2009 Chevrolet Malibu Values
Continuing to ride the wave of its success as the 2008 North American Car of the Year, the midsize Chevrolet Malibu sedan offers minimal changes for 2009. Powered by a 169-hp four-cylinder engine delivering 160 lb-ft of torque paired to a four-speed automatic transmission, the front-wheel-drive Malibu also offers a 3.6L V6 engine with 252 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic with manual shift control. Inside, the five-passenger interior combines a quiet ride along with numerous comfort items and conveniences, including a premium audio system with standard XM satellite radio. EPA fuel economy estimates stand at 22 mpg city/30 mpg hwy for the four-cylinder, while the V6 earns a 17/26 mpg rating. Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid specifications, however, list 26 mpg city/34 mpg hwy, thanks to a gas-electric configuration featuring a small electric motor that starts the 2.4L four-cylinder gasoline engine and adds a small boost of power under high-load conditions; the gas engine generates 164 hp, rising to 169 hp when assisted by the electric motor. Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, traction control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags.Read more Read less
Following a complete redesign last year, the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu carries over with few major changes. Many exterior colors have been replaced, and side marker lamps and optional power-adjustable pedals have been deleted. The Power Convenience Package has added some features, including Bluetooth, 17-inch wheels replace 16-inch on the base LS, and StabiliTrak with brake assist and traction control is now standard across the model range. The 2.4L 4-cylinder is standard across the range, including the top-line LTZ, while the 6-speed automatic is now available on LT models and standard on the LTZ.
Stylish design; comfortable ride; affordable hybrid model; good power from V6; fuel efficiency in the 4-cylinder and hybrid.
Chevrolet's 2009 Malibu has established itself as stylish, comfortable, safe, and reliable transportation for a family that's concerned about low initial cost and low running costs. With plenty of standard convenience and safety features, crisp handling, and an array of powertrain options from fuel-sipping to pedal-mashing, the Malibu puts plenty of excitement into the Chevrolet lineup.
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