The Chevrolet Malibu in Chattanooga, TN is a midsize sedan that’s perfect for family-oriented drivers. Combining plenty of cabin space, reliable performance and a noise-dampening exterior, the Malibu provides a comfortable commute for both drivers and their passengers. With a presence in the segment since 1997 and nine generations of engineering and design history, finding a used Chevrolet Malibu model that’s right for you shouldn’t be a problem.
The Chevrolet Malibu’s design generations typically last about three or four years. In each model year, the Malibu is available in multiple trim levels, each offering a unique set of standard and optional features. Multiple engine options exist as well. Storage space, driver assistance features, entertainment/information technology and safety features will vary between model years and trims.
Chevrolet Malibu Engine Options & Available Features
The previous generation (2013-2015) of Chevrolet Malibu models are powered by a four-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine that generates 196 horsepower. Also available is the optional turbocharged, four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine with 259 horsepower. Six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive were standard in this generation.
Four trim levels were available for 2013-2015 Malibu models: LS, LT, LTZ and Eco. In addition, the LT trim came in three sublevels: 1LT, 2LT and 3LT. Features for this generation include alloy wheels, a power driver-seat height adjuster, dual-zone automatic climate control, a seven-inch touchscreen display, upgraded audio system, USB connectivity and smartphone integration.
The 2008-2012 Malibu generation are also offered in four trims (LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ) and with two engine options. The standard engine for 2009-2012 models is a four-cylinder, 2.4-liter engine which offers 169 horsepower. Also available is a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 252 horsepower.
Used Chevrolet Malibu safety features may include: Stability control, traction control, child seat anchors, a remote anti-theft system and emergency braking assist.