2012 Chevrolet Malibu

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2012 Chevrolet Malibu Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize Car of 2012

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Midsize Car
#2 Chevrolet Malibu

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Chevrolet Malibu after 90-days of ownership.
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Flexibility of seat configurations
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Forward visibility

Performance Specs

MPG City

17 - 22


26 - 33


169 - 252


6 speed, Automatic w/manual shift


Gas 4-Cyl, Gas V6, Gas/Ethanol 4-Cyl


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Chevrolet Malibu Review

Meticulous attention to detail inside and out the 2012 Chevy Malibu. At 33 miles per gallon offers highway fuel economy that others can’t match. Malibu 2LT and LTZ features a smooth shifting 6 speed automatic transmission and a 3.6 liter engine with variable timing that can cruise over 500 miles on a single fill up. The flowing dual cockpit makes for a comfortable drive. Acoustic laminated glass helps create a barrier to keep out unwanted noise. Opt for XM radio 8 speaker Premium audio package a USB port and steering wheel controls to make your drive even sweeter. The Chevy Malibu was is a top safety pick ” and received the highest government safety rating 5 stars. features a high strength steel safety cage six airbags and OnStar Crash response to create the safest experience possible. Chevy Malibu is backed by the best coverage in America with the Chevy hundred thousand mile five year transferable powertrain warranty. The 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. More than you’d expect for less than you’d expect.

J.D. Power Award Winner

Quality Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the first 90 days of ownership

Dependability Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the past 12 months with their 3-year old vehicles
2012 Chevrolet Malibu JD Power Award Winner
2012 Chevrolet Malibu

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