Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Pricing
Other than a few tweaks that improve fuel economy slightly and the replacement of the 16-inch wheels with 17s, there are no changes for the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid.
- Handsome styling inside and out, comfortable seats, good fit and finish, smooth ride, hushed cabin, high crash test scores.
- Electric motor provides negligible fuel economy and performance benefits, some low-grade cabin materials, no rear center armrest, lifeless steering.
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|4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)|
|Horsepower||164 hp @ 6400 rpm|
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The typical hybrid vehicle offers significantly better fuel economy than its conventionally powered brethren, but it also demands a significantly higher price. The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is an exception on both counts. Thanks to a "mild" hybrid system that does little more than shut the engine off when the car is stopped, the hybrid's combined EPA fuel economy rating of 29 miles per gallon is just 4 mpg better than the regular four-cylinder Malibu LT1's, which means it drinks a measly 14 percent less gas. But thanks to a $1,550 federal tax credit, the 2009 Malibu Hybrid only costs about $1,500 more than a comparably equipped LT1.
That means there's an economic argument to be made for buying this hybrid-powered Chevy. If you drive 15,000 miles a year, and gas costs a steady $3 per gallon, then the hybrid will save you $250 a year over the LT1, according to the EPA's estimates. Drive the hybrid for six years, and you've made up the difference. If gas spikes to, say, $6 per gallon, you'll break even in half the time. Of course, there's also the intangible psychological benefit of knowing that you're burning less of a finite resource, and therefore spewing fewer harmful gases into the atmosphere — if you're into that sort of thing.
Beyond the engine bay, the 2009 Chevy Malibu Hybrid is much like any other Malibu, which is to say, it's a pleasantly forgettable midsize sedan. On the bright side, rear legroom is plentiful, and the hybrid's quiet, cushy ride makes it an agreeable companion both around town and on the highway. On the downside, the outdated four-speed automatic is a poor performer, and the hybrid's acceleration is even slower than the none-too-swift LT1's. You can add a modern six-speed automatic to the LT1, but not to the hybrid. The costs are a toss-up over the long run, so it really comes down to what you want out of your 'Bu.
The Malibu Hybrid's main rivals are the formidable Ford Fusion Hybrid and Toyota Camry Hybrid, which trounce the Chevy with combined fuel economy ratings of 36 mpg and more than 34 mpg, respectively. The Toyota also provides acceleration that's downright spirited by comparison. It no longer comes with a tax break, though, so it'll run you about $2,200 more than the Malibu Hybrid. As for the Fusion, its tax credit status is in flux, but it also costs appreciably more than the Chevy. In our opinion, the all-around superior Camry is well worth the extra cash, and the Fusion's eye-popping fuel economy makes it worth the stretch as well. Nonetheless, as long as the Malibu Hybrid retains its tax credit, it will stand out as one of the rare hybrid-powered cars that make both environmental and financial sense.
Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Overview
The Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include , and 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A).
What's a good price on a Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid?
Price comparisons for Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid trim styles:
- The Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Base is priced between $6,810 and $8,999 with odometer readings between 31636 and 83707 miles.
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