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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT

At a Glance

Pricing $19,645 - $27,095
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.4l I4, 2.4l I4 HEV, 3.6l V6
Transmissions A4, A6
Fuel Economy 17-24 (city), 26-32 (highway)

Overview Information

The Malibu is a solid midsize sedan from Chevrolet that offers great value. The 3rd generation Malibu is larger and offers more style than its predecessors did. Three trim levels are offered: LS, LT, and LTZ. The front-wheel-drive Malibu is offered with either a 164-bhp, 2.4L 4-cylinder or 252-bhp, 3.6L V6 engine. While a four-speed automatic is standard on the 2.4L Malibu LS and LT, V6 models and the 2.4L Malibu LTZ feature a 6-speed automatic. Four wheel disc brakes and ABS are standard. The interior of the Malibu is offered with a wide variety of color combinations, many unique within the class. A hybrid model is offered as well.

What Changed:

An all-new 3rd generation Malibu is offered for 2008. The new model is significantly longer in wheelbase and some 3 inches longer in overall length. The mid-sized, FWD sedan offers two powertrains: a 2.4L I4 coupled to a 4-speed automatic and a 3.6L V6 mated to a 6-speed automatic.

Official Word:

The all-new 2008 Chevrolet Malibu delivers great performance, fuel economy and refinement, wrapped in a clean, tailored design that carries the new face of Chevrolet. A broad range of detailed, well-appointed and efficient models is offered. "The 2008 Malibu rewrites Chevrolet's midsize car strategy, offering a stylish, uncompromising package that stacks up against the most popular competitors," said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager. "We know the competition is very good, and this new Malibu has the...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Malibu LS 2.4l I4 (169-bhp) A4 FWD 22/30/26 $19,645
Malibu 1LT 2.4l I4 (169-bhp) A4 FWD 22/30/26 $20,930
Malibu 2LT 2.4l I4 (169-bhp) A4 FWD 22/30/26 $22,785
Malibu 2LT 3.6l V6 (252-bhp) A6 FWD 17/26/21 $24,845
Malibu LTZ 3.6l V6 (252-bhp) A6 FWD 17/26/21 $27,095
Malibu LTZ 2.4l I4 (169-bhp) A6 FWD 22/30/26 $27,095
Malibu Hybrid 2.4l I4 HEV (164-bhp) A4 FWD 24/32/28 $23,640