2021 Chevrolet Malibu

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2021 Chevrolet Malibu Ratings
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Consumer Rating

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

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Best Midsize Car of 2021

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Midsize Car
#3 Chevrolet Malibu

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2021 Chevrolet Malibu after 90-days of ownership.
  • Getting in/out of the second row seats is rated as easier than most vehicles in this segment
  • High ratings for the sound of the vehicle's engine
  • Consumers give good ratings for the vehicle's brakes

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • The sound quality of the vehicle's audio system is rated lower than average
  • Customers give lower than average ratings for effectiveness of the vehicle's headlights
  • Owners give lower than average ratings for the quality of the materials used inside the vehicle

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 29


33 - 36


160 - 250


1 speed, Automatic, 9 speed, Automatic


Turbocharged Gas I4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2021 Chevrolet Malibu Review

The Chevrolet Malibu is on a mission to change the way you see midsize sedans. The sleek-looking sporty-riding Malibu offers fuel economy a full suite of safety features and all the technology you need to stay connected. Choose from five trims starting with the L and moving through the top-of-the-line Premier. Whether you’re going across town or across the country you’ll ride in style—and in comfort. Sophisticated satin chrome trim and impressively tailored soft-touch surfaces surround you and even rear-seat passengers enjoy generous leg room. Take calls and change radio stations using your voice or the touch-screen with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is included. All Malibus come with ten airbags and a high-strength steel frame. And electronic stability control and four-wheel antilock brakes. Available Driver Confidence packages4 add features like Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning Automatic Emergency Braking4 and Adaptive Cruise Control. Choose from a variety of colors options and accessories and build a Malibu that’s all yours. The Chevrolet Malibu. You can have it all!
Your Chevrolet Malibu is loaded with technology. Coffee shop Wi-Fi is history with the Malibu’s available Abuilt-in 4G Wi-Fi hotspot. Connect up to seven devices and surf away. Chevrolet Infotainment 3 brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility to a color touchscreen display. Access your Malibu even when you’re not in it. With the myChevrolet Mobile App you can control door locks and more from almost anywhere. Available Sirius XM Satellite Radio6 brings you more than a hundred and fifty channels of music news sports and more. The Chevrolet Malibu. Stay connected.
With its available advanced safety and driver assistance features your Chevrolet Malibu can help you avoid trouble. Something catches your attention and you don’t see the car slowing down in front of you. But available Forward Collision Alert does and available Automatic Emergency Braking can even apply the brakes if you don’t. We’ve all accidentally drifted out of our lane now and then. Available Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning gives audible and visual alerts and can even help steer you back. The Chevrolet Malibu. Mid-size sedan. Big-size safety.
With two powertrains available the Chevrolet Malibu gives you a choice of efficient and responsive driving experiences. Fuel-saving technologies like Variable Valve Timing and Automatic Stop-Start give the turbocharged 1.5-liter ECOTEC engine an impressive EPA-estimated 36 miles per gallon on the highway . Or if you want more power there’s the 250-horse two-liter ECOTEC engine and its nine-speed automatic transmission. And with a MacPherson Strut suspension up front and a tuned 4-link suspension in back your Malibu isn’t just comfortable it’s fun to drive. The Chevrolet Malibu. Built just for you.

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