LTZ 4dr Sedan
2009 Chevrolet Malibu

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Engine Engine 2.4LI-4
MPG MPG 22 City / 33 Hwy
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2009 Malibu Overview

The Chevrolet Malibu is a superb midsize sedan.Fitting in the lineup just below the larger Impala, the Malibu competes with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Ford Fusion.

The Malibu benefits from a completely re-engineered platform introduced for 2008 that resulted in smooth ride, quiet cabin, responsive handling, and effective crash performance.

All Malibu models are four-door sedans with front-wheel drive.

It's an attractive car with attractive pricing and good fuel economy: EPA ratings of 22/33 mpg for the four-cylinder with six-speed automatic, 17/26 mpg for the V6 engine and six-speed automatic, and 26/34 mpg for the Hybrid.

For 2009, the Malibu Hybrid improved by two miles per gallon, thanks to better control of the battery charging/discharging system and new low rolling-resistance tires.

We found the Malibu to be a smooth, comfortable sedan with plenty of power when equipped with the V6.It strikes a nice balance between well-controlled handling and a smooth ride.Overall, the new Malibu feels smooth and is pleasant to drive.

The cabin is nicely designed, attractive, and everything is easy to operate, though there are some hard plastics that detract from an otherwise first-rate interior.The seats are comfortable, with plenty of front seat room and a generous rear seat.

In short, we think the Chevy Malibu stands up well when held against the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord gold standards.Choosing among them largely comes down to nitpicking, splitting hairs and personal preference.Camry and Accord may have an edge on resale value, but they're also likely to come with higher price tags.In any case, we don't see the gap between this Chevrolet and the imports that we used to see.

The 2009 Malibu gets some new equipment.A six-speed automatic transmission is now offered for the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine.The four-cylinder engine comes standard on the 2009 Malibu LTZ.StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard on all 2009 models.The base model comes standard with 17-inch wheels instead of 16s, and a Bluetooth hands-free cell phone link is offered.
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2009 Malibu Overview

The Chevrolet Malibu is a superb midsize sedan.Fitting in the lineup just below the larger Impala, the Malibu competes with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Ford Fusion.

The Malibu benefits from a completely re-engineered platform introduced for 2008 that resulted in smooth ride, quiet cabin, responsive handling, and effective crash performance.

All Malibu models are four-door sedans with front-wheel drive.

It's an attractive car with attractive pricing and good fuel economy: EPA ratings of 22/33 mpg for the four-cylinder with six-speed automatic, 17/26 mpg for the V6 engine and six-speed automatic, and 26/34 mpg for the Hybrid.

For 2009, the Malibu Hybrid improved by two miles per gallon, thanks to better control of the battery charging/discharging system and new low rolling-resistance tires.

We found the Malibu to be a smooth, comfortable sedan with plenty of power when equipped with the V6.It strikes a nice balance between well-controlled handling and a smooth ride.Overall, the new Malibu feels smooth and is pleasant to drive.

The cabin is nicely designed, attractive, and everything is easy to operate, though there are some hard plastics that detract from an otherwise first-rate interior.The seats are comfortable, with plenty of front seat room and a generous rear seat.

In short, we think the Chevy Malibu stands up well when held against the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord gold standards.Choosing among them largely comes down to nitpicking, splitting hairs and personal preference.Camry and Accord may have an edge on resale value, but they're also likely to come with higher price tags.In any case, we don't see the gap between this Chevrolet and the imports that we used to see.

The 2009 Malibu gets some new equipment.A six-speed automatic transmission is now offered for the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine.The four-cylinder engine comes standard on the 2009 Malibu LTZ.StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard on all 2009 models.The base model comes standard with 17-inch wheels instead of 16s, and a Bluetooth hands-free cell phone link is offered.Hide Full Review