2008 Chevrolet Malibu Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$19,900-$27,095
$18,806-$25,605
19 /CITY / 28 /HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability
Available Trims for the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LS w/1LS (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 19900.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 18/29
Name Hybrid (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23895.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 24/32
Name LT w/1LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21185.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 18/29
Name LT w/2LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23040.00 Engine 3.5L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 18/29
Name LTZ (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27095.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
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Body & Interior Quality - Design
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Automotive Performance Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study by Category
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Overall Performance and Design
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Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) by Category
Feature and Accessory Dependability
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket with Custom Cloth reclining seatbacks and adjustable outboard head restraints
  • Custom Cloth seat trim
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding seatback
  • Seat adjuster, driver power vertical height
  • Seat adjuster, driver manual 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
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+
  • 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 with remote start enable
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Trunk release, power, interior
  • Theft-deterrent alarm system, content theft alarm
  • 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
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke with mounted audio and cruise controls
  • Instrumentation, unique, includes Charge/Assist gauge, Eco light and Autostop indicator, speedometer, fuel, tachometer and PRNDL
  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
  • Seats, front bucket with Sheer Suede reclining seatbacks and adjustable outboard head restraints
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power
  • Pedals, power-adjustable for accelerator and brake
  • Remote vehicle starter system includes enhanced Remote Keyless Entry
  • Sheer Suede seat trim
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped with mounted audio and cruise controls
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down and Up and rear passenger lockout
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with 8-point compass display
  • Universal Home Remote, includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered
  • Lighting, interior rear reading lights
  • Shift knob, leather-wrapped
  • Seats, front bucket with leather-appointed seating reclining seatbacks and adjustable outboard head restraints
  • Trunk mat, carpeted
  • Leather-appointed seating
  • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power
  • Seat adjuster, passenger 6-way power
  • Floor mats, premium carpeted front and rear
  • Instrumentation, uplevel cluster with accent lighting, includes speedometer, engine temperature, fuel, tachometer and PRNDL
  • Cargo net, trunk
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) fascia spoke, painted Sterling Silver
  • Tires, P215/60R16 touring, blackwall
  • Tire, compact spare
  • Fascias, front and rear body-color
  • Moldings, body-color rocker
  • Window trim, bright, side
  • Grille, Black with chrome surround
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with crystalline-like lenses and automatic exterior lamp control
  • Repeater lamps, side-mounted
  • Tail lamps, incandescent
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Black, manual-folding
  • Glass, acoustic, laminated front-side and windshield
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable, speed-sensitive
  • License plate bezel, chrome, rear
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) flangeless aluminum
  • License plate bracket, front
  • Moldings, body-color rocker with bright inserts
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) fascia spoke (Bright chrome trim.)
  • Tires, P225/50R17 touring, blackwall
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) ultra bright aluminum
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) 10-spoke, ultra bright aluminum
  • Tires, P225/50R18 touring, blackwall
  • Grille, Silver with chrome surround
  • Fog lamps, front, integral in front fascia
  • Tail lamps, LED illumination
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color, manual-folding
  • Door handles, chrome
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder MFI (169 hp [126.0 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 160 lb-ft of torque [216.0 N-m] @ 4500 rpm)
  • 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
  • Engine, Hybrid ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder MFI (164 hp [122.3 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 159 lb-ft of torque [214.7 N-m] @ 5000 rpm)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, Hybrid electronically controlled with overdrive
  • Hybrid Propulsion Electric System, includes 36 volt NiMH battery and tray
  • Inflator kit
  • Exhaust tip, chrome
  • Engine, 3.6L DOHC V6 SFI (252 hp [187.9 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 251 lb-ft of torque [338.9 N-m] @ 3200 rpm) (Includes (JF4) power-adjustable pedals)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic electronically controlled with overdrive
  • TAPshift manual shift control, on steering wheel
  • Steering, Hydraulic Power Steering (HPS) assist
  • Exhaust tips, chrome, dual
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Traction control, all-speed
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • Tire Pressure Monitor
    • OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan. Includes the innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation services which provide voice-guided directions (where available). Also includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands- Free Calling, AccidentAssist, Remote Horn and Lights, Information and Convenience Services, and Driving Directions (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. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Re
    • 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
    • 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
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist includes Traction Control
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • 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 and auxiliary input jack
    • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
    • XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)
    • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack
    • Audio system feature, premium sound system, amplified, 210 watts, 8 speakers including 2 subwoofers

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