Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,319 - $14,728
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
182-259
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,319 - $14,728
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 37 HWY
Horsepower
182-259
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.5 Comfort 4.0 Styling 3.5 Value 2.9

Editor's Overview

Battling such major competitors as the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, the 2013 Chevy Malibu rises to the occasion with dramatic new styling, a lavish new interior and a host of cutting-e...

Chevrolet Malibu Models & Trims

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Reviews

4.29

379 Reviews

45% 43% 9% 2% 1%

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

A simple, reliable car for anywhere you go.

I really love my Chevy Malibu. I have had very few problems with it since it was purchased. It was bought used, but the car was still in very good condition. I have had some problems with the change oil light coming on for no apparent reason (since I had gotten my oil changed maybe 1000 miles previously). The ride is quite smooth and the amount of road noise on the highways I drive every day is pretty minimal. My husband and I took this car on a pretty long road trip a year ago and it worked beautifully. It fit all of our luggage, camping equipment, food and other supplies with room to spare. We drove through mountainous areas and for long stretches of time with no problem. We even got pretty good gas mileage when all was said and done. The sound system is not anything special, but that wasn't important to me at all. I think this will be a great family car when my husband and I decide to start a family. The seats are comfortable enough for my taste (remember the long road trip?) And I love that I can connect my phone so that I can answer a call without ever picking it up. Overall, I have enjoyed driving this car and do not see any reason not to recommend it to other buyers as of yet.

- Jess R

My Chevrolet Malibu: this car has been a great experience and price for me!

I use my Malibu mostly to go to work and back every day. We go shopping at least every two weeks and sometime every week. I have less than 28, 000 miles on it. I have gone on trips with it and I have not had any problems at all. I had to replace the brakes and rotors on it a year ago and I replaced the tires right before winter, the original tires Michelin" lasted the whole time and they still was good with around 6/32 of tread wear still on them before they was to fail the state inspection. I have only good things to say about Chevrolet Malibu" I have had vehicles that would have needed engine work done like spark plugs or computer issues. I have changed the oil every 4, 000 miles or less at that time I also rotated the tires and them re-balanced. I have been real lucky or just good at taking care of it. The car looks new still - interior is awesome - during the year I clean out the inside every week when it is warm enough. This car gets a 5 star rating from me and the wife - she really enjoys driving this car.

- Chuck B

It has not caused unnecessary trips to the dealers. This car loves to be driven!

The car has great performance and environment friendly. The reliability is without a doubt. Sitting in this car is like sitting in your living room on the couch. The space within the car is great. I feel safe, protected, and completely in control. The features offered are very nice. I got the most simplest package because I am young and don't have a lot of money to be spending on anything other than the bare minimum. With that being said, the bare minimum of this car is everything and more. The car also has an eco feature where the engine shuts off when you come to a complete stop. Like waiting at a red light or sitting to turn left, also in traffic. That feature is great because it saves me gas and money. This also aids in maintaining the vehicle's quality and ware. The car's size also does not make you feel threatened by bigger vehicles on the road. It takes up just the right amount of space. Not too big not too small.

- Ally B

Ranked #11 Midsize Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

2013 Chevrolet Malibu Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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2013 Chevrolet Malibu Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$9,319 - $11,064
$10,382 - $12,219

Horsepower

Horsepower
197 hp
182 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 4
ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4
Electric motor generator eAssist 15 kW
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
42.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39 in.
39 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.9 in.
36.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
37.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.3 cu. ft.
13.2 cu. ft.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.8 in.
107.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
191.5 in.
191.5 in.

Width

Width
73 in.
73 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3393 .lbs
3589 - 3602 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
197 hp
182 hp

Torque

Torque
191 ft. lbs.
171 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 gal.
15.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 17 mpg
13 - 19 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 mpg
37 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

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

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

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

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

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety