2015 Chevrolet Malibu  -  $24,560


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $24,560
Base Invoice: $23,492
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn LT w/1LT
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 29 | City: 25 | Hwy: 36
Body Style: 1LT
Transmission: Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically-controlled with overdrive
Engine: Engine, ECOTEC 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder DI with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and intake Variable Valve Lift (iVVL) and NEW auto stop/start (196 hp [146.2 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 191 lb-ft of torque [257.9 N-m] 4400 rpm)

Pros

Fuel-efficient powertrains; fresh, contemporary styling; MyLink and 4G LTE connectivity; improved ride and handling


Model Highlights

The standard powertrain for most of the Malibu lineup in 2015 is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine has direct injection and overhead cams, with stop/start technology. It makes 196 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque on regular-grade gas. The premium engine is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder which makes 259 horsepower and 295 pound-feet. It is also mated to a 6-speed automatic. Both engines return relatively good fuel economy, with the 2.5L achieving up to 36 mpg on the highway.

The 2015 Malibu comes in a full range of trims, including basic LS, mid-range LT and top-of-the-line LTZ. Remote keyless entry, cruise control and tilt/telescopic steering adjustment are among many standard features at the base LS level, while LT models include upgraded wheels, Bluetooth, projector headlamps plus optional step-up packages that include heated seats and remote start. The LTZ includes more luxurious dress-ups, heated side mirrors, power leather seats and automatic climate control. LT and LTZ trims include MyLink, a touch-screen-based system that serves as a hub for hands-free connectivity with smartphones, or media players connected by USB cable. It has integrated applications for Pandora and Stitcher internet radio services. Available on all Malibu trims via OnStar is 4G LTE WiFi, which turns the car in to a hotspot.

Across the model line, the Malibu gets a swoopy dual-cockpit interior design, with quality materials; its exterior design also fits in with other Chevy models like the Camaro and Cruze. One of the design highlights of the interior is a radio face that swivels outward, then up and in, to reveal a large storage space behind.

There are eight standard airbags on all 2015 Malibu models, and separate rear thorax bags will also be optional. A safety package is available, featuring a blind spot warning system, rear cross traffic detection and forward collision alert. A rear view camera is also available.


Model News

Following a redesign in 2013 and several updates last year, the Chevrolet Malibu sees only minor changes for 2015. Among them, the battery-assisted Malibu Eco trim is discontinued, while OnStar now features 4G LTE connectivity, allowing the Malibu to serve as a WiFi hotspot.


Value Writeup

The 2015 Malibu competes with mid-size 4-door sedans such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata. With its 2013 redesign, and even more so with the new 4G LTE connectivity, the Malibu is being reconfigured more toward busy, always-connected parents and those who place a priority on fuel efficiency.

For that, at somewhat less than the Camry Hybrid or Fusion Hybrid, the Malibu stands out as a strong value -- especially for those who plan to do more mileage on the highway.

The Malibu should also hit the mark for shoppers who want a fresh design, as well as those who need to stay connected. Design-wise, the Malibu looks up-to-date with the rest of the Chevrolet lineup. And with the standard MyLink system, drivers can get simple hands-free calling functions as well as entertainment through streaming-audio apps.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1

EPA Classification
Midsize Cars

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
36 MPG

Cruising Range - City
462.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
29 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
666.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LKW

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.5L/150

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
196 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4400

Trans Order Code
MNH

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.5 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
100.3 ft³

Front Head Room
39.00 in

Front Leg Room
42.10 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.50 in

Front Hip Room
55.00 in

Second Head Room
37.50 in

Second Leg Room
36.80 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.10 in

Second Hip Room
54.30 in

Wheelbase
107.80 in

Length, Overall
191.50 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.00 in

Height, Overall
57.60 in

Track Width, Front
62.20 in

Track Width, Rear
62.00 in

Trunk Volume
16.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3439 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Four-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 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 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
11.7 x -TBD- in

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Maintenance Years
2

Corrosion Years
6

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Maintenance Miles/km
24,000

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V164000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 23, 2015

Component
VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected
87,063

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles October 24, 2011, to March 5, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the Slide or Tilt switch for the roof panel may not be adequately recessed to prevent the switch from inadvertently being pressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 118, "Power-Operated Window, Partition, and Roof Panel Systems."

Consequence
The Slide or Tilt roof panel switch may inadvertently be pressed and the roof panel may auto-close unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a pinch injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the Body Control Module (BCM) software to remove auto-close feature for certain switch positions, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15176.

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
15V666000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 16, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
395

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro, Equinox, Malibu, and GMC Terrain vehicles. The affected vehicles have front seat-mounted side impact air bags whose inflator may rupture upon its deployment.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of one or both of the side impact air bags, the air bag's inflator may rupture and the air bag may not properly inflate. The rupture could cause metal fragments to strike the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death. Additionally, if the air bag does not properly inflate, the driver or passenger is at an increased risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side impact air bag modules, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 19, 2015. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 01320.

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
16V502000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 05, 2016

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
7,620

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick Verano and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in PARK. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

Consequence
If the key is removed without the transmission in PARK, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buiick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.

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.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
11.1%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

Engine, ECOTEC 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder DI with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and intake Variable Valve Lift (iVVL) and NEW auto stop/start (196 hp [146.2 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 191 lb-ft of torque [257.9 N-m] 4400 rpm)

Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically-controlled with overdrive

Gear select, manual mode

Front wheel drive

Battery, 95AH

Suspension, front, MacPherson strut

Suspension, rear 4-link

Steering, power, non-variable ratio, electric, rack-mounted

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc

Brake lining, high-performance, noise and dust performance with FNC rotors

Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) aluminum

Tires, P215/60R16 all-season, blackwall

Wheel, spare, not desired

Tire, spare, not desired

Tire sealant and inflator kit

Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control

Headlamps, projector type

Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable with integrated turn signals, body-color

Glass, solar absorbing

Window trim, bright, side

Wipers, front intermittent with structureless wiper blades

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback Radio Data System (RDS) and auxiliary input jack (Includes (UDY) 7" diagonal color touch-screen display.)

SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2015 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus you can listen to SiriusXM Internet Radio everywhere on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue listening after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)

Audio system feature, 6-speaker system

Audio system feature, USB port located in center console

Audio system feature, display, 7" diagonal, touch-screen, color located on center stack, rotates upward for storage behind

Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones

Chevrolet MyLink includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; voice recognition for phone, music and radio; Pandora and Stitcher smartphone compatible; Gracenote (Playlist+, Album Art); software updatable for radio software and Gracenote database (Included with (UFU) AM/FM stereo with CD player.)

Gracenote database (Playlist+, Album Art)

Voice recognition for phone, music and radio

Seats, front bucket

Trim, seat, Premium Cloth

Seat adjuster, driver, 4-way manual, 2-way power vertical

Seat adjuster, front passenger, 4-way manual

Head restraints, 2-way adjustable (up/down), front

Seat, rear, 60/40 split-folding

Armrest, center, rear with cup holders

Floor mats, carpeted front and rear

Steering wheel, 3-spoke

Steering column, tilt and telescopic

Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and cruise controls

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

Driver Information Center, color display includes trip/fuel information, vehicle information and vehicle messages

Windows, power with Express-Down on all

Door and window locks, rear child security

Remote Keyless Entry includes panic alarm button

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Trunk release, power located in CHMSL decklid, push button open on key fob

Compass display

Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm

Air conditioning with humidity sensor

Defogger, rear-window

Power outlets, 2 auxiliary 1 in integrated center stack, 1 in center console

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night

Console, overhead

Storage, innovative hidden storage behind 7" diagonal touch screen, large storage in front and rear door panels, and console storage

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors

Lighting, interior with theater dimming and delayed entry/exit

Lighting, Ice Blue ambient lighting, instrument panel, shifter and front door handles

Map pockets, driver and front passenger seatbacks

Coat hooks, driver- and passenger-side rear

Dead pedal, driver

Brake Assist, panic

Braking control, ECM grade

StabiliTrak, stability control system

Daytime Running Lamps

Air bags, 10 total, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

OnStar Directions and Connections plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. Visit www.onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)

OnStar with 4G LTE provides a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds (Included and only available with (UE1) OnStar. Visit www.onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. 4G LTE service available in select markets. 4G LTE performance based on industry averages and vehicle systems design. Some services require data plan.)

Safety belts, 3-point, all positions

Safety belt pretensioners, driver and front passenger

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

Tire Pressure Monitor System

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

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

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
ENGINE, ECOTEC 2.5L DOHC 4-CYLINDER DI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ELECTRONICALLY-CONTROLLED
$0

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
WHEELS, 16" (40.6 CM) ALUMINUM
$0

 
WHEELS, 17" (43.2 CM) 5-SPOKE PAINTED ALUMINUM
$0

 
TIRES, P215/60R16 ALL-SEASON, BLACKWALL
$0

 
TIRES, P225/55R17, ALL-SEASON BLACKWALL
$0

 
SILVER ICE METALLIC
$0

 
SUMMIT WHITE
$0

 
ASHEN GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
CHAMPAGNE SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BUTTE RED METALLIC
$0

 
ATLANTIS BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK GRANITE METALLIC
$225

 
SABLE METALLIC
$395

 
AUTUMN BRONZE METALLIC
$395

 
IRIDESCENT PEARL TRICOAT
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET
$0

 
JET BLACK, PREMIUM CLOTH/LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
JET BLACK/TITANIUM, PREMIUM CLOTH/LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
COCOA/LIGHT NEUTRAL, PREMIUM CLOTH/LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

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

 
OPTION/PACKAGE DISCOUNT
$-670

 
POWER CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
$1,425

 
STYLE AND TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE (1LT)
$3,420

 
LPO, ALL-WEATHER MAT PROTECTION PACKAGE
$200

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
LPO, 18" TIRES, P235/50R18
$0

 
LPO, 18" (45.7 CM) ALUMINUM WHEELS.
$3,730

 
LPO, 18" (45.7 CM) ALUMINUM WHEELS.
$2,730

 
SUNROOF, POWER
$1,000

 
LPO, REAR SPOILER, BODY COLOR, FLUSHMOUNT
$400

 
MOLDINGS, BODY-COLOR BODYSIDE
$0

 
LPO, FRONT AND REAR SPLASH GUARDS
$170

 
LPO, CHROME MIRROR CAPS
$120

 
LPO, CHROME DOOR HANDLES
$225

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$15

 
SEAT ADJUSTER, DRIVER 8-WAY POWER
$0

 
SEAT ADJUSTER, DRIVER POWER LUMBAR
$0

 
LPO, ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$140

 
LPO, ALL-WEATHER CARGO MAT, BLACK
$80

 
LPO, STAINLESS STEEL DOOR SILL PLATES
$110

 
REMOTE VEHICLE STARTER SYSTEM
$0

 
UNIVERSAL HOME REMOTE
$0

 
MIRROR, INSIDE REARVIEW AUTO-DIMMING
$0

 
LPO, AMBIENT LIGHTING
$545

 
LPO, PEDAL COVER SET
$170

 
LPO, CARGO ORGANIZER
$140

 
CARGO CONVENIENCE NET, TRUNK
$0

 
REAR VISION CAMERA
$0

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
PENNSYLVANIA COST SURCHARGE
$0


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