The Chevrolet Malibu first debuted in 1964 as a powerfully stylish 2 door sedan. This was the well known identity of the Chevy Malibu until 1983, a muscle car that was initially introduced as the top of the line Chevelle. The Malibu's of this generation were built during a time period when a younger generation of drivers and collectors were enthralled with the cosmetic details and robust power of the muscle car era and the Malibu itself. The earlier generations of Malibu's are still found revving their engines and proudly displayed at car shows and exhibits across the country.
The Chevrolet Malibu name was revived in 1997 as a front wheel drive mid sized family sedan. Much more attractive to cost conscious consumers who needed more power than a 4 cylinder could deliver and more room than can be found in compact cars, the rebirth of the Malibu was a clear cut example of the changes in society and economics. Once a proud gas guzzling performance car, the Malibu would now compete in the family sedan market.
The 2007 Chevrolet Malibu is available in four trim levels and as a 4 door sedan or the 5 door hatchback, known as the Malibu Maxx. 3 engine choices, front wheel drive and a variety of safety and security features made the Malibu a popular choice amongst young families and satisfied those who were not interested in the ever growing SUV type vehicle. Competitive pricing and convenient features such as the OnStar navigation system helped to make the 2007 Malibu a popular choice amongst those seeking a safety conscious and comfortable mid-sized sedan.
An all new Malibu is expected for 2008, though details at this point are vague. It is very feasible to imagine the Malibu will once again change with the times and provide the auto buying public with what is necessary in this day and age.
Chevrolet Malibu Reviews
2013 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2013 Chevy Malibu has most of the things consumers look for in a modern mid-sized sedan. It's sleek, stylish, fuel-efficient and affordable. In fact, most consumers will be pleased - and astonished - to know that this years Malibu starts at just $22,390. It comes available to potential car buyers in 11 flattering colors and can attain a shockingly high 37 MPG on the highway! If that's not fuel efficient then we don't know what is. On Kelley Blue Book, the 2013 Malibu received a consumer rating of 8.7 out of 10 points. This years Malibu is also available in hybrid, with the Eco models. Like many modern cars on the road today, the 2013 Chevy Malibu comes equipped with bi-xenon headlights. These headlights provide nearly 3 times better illumination than standard HID lamps. While the exterior design of the Malibu is fairly average, the interior is lavishly decked out.
You wouldn't expect a vehicle that starts at just over $22,000 to be very luxurious on the interior, however Chevy managed to make it so with the 2013 Malibu. more
2012 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2012 Chevrolet Malibu remains a top contender in the affordable mid-sized car class for its outstanding credentials as a reliable car for families even if reviewers do feel it's time for the model to have a refresh or risk losing popularity for dated styling.
2011 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu has moved down to the mid-ranges of the affordable mid-sized car class after showing the competition how things should be done in the genre.
2010 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu is a middle sized classy sedan that represents loads of excellence. It fits into the Chevy lineup directly underneath the bigger Impala.
2009 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a four-door full-size sedan that continues to turn heads. With room for up to five passengers, the Malibu is a great pick for families, and eco-friendly consumers will be pleased with the I4 engine selections and the hybrid edition.
2008 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size class family sedan with the feel of a luxury car, but without the price to go with it. It has been redesigned this year to put it at the front of the pack in this class of cars in style, looks and performance.
2007 Chevrolet Malibu
The 2007 Chevrolet Malibu is a four-door sedan starting at $17,805 while the five-door Malibu Maxx begins at $21,225. There are six models across the Malibu line -- the LS, LT, LTZ, SS, Maxx LT, Maxx LTZ, and Maxx SS.