2008 Chevrolet Malibu

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2008 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.
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

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Best Midsize Car of 2008

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2008 Chevrolet Malibu after 90-days of ownership.
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Ease of loading/unloading trunk/hatch
  • Forward visibility
  • Vehicle's handling on curves

Performance Specs

MPG City

17 - 24


26 - 32


164 - 252


4 speed, Automatic w/OD, 6 speed, Automatic w/OD


Gas 4-Cyl, Gas V6, Gas/Electric 4-Cyl


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2008 Chevrolet Malibu Review

Introducing the 2009 Chevy Malibu: it’s the car your left brain and right foot can agree on. Styling is dominated by clean tailored lines and fluid curves. And the interior styling offers a harmonious flowing dual cockpit that surrounds you with a cast-skin upper instrument panel and door trim cues that signal refinement and attention to detail. The goal of outstanding driving dynamics is made real by two powerful DOHC engines a 112-inch wheelbase and StabiliTrak Stability Control that’s standard on LT and LTZ. A six-speed automatic transmission is included with the dual overhead cam V6 powertrain and available with the dual overhead cam four-cylinder engine. The Malibu is backed by the GM 100 000 mile/5-year Power train Limited Warranty. Adding to your driving experience is acoustic laminated glass that helps insulate you from road noise. You’ll find standard OnStar with a one-year Safe & Sound Plan and XM Satellite Radio on all trim levels. The 2009 Chevy Malibu! It’s where logic and emotion come to a meeting of the minds.

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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
2008 Chevrolet Malibu JD Power Award Winner
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