Original MSRP
$21,975 - $27,165
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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Original MSRP
$21,975 - $27,165
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

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.6 Comfort 3.9 Styling 4.3 Value 3.1

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Chevrolet Malibu Models & Trims

LS w/1LS $21,975
Horsepower: 169 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-Cyl
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LS w/1FL $22,055
Horsepower: 169 hp - 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-Cyl, Gas/Ethanol 4-Cyl
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT w/1LT $22,975
Horsepower: 169 hp - 170 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-Cyl, Gas/Ethanol 4-Cyl
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT w/2LT $25,385
Horsepower: 169 hp - 252 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-Cyl, Gas V6, Gas/Ethanol 4-Cyl
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17, 18 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LTZ $27,165
Horsepower: 169 hp - 252 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-Cyl, Gas V6, Gas/Ethanol 4-Cyl
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.13

323 Reviews

39% 40% 17% 2% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Sedan with comfy seats, slick body on the outside and tailored to how you want.

My 2011 Malibu was the perfect choice for me. I love the space from front to back and even the trunk space is very spacious. I have AUX cord and CD player access, which is ok but I do wish it had Bluetooth. Having to fuss with the cord while driving is no fun. It does have compartments on the dashboard which I love and it does have a middle console you can adjust back and FWD to fit your body. Only downfall the cup carriers in the front are too small and will only fit one unless you have 2 small cups or bottles. I really love this car otherwise from the long slick body of the outside of the car, to the spacious inside of the car. Good interior seats are comfortable and the wheel is perfect. Overall I would buy it again and again.

- Lea C

Luxury and safety coexist in this vehicle~.

I purchased a 2011 certified pre-owned Chevy Malibu and have had no problems with it at all! The luxury feel of this full sized sedan goes way beyond the price paid. With the ltz package that I have there's just about every bell and whistle that was available at that time. There is plenty of interior room, even in the backseat! The trunk has ample cargo space and with the 40/60 split backseat gives even more options to carry your cargo. I feel very safe in this vehicle. It has all of the expected safety equipment. In addition, I like the sight lines I have in this vehicle. The seat can be adjusted in such a way that it boosts me up to get a perfect view all around. I would highly recommend the 2011 Chevy Malibu!

- Joan E

Safe and stylish family friendly car.

The 2011 Chevy malibu had great gas mileage on the highway, but poor in the city. In order to repair a headlight, the entire bumper needs to be removed. This can be expensive and inconvenient. . The car is reliable and safe. It runs smoothly and runs off of synthetic oil. The interior is very spacious and can seat 5-6 persons. They have nice sound features when driving; increased speed increases the music and vice versa. . Overall, the car is suitably for a family of four, no more. It can only seat two standard car seats. The truck is a nice size, except the height is very narrow. For instance, a tote can not fit in the trunk. . However, this is an ideal car for safety and reliability.

- Dora H

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$21,975
$22,055

Horsepower

Horsepower
169 hp
169 - 170 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 16
ECOTEC 2.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4
ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/50R17
P225/50R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.3 in.
112.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.4 ft.
39.4 ft.

Length

Length
191.8 in.
191.8 in.

Width

Width
70.3 in.
70.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3432 .lbs
3432 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
169 hp
169 hp

Torque

Torque
160 ft. lbs.
160 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.4 gal.
16.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
28 mpg
28 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
33 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*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

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings