Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,052 - $25,175
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
169-252
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,052 - $25,175
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
169-252
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu If...

The 2010 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...

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Reviews

4.08

332 Reviews

36% 42% 17% 4% 1%

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The 2010 Malibu is an amazing one person car that includes tons of benefits!

I really enjoy my vehicle! It is small and compact enough but also makes me feel very safe. I love the cruise control and the volume that are on the steering wheel, that makes it very convenient when I'm driving. It also has a lot of cup holders which for me, is a huge bonus because I always have a lot of drinks in my car with me. My Malibu drives really nice and doesn't make that much sound when I drive it at all which is very nice. It also works really well for me when I live in Chicago for the summer because the gas mileage is decent. I don't have to fill it a lot because the distance I travel is shorter. I don't however love the cloth interior I would much rather prefer leather. It makes everything just messier in my opinion because crumbs and stains stay longer. I also find that the stereo system is out of whack. The aux cord stopped working about 6-8 months ago and I have no clue why because the speaker isn't broken, it has to be in a certain position in order to work which is annoying. I love the color that I chose for the car and it also does not dent super easy which is nice when you tend to bump objects like I do (or when you live in a city and others bump you from time to time). Overall I love this car and want to get another one soon just an upgraded version. It is super easy to drive and very comfortable. I love driving my Malibu.

- Madeline W

Chevy Malibu still going strong after about 200,000 miles!

My Chevy Malibu has been very reliable with over 170,000 miles and still going strong. It took me a while to get used to how loud the car is while I am driving. It drives very smoothly, but I can hear the sound of the tires on asphalt much more clearly than I have in other vehicles. This is not something that is annoying or distracting but was something that I showed some concern about when I was looking to buy it. However, I have heard that this is a common experience for those who own a Malibu. Any problems I have had with the car have been minimal and due to the fact that I bought it used. The main frustration I have with the vehicle is that the aux input does not work. I also had to replace a tire monitor sensor, but again, it was a very minor problem and was not related to anything actually wrong with the car itself. Overall, I have been very satisfied with this vehicle.

- Danielle R

Looks good and fun to drive, stereo could be better.

Performance is pretty good, has enough power while still getting good fuel economy. Reliability is alright so far, only owned the car for a few months. One time it refused to start for two days. Checked the plugs, coils, fuel pressure, etc.. and everything looked good. After plugging a diagnostic tool in it fired right up and has never had a problem since, must have been some electrical issue. The stereo is lacking in bass so if you're a basshead you'll want to add a subwoofer. It does have bluetooth and 3.5mm aux inputs. The seats are very comfortable and electronically adjustable. overall I like the way the car looks and drives. Complaints: It is annoying that they cover so much of the engine with the plastic intake housing so you have to take that off to get to anything. Also, the tensioner for the serpentine belt is very difficult to get to on this car.

- Vaughn W

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Compare Models & Key Features

2010 Chevrolet Malibu Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
LTZ
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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
LT w/2LT
Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$8,052 - $9,629
$8,332 - $9,733

Horsepower

Horsepower
169 - 252 hp
169 - 221 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 16
3.6L DOHC V6 VARIABLE VALVE TIMING SFI
ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 16
3.5L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING V6 SFI (E85)
3.5L V6 VARIABLE VALVE TIMING SFI
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional
Optional

Category Name: 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.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Category Name: 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

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3649 .lbs
3415 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
169 - 252 hp
169 - 221 hp

Torque

Torque
158 - 251 ft. lbs.
158 - 221 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.3 gal.
16.3 gal.

Combined

Combined
9 - 13 mpg
9 - 15 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
29 mpg

Category Name: Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

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

Category Name: Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Category Name: 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