I just do not replace them. I check them manually. It is been a great car overall.

- Susan W

Mommy 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

It needs a lot of maintenance and repair especially when the mileage gets high. It is a family vehicle that seats me and my children comfortably, very roomy. Ultimately, I would not advise anyone to buy this car, I do not like it because it comes with too much maintenance, I would advise one to get another make. I will not be purchasing another Chevrolet.

- Loretta O

Love the styling and features

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

My car is a 2009 Chevy Malibu. It is silver four door. A very cheap car on fuel and rides and drives very good. It has the v6 engine with a automatic transmission. I really enjoy the styling and body of this car. It also has a very quick speed gaining ability. I would buy another one in the future. It has cloth interior that is a light shade of gray.

- William S

Very good on gas and very comfortable.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

Very dependable vehicle. As I've taken care of oil changes, new tires, tune ups, etc. In order to keep my vehicle running well over 200k miles. We drive it to Georgia from Michigan at least twice a year and it's our primary source of transportation for a family of 4. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone.

- Kevin B

It is great on gas. Doesn't take much to get far.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

It seems to always get flat tires, check engine light stays on, but it continues to get me from point a to point b. It has super good gas mileage. But it's small so not the best if you plan to go on a shopping spree. Overall it is a pretty decent car with minor problems (kind of).

- Kayla M

A Chevy Malibu is for you!

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

I bought this car as a commuter car! It is good on gas, reliable, comfortable, and efficient. It was an affordable purchase for our family. Complete with Sirius radio, ac, on star, good amount of storage space in trunk and lots of compartments in the front for storage!

- Diane W

Headlights and tire problems

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

I'm always having to change my headlights. I'm constantly going through tired as well other than that I love my car. I wish it was newer with all the newer features but in time I will upgrade. The transmission was starting to fail so I had to replace something for it.

- Katie H

Economical and really reliable

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

Gets from point a to b. Reliable, but very basic. Only front wheel drive. 4 cylinder engine is great on gas. Spacious trunk. Headlights are difficult to replace. Lots of get up and go. Sleek looking exterior. The design is nice, just wish it was more luxurious.

- Josh Z

Review of a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

Definitely reliable and easy/cheap to fix any issues that have came up. Has great gas mileage both in city and highway driving. Doesn't have an extra fancy features but everything it has works great for what I need in a car. All in all a great dependable car.

- Katrina S

My car has awesome gas mileage and has never failed me.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

My car is a great family vehicle. It has had issues with o2 sensors. The issue comes and goes. It's great on gas. I get 34 mpg. My car has never failed me. All the computer readings are accurate. Older so it doesn't have Bluetooth but I use an aux cord.

- Jessica F

Great daily driver! Great first car!

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

Great mileage and reliability. Have had no serious issues with it. Has plenty of trunk space and comfortable seats. Easy to install car seats. Works great for a daily driver. Smooth ride on long car trips. Great sound system. Handles and reacts well.

- Elena C

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