2010 Chevrolet Malibu  -  $22,545


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,545
Base Invoice: $21,454
Destination Charge: $720
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn LS w/1LS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 22 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: LS
Transmission: Transmission, 4-speed automatic electronically controlled with overdrive
Engine: Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder Variable Valve Timing MFI uses gasoline only (169 hp [126.0 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 160 lb-ft of torque [216.0 N-m] @ 4500 rpm) (Standard for Retail order types in all states. Standard for Fleet or Government order types ordering YF5 or NE1 emissions. Not available for Fleet or Government order types in Federal emissions states.)

Pros

Stylish design; comfortable ride; powerful V6; fuel efficiency


Model Highlights

The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu comes in three different trim levels--LS, LT, and LTZ. Standard on each model is a 169-hp, 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, which can now run on an E85 ethanol/gasoline blend. A 252-hp, 3.6L V6 with variable valve timing is optional on the LT and LTZ trims. Four-cylinder LS and LT models get a 4-speed automatic transmission, though a 6-speed automatic is optional on the LT and standard on the LTZ. With the 4-cylinder engine, the Malibu achieves respectable fuel-efficiency ratings of 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway.

Inside and out, the Malibu's lines are modern and attractive, with great attention to detail. The flowing instrument panel forms a "dual cockpit" design. LTZ models get front fog lamps and attention-getting LED rear lamps.

With its 4-wheel independent suspension and either 17- or 18-inch wheels, the Malibu offers a smooth ride and sporty handling response, due to a standard rear stabilizer bar. Four-cylinder models have electric variable-assist power steering, while V6 models have hydraulic power steering.

Interiors in LS and LT Malibus are cloth, while the LTZ offers standard leather seating. Gauges are displayed with distinctive blue backlighting. Available ambient lighting backlights the center console and door pulls, and the overhead console in LTZ models bathes the center console area with LED light.

All Malibu models, including the base LS, come quite well equipped, with cruise control, remote keyless entry, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and an MP3-compatible CD audio system. Top LTZ models include heated front seats, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, a 6-CD stereo and a remote starter system. XM satellite radio is available on all Malibus. A power sunroof is optional across the range, and the upgraded stereo is optional on LS and LT models.

Front passenger airbags, head-curtain side airbags covering front and rear outboard seats, and seat-mounted thorax-protecting air bags are standard for all models. Additionally StabiliTrak electronic stability control is standard across the Malibu range, and it incorporates brake assist and traction control.

GM's OnStar system is standard on all Malibu models.


Model News

The biggest news for the 2010 Malibu is that Chevrolet has dropped the Malibu Hybrid from its lineup. In the rest of the Malibu model range, a power-adjustable lumbar support is now standard, a 6-speed transmission is standard on the 4-cylinder LT, and the power mirror switches have been relocated to the door armrest. The 2.4-liter Ecotec engine now includes E85 FlexFuel capability.

New colors include White Diamond, Taupe Gray Metallic and Mocha Steel Metallic, while several colors have been dropped.


Value Writeup

Chevrolet's 2010 Malibu has established itself as stylish, comfortable, safe and reliable transportation for a family 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.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2

EPA Classification
Midsize

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
358.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
489.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LE5

Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl

Displacement
2.4L/146.5

Fuel System
MFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4500

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)
3.91

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.5 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
97.7 ft³

Front Head Room
39.4 in

Front Leg Room
42.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in

Front Hip Room
53.0 in

Second Head Room
37.2 in

Second Leg Room
37.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.9 in

Second Hip Room
52.1 in

Wheelbase
112.3 in

Length, Overall
191.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.3 in

Height, Overall
57.1 in

Track Width, Front
59.6 in

Track Width, Rear
60.0 in

Trunk Volume
15.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3415 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.87 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.75 in

Front Tire Size
P225/50R17

Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.4 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
11.65 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.87 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.3 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Miles/km
36,000

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V252000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 14, 2014

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL, EXTERIOR LIGHTING, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,440,524

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2004-2012 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles manufactured May 16, 2003, through October 11, 2012, 2004-2007 Malibu Maxx vehicles manufactured June 25, 2003, through April 5, 2007, 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 vehicles manufactured May 26, 2004, through January 4, 2010, and 2007-2010 Saturn Aura vehicles manufactured April 24, 2006, through May 26, 2009. In the affected vehicles, increased resistance in the Body Control Module (BCM) connection may result in voltage fluctuations in the Brake Apply Sensor (BAS) circuit. These fluctuations can cause one or more of these conditions: the brake lights to illuminate without the brake pedal being pushed; the brake lights to not illuminate when the pedal is pushed; difficulty disengaging the cruise control; moving the gear shifter out of the 'PARK' position without pushing the brake; and disablement of crash avoidance features such as traction control, electronic stability control, and panic braking assi...

Consequence
Any of the above failure conditions increases the risk of a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will attach the wiring harness to the BCM with a spacer, apply dielectric lubricant to both the BCM and harness connector and the BAS and harness connector, and will relearn the brake pedal home position, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 1-800-762-2737 (Pontiac), 1-800-553-6000 (Saturn). GM's number for this recall is 13036.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V460000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 18, 2012

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

Potential Number of Units Affected
426,240

Summary
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Saturn Aura and model year 2008-2010 Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6 vehicles, equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission. On these vehicles, the tabs on the transmission shift cable end may fracture and separate.

Consequence
If the tabs were to fracture and separate, the shift lever and the actual position of the transmission gear may not match. The driver would be able to move the shifter to 'PARK' and remove the ignition key, but the transmission gear may not be in 'PARK.' The vehicle may not be able to be restarted and the vehicle could roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible crash without prior warning.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a retainer over the cable end or replace the shift cable as necessary. This service will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, November 12, 2012. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300.

General Motors safety recall number 12106. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

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, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder Variable Valve Timing MFI uses gasoline only (169 hp [126.0 kW] @ 6400 rpm, 160 lb-ft of torque [216.0 N-m] @ 4500 rpm) (Standard for Retail order types in all states. Standard for Fleet or Government order types ordering YF5 or NE1 emissions. Not available for Fleet or Government order types in Federal emissions states.)

Transmission, 4-speed automatic electronically controlled with overdrive

Front wheel drive

Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection

Suspension, 4-wheel independent

Steering, Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) fascia spoke (Painted Sterling Silver trim)

Tires, P225/50R17 touring, blackwall

Tire sealant and inflator kit in place of spare tire (Deleted when (ZFH) compact spare tire is ordered.)

Fascia, front body-color

Fascia, rear body-color with chrome license plate bezel

Moldings, body-color rocker

Grille, Black with chrome surround

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

Tail lamps, incandescent

Mirrors, outside power-adjustable Black, manual-folding

Glass, acoustic, laminated

Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted

Window trim, bright, side

Wipers, front intermittent, variable, speed-sensitive

Door handles, body-color

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack and cross-band presets

Audio system feature, 6-speaker system

XM Radio is standard on more than 50 2010 GM models, including three trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels for virtually every music genre, all in amazing digital quality sound. Turn on your favorite sports, the biggest names in News, Talk and Comedy, family programming, exclusive concerts and original music series, wherever you go from coast to coast. Everything worth listening to is now on XM. (XM service available only in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. XM Radio subscription required and sold separately after trial period. Fees, taxes, and a one-time re-activation fee, may apply. Subscriptions governed by XM Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com. All fees and programming subject to change. Family programming Packages are available.)

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 power lumbar control

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

Steering column, tilt and telescopic

Steering wheel, 3-spoke with mounted cruise controls

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

Driver Information Center with driver customization, warning messages and vehicle information including outside temperature display, trip odometer and programmable menu functions

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

Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and delayed locking

Remote Keyless Entry, enhanced range

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Trunk release, power, interior

Theft-deterrent alarm system, content theft alarm

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

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 and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered

Lighting, interior with front reading lights

Map pockets, driver and front passenger seatbacks

StabiliTrak, stability control system with brake assist, includes Traction Control

Daytime Running Lamps

Air bags, dual-stage frontal, and thorax side-impact, driver and front passenger, and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions includes 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 child's 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 vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

OnStar, 1-year of Directions and Connections plan. Includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, innovative easy to use Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav (where available), Hands Free Calling, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, and Low Mileage Discount (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Turn-by-Turn Navigation requires ABS and Directions and Connections plan. Not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.com for coverage map. Vehicle Diagnostics capabilities vary by model. Remote door unlock success varies with conditions. Ability to locate stolen vehicles varies with conditions. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.com for OnStar's Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations.)

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

Trunk emergency release handle

Tire Pressure Monitor

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

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

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
ENGINE, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC, 16-VALVE, 4-CYLINDER VARIABLE VALVE TIMING MFI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC
$0

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
TIRE SEALANT AND INFLATOR KIT CONFIRMATION
$0

 
TIRE, COMPACT SPARE AND JACK ASSEMBLY
$100

 
SILVER ICE METALLIC
$0

 
IMPERIAL BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
SUMMIT WHITE
$0

 
GOLD MIST METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK GRANITE METALLIC
$195

 
TAUPE GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
MOCHA STEEL METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
COCOA/CASHMERE, CUSTOM CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TITANIUM, CUSTOM CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD PLAYER AND MP3 PLAYBACK
$0

 
LPO, CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
$185

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
LPO, CHROME EXHAUST TIP
$120

 
LPO, REAR SPOILER
$385

 
MOLDINGS, BODY-COLOR BODYSIDE
$150

 
LPO, FRONT AND REAR SPLASH GUARDS, MOLDED
$185

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$15

 
BLUETOOTH FOR PHONE, PERSONAL CELL PHONE CONNECTIVITY TO VEHICLE AUDIO SYSTEM AND HMI (HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE)
$115

 
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS, MOUNTED AUDIO CONTROLS
$0

 
FLOOR MATS, CARPETED FRONT AND REAR
$80

 
LPO, 2-WAY ADVANCED REMOTE START
$405

 
LPO, CARGO NETS, 2, SIDE, RIGHT-HAND AND LEFT-HAND
$55

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0


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