2008 Chevrolet Malibu Classic  -  $20,970


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $20,970
Base Invoice: $19,954
Destination Charge: $650
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn LT
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 4dr Sdn LT
Transmission: Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive, includes electronic range selector
Engine: Engine, 3.5L V6 SFI (219 hp [163.3 kW] @ 5900 rpm, 219 lb-ft of torque [295.7 N-m] @ 3200 rpm)

Pros

Fuel economy; low price; smooth, quiet ride; unique.


Model Highlights

Chevrolet's 2008 Malibu Classic is overshadowed by the redesigned 2008 Malibu, but it still represents a viable choice in the mid-size sedan class. The only trim available is the LT sedan, which is powered by a 219-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine. Shifting duty is ably handled by a four-speed automatic transmission.

The LT is very well equipped, with cruise control, audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, a CD player, and power doors, locks, and mirrors. Safety items include traction control, anti-lock brakes, and front, side, and side curtain air bags.

An optional Luxury and Convenience Package includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, illuminated vanity mirrors, rear reading lights, front fog lamps, and 16-inch chrome wheels. Remote vehicle start, heated front seats, XM satellite radio, and a sunroof can all be added.


Model News

Chevy carried the 2007 Malibu forward into 2008 and renamed the model the Malibu Classic while they finalized the launch for the all-new 2008 Malibu. As one would expect, the Malibu Classic is nearly identical to last year's model, with the notable absence of the Malibu Maxx body style. Also, traction control and ABS are now standard on all models, and rear drum brakes have been upgraded to discs across the board. The LTZ and SS trims have been discontinued, leaving only the LT sedan.


Value Writeup

Chevrolet's 2008 Malibu Classic provides a comfortable ride, decent performance, and a generous list of standard features at a price that's lower than much of the competition. ABS, traction control, and four-wheel disc brakes are standard, which is notable in this segment at this price.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
288.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
448.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LZ4

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/214

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
219 @ 5900

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
219 @ 3200

Trans Order Code
MN5

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05

Total Cooling System Capacity
13.6 qts

EPA Classification
Midsize

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
101.4 ft³

Front Head Room
39.9 in

Front Leg Room
41.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.7 in

Front Hip Room
52.4 in

Second Head Room
37.6 in

Second Leg Room
38.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.1 in

Second Hip Room
52.0 in

Wheelbase
106.3 in

Length, Overall
188.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.9 in

Height, Overall
57.5 in

Track Width, Front
60.0 in

Track Width, Rear
59.3 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.1 in

Trunk Volume
15.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3297 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link

Front Tire Order Code
QPE

Rear Tire Order Code
QPE

Front Tire Size
P215/60R16

Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Steering Type
Electric Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.87 x 1.02 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.63 x 0.55 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver
Not Rated

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

Engine, 3.5L V6 SFI (219 hp [163.3 kW] @ 5900 rpm, 219 lb-ft of torque [295.7 N-m] @ 3200 rpm)

Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive, includes electronic range selector

Traction Control, all-speed

Front wheel drive

Battery, Maintenance free with rundown protection

Suspension, 4-wheel independent

Tires, P215/60R16 touring, blackwall

Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) custom spoke, painted Sterling Silver

Steering, Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Traction Control

Fascias, front and rear body-color

Moldings, body-color bodyside

Moldings, body-color rocker

Headlamps, halogen composite with crystalline-like lenses and automatic exterior lamp control

Daytime Running Lamps

Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding

Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted

Wipers, front intermittent, variable, speed-sensitive

Door handles, body-color

Seats, front bucket with Custom Cloth, reclining seatbacks and adjustable outboard head restraints

Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding seatback

Seat adjuster, driver power vertical height

Seat adjuster, driver manual lumbar control

Console, floor with floor shifter, integral armrest and storage compartment

Floor mats, carpeted front and rear

Steering column, tilt and telescopic

Steering wheel, 4-spoke leather-wrapped with mounted audio and cruise controls, includes leather-wrapped shift knob

Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, engine temperature, fuel, tachometer and PRNDL

Driver Information Center, with driver customization, warning messages and vehicle information

Windows, power with driver Express-Down and rear passenger lockout

Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and delayed locking

Remote Keyless Entry, enhanced with remote start enable

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed, includes cancel feature

Trunk release, power, interior

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, outside temperature display, trip odometer, Driver Information Center, warning messages and programmable menu functions

Audio system feature, 6-speaker system

Air conditioning, single-zone manual

Defogger, rear-window electric

Cup holders, dual front and rear

Power outlets, 2 auxiliary

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night

Visors, driver illuminated vanity mirror, non-illuminated passenger, covered

Assist handles, rear outboard

Lighting, interior with front reading lights

Map pocket, driver seatback

Map pocket, front passenger seatback

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, includes Traction Control

Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions with Passenger Sensing System (Head curtain side air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, includes front seat pretensioners

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats

Door locks, rear child security

Traction Control, all-speed

Daytime Running Lamps

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND AND VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR RHODE ISLAND
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, 3.5L V6 SFI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE
$0

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
SANDSTONE METALLIC
$0

 
WHITE
$0

 
AMBER BRONZE METALLIC
$0

 
SILVERSTONE METALLIC
$0

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
GOLDEN PEWTER METALLIC
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET WITH CUSTOM CLOTH
$0

 
TITANIUM, CUSTOM CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CASHMERE, CUSTOM CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER
$0

 
WHEELS, 16" (40.6 CM) CUSTOM SPOKE, PAINTED STERLING SILVER
$0

 
WHEELS, 16" (40.6 CM) CUSTOM SPOKE WITH BRIGHT CHROMED TRIM
$0

 
LUXURY AND CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
$595

 
VISORS, DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER ILLUMINATED VANITY MIRRORS, COVERED
$0

 
FOG LAMPS, FRONT, INTEGRAL IN FRONT FASCIA
$0

 
LIGHTING, INTERIOR REAR READING LIGHTS
$0

 
MIRROR, INSIDE REARVIEW AUTO-DIMMING
$0

 
REMOTE VEHICLE STARTER SYSTEM
$190

 
FRONT SEATING PACKAGE
$450

 
SUNROOF, POWER, TILT-SLIDING
$800

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$0

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO.
$200

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
SPOILER, REAR
$175

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

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