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1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Hardtop Coupe

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Hardtop Coupe

Note: The following story was excerpted from the October 2019 issue of  Collectible Automobile magazine

Do you still want my old car? I’m at the beauty shop and it won’t crank. If you can get it home, it’s yours.” With that, Kevin and Kelly Sheehan of Harleton, Texas, became the owners of this 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu Sport Coupe.

Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Blue Velvet Metallic

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid in Blue Velvet Metallic

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid    2015 Audi Q5

Class: Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 110

Fuel Used: 2.5 gallons

1976 Malibu vs. 2016 Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu Standard-Equipment

Which Malibu represents the better value?

New cars cost a lot. The statement is based on more than anecdotal evidence. Based on the current rate of inflation, the average transaction price of a new vehicle will pass the $35,000 mark some time late this year or in early 2017—and for most folks, that’s a lot of bread.

According to the U.S. Government, the average household income (HHI) in America is about $53,000. It only takes a little calculator time to determine that the average new car costs 73 percent of the average family’s pre-tax income.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Fitted with an extensive list of high-tech safety features, the tested 2016 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT came in at $30,490 including destination.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu   2015 Audi Q5

Class: Midsize Car

Dates tested: 2/29/2016 – 3/07/2016

Miles Driven: 297

Fuel Used: 12.4 gallons

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet redesigns its midsize Malibu for 2016, giving it several new features — some said to be unique to the class — along with two turbocharged engines and a Hybrid version. Prices start at $22,500 including destination.

Scion iMAlthough it ceded its “most popular segment” title to compact SUVs last year, midsize cars are still a thriving business. And Chevrolet is hoping to increase its market share to improve upon its fifth-place ranking in the class.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Mild Hybrid

2016 Chevrolet Malibu


New York Auto Show Chevrolet unveiled its anticipated all-new midsize sedan at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Malibu wears striking bodywork that shares some design themes with its larger sibling, the Chevrolet Impala. The new Malibu has a 4-inch longer wheelbase than the car it replaces, but it is up to 300 pounds lighter.

2014 Chevrolet Malibu, 2014 Chevrolet Malibu 2.5

Direct injection, variable-valve lift, and stop/start technology are employed together to boost the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu’s fuel economy.

When Chevy’s popular Malibu midsize sedan was redesigned for 2013, it was offered with three engines, all 4-cylinders: a base 197-horspower 2.5-liter, a turbocharged 259-horsepower 2.0 (effectively replacing the former V6), and a 182-horsepower 2.4 with GM’s “mild hybrid” eAssist system for the economy-oriented Eco models.

2014 Chevrolet Malibu Turbo

A 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard on LS, 1LT and 2LT Malibu trim levels. Our test 3LT, like the topline LTZ, comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. As equipped, our test car came to $31,380.

2014 Chevrolet Malibu 3LT Turbo

Dates tested: 10/31/2013-11/07/2013

Miles Driven: 255

Fuel Used: 11.9 gallons regular unleaded

Real-world fuel economy: 21.4 mpg

Driving mix: 40% city, 60% highway

2014 Malibu Freshening

2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Recently, Chevrolet officials announced they were in the midst of an aggressive new-product rollout across the globe, with 25 new or significantly redesigned vehicles. One of them is the Chevrolet Malibu, which will get a freshening for 2014 just one model year after being redesigned.


Station Wagons of 1979

Functional as they were, station wagons were generally marketed as upscale. Not that low-end models weren’t available, but ads and commercials for wagons generally put a luxury spin on the situation. And, at least for a while, inextricably linked to the premium wagon experience was the woodie look.