2011 Chevrolet Malibu Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$21,975-$27,165
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The Chevrolet Malibu is a midsize vehicle that was first launched in 1964. However, that rear-wheel drive model was very different from the front-wheel drive sedan that sits in showrooms today. The 2011 model, which is now in its seventh-generation, is due for replacement next year. As a result, Chevrolet only made minor changes this year, including new wheel designs and a new transmission.

The Malibu is sold in four trim levels: LS, 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ. Standard equipment on the LS model includes cloth upholstery, air conditioning, full power accessories, cruise control, 17-inch steel wheels, and more. The 1LT is upgraded with 17-inch alloy wheels, power-adjustable mirrors, and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. The 2LT models feature six-way power driver's seat, Bluetooth phone connectivity, heated front seats, chrome wheels, and more. The range-topping LTZ comes with leather upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, Bose premium sound, and unique cosmetic upgrades.

The Chevrolet Malibu is offered with two different engines. The standard powerplant is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that is rated at 169 horsepower. The optional engine, which is only offered on LT and LTZ trim levels, is a 3.6-liter, six-cylinder engine that generates 252 horsepower. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. All Malibu models are front-wheel drive. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu between 17 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, depending on powertrain.

The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu LS starts with a base price of about $22,500 and tops out with the Malibu LTZ, which starts around $27,500.

The Chevrolet Malibu is a midsize vehicle that was first launched in 1964. However, that rear-wheel drive model was very different from the front-wheel drive sedan that sits in showrooms today. The 2011 model, which is now in its seventh-generation, is due for replacement next year. As a result, Chevrolet only made minor changes this year, including new wheel designs and a new transmission.

The Malibu is sold in four trim levels: LS, 1LT, 2LT, and LTZ. Standard equipment on the LS model includes cloth upholstery, air conditioning, full power accessories, cruise control, 17-inch steel wheels, and more. The 1LT is upgraded with 17-inch alloy wheels, power-adjustable mirrors, and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. The 2LT models feature six-way power driver's seat, Bluetooth phone connectivity, heated front seats, chrome wheels, and more. The range-topping LTZ comes with leather upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, Bose premium sound, and unique cosmetic upgrades.

The Chevrolet Malibu is offered with two different engines. The standard powerplant is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that is rated at 169 horsepower. The optional engine, which is only offered on LT and LTZ trim levels, is a 3.6-liter, six-cylinder engine that generates 252 horsepower. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. All Malibu models are front-wheel drive. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu between 17 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, depending on powertrain.

The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu LS starts with a base price of about $22,500 and tops out with the Malibu LTZ, which starts around $27,500.

Available Trims for the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LS w/1LS (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21975.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
Name LT w/1LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22975.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
Name LT w/2LT (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25385.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
Name LTZ (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27165.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket with Custom Cloth reclining seatbacks and adjustable outboard head restraints
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding seatback
  • Seat adjuster, driver power vertical height
  • Seat adjuster, driver power 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
  • TAPshift manual shift control on shift knob
  • 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
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Trunk release, power, interior
  • Theft-deterrent alarm system, content theft alarm
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+
  • 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
  • Sill plate, bright accent
  • Lighting, ambient, front interior door handles
  • Seats, front bucket with UltraLux reclining seatbacks and adjustable outboard head restraints
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power
  • Steering wheel, 3-spoke leather-wrapped with mounted cruise controls
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down and Up and rear passenger lockout
  • Remote vehicle starter system includes enhanced Remote Keyless Entry
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with 8-point compass display
  • 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
  • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power
  • Seat adjuster, passenger 6-way power
  • Floor mats, premium carpeted front and rear
  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
  • Window shade backglass, manual, roll-away in rear shelf panel
  • Power Center, rear includes a 110-volt AC adapter with 3-prong outlet
  • Trunk mat, carpeted
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) fascia spoke Painted sterling silver trim.
  • Tires, 17" (43.2 cm) touring, blackwall
  • Tire sealant and inflator kit in place of spare tire (Deleted when (ZFH) compact spare tire is ordered.)
  • Fascia, front body-color
  • Fascia, rear body-color
  • Moldings, body-color rocker
  • Grille, Black with chrome surround
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with crystalline-like lenses and automatic exterior lamp control
  • Tail lamps, incandescent
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable Black, manual-folding
  • Glass, acoustic, laminated
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
  • Window trim, bright, side
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable, speed-sensitive
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) ultra bright aluminum
  • Fascia, front body-color with chrome accent
  • Fascia, rear body-color with chrome license plate bezel
  • Moldings, body-color rocker with bright inserts
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable body-color, manual-folding
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) Chrome-Tech aluminum
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) 10-spoke, bright finish aluminum
  • Tires, 18" (45.7 cm) touring, blackwall
  • Fascia, front body-color with integral fog lamps
  • Grille, Silver with chrome surround
  • Fog lamps, front, integral in front fascia
  • Tail lamps, LED illumination
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
  • Door handles, chrome
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder Variable Valve Timing MFI uses gasoline only (169 hp [126.0 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 160 lb-ft of torque [216.0 N-m] @ 4500 rpm) (Standard for Retail order types in all states. Standard for Fleet or Government order types ordering YF5 or NE1 emissions. Not available for Fleet or Government order types in Federal emissions states.)
  • Transmission, 6-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 , infinite assist for low and high speed maneuvers
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Chrome exhaust tip
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist, includes Traction Control
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • 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 outboard 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 in the appropriate infant, child, or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the O
    • Automatic Crash Response
    • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
    • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
    • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
    • 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
    • Tire Pressure Monitor
    • Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
    • Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
    • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
    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, auxiliary input jack and cross-band presets
    • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
    • XM Radio is standard on nearly all 2011 GM models and includes 3 months of trial service. Get over 170 channels, including: commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment, comedy, family and kids' channels, and much more. With XM's incredible range of programming, everything worth listening to is on XM (Requires a subscription sold separately by XM after the first 90 days. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia. Visit gm.xmradio.com for details.)
    • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
    • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
    • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with USB port, CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack and 36 cross-band presets
    • Audio system feature, Bose premium sound system

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