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MSRP: $19,900 - $27,095 Find it Used
Bodystyles: Sedan, Hybrid
Classes: Mid-Size Sedan, Hybrid Sedan
Engines: 2.4l Hybrid (164hp)
2.4l 4-cyl. (169hp)
3.6l 6-cyl. (252hp)
EPA Mileage:
[mpg]
17 - 24 (City)
26 - 32 (Highway)
Our Rating:
Overview & Pictures
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Today the Chevy Malibu competes directly against the other mid-size sedans on the market, among them the , , , and .

The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu is an all-new model. This edition of the Malibu shares its underpinnings with the other GM cars mounted on the Epsilon front-drive platform, including the new , the new , the , the European-market , and the German . That's a fine group of cars to be associated with and the Chevy Malibu is expected to be the biggest seller among them.

Chevrolet says it has modified the platform with some extra strength and extra steel in the central tunnel area and the bodysides to help quiet the car and improve its crash performance. More quiet was added with composite inner fenders, thicker glass, and sprayed-on sound insulation throughout the body cavities. Still more quiet was engineered into the induction system, to make the engine sound powerful but quiet at full-throttle and during downshifts. It's a bigger car inside than the previous model, but it's smaller on the outside, although the design makes it look even longer than the outgoing car.

Specs & Features

The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu is available in 2 versions:
Sedan and Hybrid.

The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all of these versions. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu and their standard equipment and their prices below.

SedanHybrid

The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan is powered by a base 2.4-liter Inline-4 with 169 at 6,400 hp. Also available is a 3.6-liter V6 with 252 at 6,300 hp.

Standard safety equipment on the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan includes airbags in front with occupancy sensor on passenger side, front adjustable head restraints, side-impact airbags in front, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners, 3-point rear seat belts in all positions, anti-lock brakes (abs), child safety rear door locks, emergency communication system, rear head restraints, side-curtain airbags in front and rear, side-impact bars and traction control.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan Specs & Features

The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan is available in 4 trim levels:

Trim MSRP
Chevrolet Malibu LS$19,900
Chevrolet Malibu 1LT$21,185
Chevrolet Malibu 2LT$23,040
Chevrolet Malibu LTZ$27,095
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The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is powered by a 2.4-liter Inline-4 with 164 at 6,000 hp.

Standard safety equipment on the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid includes airbags in front with occupancy sensor on passenger side, front adjustable head restraints, side-impact airbags in front, height-adjustable front seatbelts with pretensioners, 3-point rear seat belts in all positions, anti-lock brakes (abs), brake assist, child safety rear door locks, electronic stability control, emergency communication system, rear head restraints, side-curtain airbags in front and rear, side-impact bars and traction control.

2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Specs & Features

The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid comes in only one trim level:

Trim MSRP
Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid$23,895
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