Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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LT w/1LT Key Features & Specs

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

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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

Exterior Features

  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) fascia spoke (Bright chrome trim.)
  • Exhaust tip, chrome
  • Tires, 17" (43.2 cm) touring, blackwall
  • Tire, compact spare
  • Fascias, front and rear body-color
  • Moldings, body-color rocker with bright inserts
  • 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, body-color, 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

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.)

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
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke with mounted audio and 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

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

2009 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Reviews

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Very spacious car with lots of features for younger adults.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT w/1LT

My car is barely ten years old (and I've had it for roughly 1.5 years) and I love it. It's very modern but still easy to do fixes yourself without messing up the electronics in it. The car looks high end even though it was very affordable. Great on gas. Easy to get the car up to speed and brakes are very good. Seats are great and there's cup holders in the doors on top of some in between the seats. It also has bluetooth and the ability to control the radio from the steering wheel, as well as an aux cord port. Car has a lot of space inside. The car is prone to rusting and the speakers have popped even though the music isn't typically loud. The back doors do not lock automatically with the button. The windshield wipers need tightened every now and then or they won't wipe. The cupholders in the middle are slanted forward so if your drink doesn't have a good lid, it'll leak into the gearshift.

- Mackenzie D

An interesting detail of my car is when it rains it gets flooded.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT w/1LT

My car is an older car so it does have it issues but for it being older it has lasted a long time. Pros: I like the way it drives and it is big enough for two car seats in the back. I like the sun roof. The trunk is big enough to hold a stroller. Good gas mileage. Cons: Due to is being an older car I currently have many issues. The heating and cooling only work on the highest setting. When it rains water seems to seep in on the passenger side. My biggest gripe is there are issues with locks/child locks. Sometimes the car will not unlock or the child locks get stuck. This is tough as I will have to do some maneuvering while also dealing with children in or out of the car just to get car unlocked.

- Kelly B

The 2009 Chevy Malibu ..from headlight expenses to electrical issues

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT w/1LT

My 2009 Chevy Malibu is very nice and comfortable inside, fully loaded with a sunroof, CD player, and nice leather heated and adjustable seats..This vehicle is very spacious with lots of legroom and an adjustable steering wheel. The vehicle has a very slick and nice look to it on the outside with chrome wheels, the downfall with the vehicle is that it has a lot of electrical problems with the fuse box, headlights, turn signals and wiring ..Another downfall is when you get ready to change out the lights you have to remove the whole front bumper to get to the bulbs and dealerships and mechanic shops charge anywhere from 50 to 100 dollars to do this plus the price of the bulbs

- Angela W

My Comfortable, reliable, Can't live without Chevy Malibu

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT w/1LT

My Chevy Malibu has a very spacious interior. The car is well designed. Plenty of arm room, plenty of cupholders, you never feel crowded in it. The trunk is huge. I love the space. I also love that the seats lay down so you can fit even more in the back. It handles very well. It is a sedan but is more substantial feeling than other vehicles I've driven. The car is extremely reliable and comfortable . I've driven it cross country back-and-forth between Indiana and California twice in the past year. I love my car.

- Phaedra L

Perfect car for anyone and everyone.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT w/1LT

My Camry is great! I bought it a couple weeks ago and it has no problems whatsoever. It has great performance, and is a very smooth and quiet car. Even with the year it runs and looks brand new. Very reliable car. The interior is very comfortable and sleek. One of its best features is the touch screen and Bluetooth radio system. This keeps me from having to keep so many cords cluttering up the car. Overall amazing purchase. Very worth it!

- Caitlin L

2009 Chevy Malibu green blue color 5 passenger car ac and aux compatible remote

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT w/1LT

On star for calling while driving without holding a phone. Radio controls on steering wheel. Automatic windows. Remote start. Blue lights turn on when dark under all doors and wheel and gear shifts. Cruise control. Ac and aux. Back seats come down for more room and big deep trunk. Easy push open gas compartment. Loud bass . 5 seats. Airbags tru steering wheel, passenger seat and side airbags.

- Amber C

It's clean, perfect, family car, no mechanical issues, great running car.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT w/1LT

Love my car, perfect color, everything I need, no mechanical issues, well taken care of, it may be a 2009 but it has decent mileage n runs perfect. It's a four door which is convenient with kids. It rides smooth. It gets oil changes on time n I have never had any major issues with it. I bought it a year ago and I can honestly say, it's the best investment I have made.

- Treasure R

It's reliable. Nice size. I like the shape and look of it.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT w/1LT

Very reliable. Seats are comfortable. Normal engine function with little issue. Haven't had any issues running. Can be difficult in winter weather. I like the shape and size of the car. Gas mileage isn't too bad. I regularly get oil checks and engine check ups to maintain car and it has been reliable. The trunk has lots of space.

- Katie D

2009 Chevy Malibu GOLD. Totally Recommend.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT w/1LT

This car is my first car. I absolutely love it. The only downfall was the exhaust manifold started cracking. I decided to replaced the exhaust manifold and it works awesome. Like new. I love my car. And it's a gas saver compared to lost of other cars I have drove before.

- Stephanie S

Runs really well, easy to function

2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT w/1LT

I love my car. Very comfortable, easy to use controls, good gas mileage. Only issue is it's a little hard to see out the sides. Car has held up very well for being 10 years old. Runs really great. Is not good in the snow. XM radio and car phone features are nice.

- Katie R

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