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LS w/1LS Key Features & Specs

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New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18-22 City / 29-30 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder Variable Valve Timing MFI uses gasoline only (169 hp [126.0 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 160 lb-ft of torque [216.0 N-m] @ 4500 rpm) (Standard for Retail order types in all states. Standard for Fleet or Government order types ordering YF5 or NE1 emissions. Not available for Fleet or Government order types in Federal emissions states.)
  • 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 (Painted Sterling Silver trim)
  • Tires, P225/50R17 touring, blackwall
  • Tire sealant and inflator kit in place of spare tire (Deleted when (ZFH) compact spare tire is ordered.)
  • Fascia, front body-color
  • Fascia, rear body-color with chrome license plate bezel
  • Moldings, body-color rocker
  • 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
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
  • Window trim, bright, side
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable, speed-sensitive
  • 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, auxiliary input jack and cross-band presets
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • XM Radio is standard on more than 50 2010 GM models, including three trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels for virtually every music genre, all in amazing digital quality sound. Turn on your favorite sports, the biggest names in News, Talk and Comedy, family programming, exclusive concerts and original music series, wherever you go from coast to coast. Everything worth listening to is now on XM. (XM service available only in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. XM Radio subscription required and sold separately after trial period. Fees, taxes, and a one-time re-activation fee, may apply. Subscriptions governed by XM Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com. All fees and programming subject to change. Family programming Packages are available.)

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 power 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 range
  • 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 Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav (where available), Hands Free Calling, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, and Low Mileage Discount (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. Turn-by-Turn Navigation requires ABS and Directions and Connections plan. Not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.com for coverage map. Vehicle Diagnostics capabilities vary by model. Remote door unlock success varies with conditions. Ability to locate stolen vehicles varies with conditions. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.com for OnStar's Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations.)
  • 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

2010 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Reviews

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It is a nice, big car. Electrical problems.

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

I have had a lot of electrical problems with my 2010 Chevy Malibu. They are all problems that are recalls but they have been 'fixed' before. The brake lights work backwards a lot of the time, like they're on while pushing the gas but then off when apply the brake. I find it very dangerous and I have tried to have it fixed multiple times but the dealership was unable to find the problem. I cannot afford to keep having random things fixed until they find the problem. I contacted gm and they were unwilling to help me with repair bills, so it is still malfunctioning. Electrical problems are brake lights, headlights, airbags, aux port, speakers, rear defrost, Bluetooth calling, door remote.

- Nicole M

Practical and unexpectedly roomy.

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

The 2010 Chevy Malibu is fairly comfortable to drive. Four-cylinder model gets pretty decent Gas mileage but still has enough to get up and go to move when it needs to. There is enough space in the rear seat to accommodate three car seats and it's also comfortable to seat up to two full grown adults. Trunk space is never been an issue and I was pleasantly surprised by how much could be stowed away. It gave our van a run for its money in just the trunk space area. The ride overall isn't as smooth as I would like it to be but it is certainly not terrible. As a primary commuting car it's functional for both getting back-and-forth to work and carrying our family comfortably .

- Sam S

Good on gas but not enough power.

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

I have had my 2010 Chevy Malibu for just over 4 years now. It is not the worst car I have ever drove but I definitely will not ever purchase another. If you are looking to have a car with even just a little power do not pick this Malibu. 4 cylinder engine does not produce much. But all and all this car has been pretty reliable. No major costly problems. Mine has 135,000 miles on it. The transmission and motor both still sound pretty good. My biggest complaint would be changing a headlight bulb. You have to remove the entire bumper just to do so.

- Matt N

My dependable, economical Malibu

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

I 2010 Malibu Chevrolet. Had to replace battery and only been in shop for oil changes., and new tires and brake work one time car very good on gas, 30 mpg, and has plenty of legroom front and back seat. Climate control works very well, and has a lot of space for luggage on trips. I would not want to try to find another car that is this good for the money spend.

- Marie B

My car is great and I am so glad that I am lucky enough to have a car

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

The air conditioning does not work all of the time and during hot summers, it can be unbearable. With that being said, it is an older car so it does make sense. As for everything else, the pickup is not great but I do feel safe while driving the car. It is comfortable and has a working aux cord and the rest of the features are working. As a result, I like my car.

- Alyssa B

Runs Good In All types of Weather

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

The only problem that we have is the headlights keep going out To change the light you have to remove the bumper. This is a extra charge to put in the bulb. It does start up very well during all types of weather. It does well with gas mileage. The wheels and brakes held up good. When taking long trips it rides smooth.

- Marie G

Shiny Silver Safety Bullet

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

I have not experienced issues other than the headlight going out and some small riddles from the sunroof door. It rides smooth, is comfortable and very reliable. Some feature are automatic start with the key; I love to use this when it is cold out to warm it up before I have to leave or when it is hot to cool it down.

- Brandy B

My sporty charcoal gray Chevy Malibu.

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

It is used to mostly run errands travel about town etc. It gets approx 25 mpg in town is very sporty looking and has electric everything. I drive it almost everyday for long periods of time. I stay on the road and it is very comfortable and roomy. I would buy another Chevy Malibu if this one's ever does give out

- Terri H

Reliable perfect for small families

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

It's a really reliable car the only thing I don't like is the steering wheel starts to peel after a while, gas mileage is ok for the most part. Most parts that are need to repair my car are pretty affordable. Light cars with the light interior hold more heat the dark cars with dark interior

- Mia S

spacious in the backseat and in the trunk

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

I just got this car and love it. It's so much bigger than my old car. it's amazing for a family car. I haven't had any issues with my car. it's silver and has a lot of trunk space which I love! it's perfect for trips I can still fit luggage and the stroller!

- Brittany B

Sunroof, problems and reliability

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

I've had problems with Transmission and power steering in the pass. Luckily my car was under warranty and was fixed for free! The car hasn't gave me any other problems. Has been very reliable. No major problems. I really like the heated seats in the winter

- Steve D

This Chevy sedan offers the interior quality found in many cars in the class.

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

Very reliable and very good on gas. Has very Handsome design with modern interior also with comfortable ride and a large infotainment screen. This Chevy sedan just doesn't offer the athleticism or the interior quality found in many cars in the class.

- Nick W

I love the sunroof and the sporty look it has

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

Transmission is having some problems. It's not shifting on time and sticks a lot. Have trouble getting up to speed right away and does not upshift when needed. Have kept the maintenance up on it. They thought I might have issues with the fuel pump also

- Ashley C

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