Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

$5,295 - $8,995
2009 Chevrolet Malibu

2009 Highlights

The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu undergoes a number of key changes. The six-speed automatic becomes more widely available with the four-cylinder engine, and the four is now standard instead of the V6 on the top-level LTZ trim. Bluetooth connectivity also debuts as an option, while stability control becomes standard across the lineup. Power-adjustable pedals are no longer offered.


  • Strong performance from V6, excellent ride and handling balance, roomy cabin, comfortable seats, high crash test scores, solid fit and finish.


  • Some subpar cabin materials, no rear center armrest, fussy manual-shift feature, a few key luxury features are unavailable.

Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan for Sale

Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LT2 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Silver Moss Metallic Titanium suede57,166 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLT2
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Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A) Imperial Blue Metallic 128,528 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLS
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Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A) Black Granite Metallic Ebony cloth109,644 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLT1
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Silver Moss Metallic Titanium cloth49,159 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLT1
Est.Loan: $184/mo
Ourisman Honda(27)
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Silver Moss Metallic Titanium cloth140,235 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLT1
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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$137 Below Market
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This 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT w/1LT is offered to you for sale by Brown's Arlington Honda. This vehicle was engineered to be both economically and environmentally friendly with exceptional fuel efficiency. Based on the superb condition of this vehicle, along with the options and color, this Chevrolet Malibu LT w/1LT is sure to sell fast. Just what you've been looking for. With quality in mind, this vehicle is the perfect addition to take home. More information about the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu: Chevrolet's 2009 Malibu has established itself as stylish, comfortable, safe, and reliable transportation for a family that's concerned about low initial cost and low running costs. With plenty of standard convenience and safety features, crisp handling, and an array of powertrain options from fuel-sipping to pedal-mashing, the Malibu puts plenty of excitement into the Chevrolet lineup. Interesting features of this model are affordable hybrid model, fuel efficiency in the 4-cylinder and hybrid., comfortable ride, Stylish design, and good power from V6

108,310 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLT1
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Silver Ice Metallic Ebony suede118,399 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLT2
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Ideal Hyundai(9)
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Thank you for your interest in one of Ideal Buick Inc.'s online offerings. Please continue for more information regarding this 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT w/2LT with 118,399mi. This 2009 Chevrolet Malibu comes with a CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, which means you can buy with certainty. It's not a misprint. And the odometer isn't broken. This is a very low mileage Chevrolet Malibu. A rare find these days. This is the one. Just what you've been looking for. More information about the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu: Chevrolet's 2009 Malibu has established itself as stylish, comfortable, safe, and reliable transportation for a family that's concerned about low initial cost and low running costs. With plenty of standard convenience and safety features, crisp handling, and an array of powertrain options from fuel-sipping to pedal-mashing, the Malibu puts plenty of excitement into the Chevrolet lineup. Interesting features of this model are affordable hybrid model, fuel efficiency in the 4-cylinder and hybrid., comfortable ride, Stylish design, and good power from V6 Our Dealership has built a reputation on providing courteous, honest service. Our customers appreciate the way we do business, and we know you will too. Ideal Buick GMC of Frederick (aka Ideal Auto Group) has been serving the community since 1908. We strive to offer our customers the finest vehicles in America at competitive prices with an unrelenting drive to ensure that every customer is completely satisfied.

Summit White Cocoa/Cashmere suede107,298 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLT2
Est.Loan: $176/mo
Black Granite Metallic Cocoa/Cashmere suede112,796 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLT2
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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3.6L V6 SFI DOHC VVT, Cocoa/Cashmere w/Leather Appointed Seat Trim. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2LT 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive Black Granite Metallic FWD 3.6L V6 SFI DOHC VVTWelcome to Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring - Your Preferred Baltimore, Washington D.C. & Rockville Chevrolet Dealer Alternative. Call us at or visit us on the web at

Imperial Blue Metallic Cocoa/Cashmere leather84,203 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLTZ
Est.Loan: $108/mo
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Due to age and (or) mileage, this vehicle is being sold as a ""fixer-upper"" and has not been put through the shop for a complete inspection. We cannot attest to its mechanical condition, so you should be mechanically inclined to properly evaluate this vehicle. If you are not comfortable making this assessment on your own, we recommend you bring someone with you who is mechanically inclined to make a proper evaluation. Our price does not include tax, tags or our $699 dealer processing fee. Cash sales only

Golden Pewter Metallic 32,443 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLT1
Est.Loan: $200/mo
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Silver Moss Metallic Titanium suede59,079 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLT2
Est.Loan: $276/mo
Black Granite Metallic Titanium cloth103,000 miles
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Red Jewel Tintcoat Cocoa/Cashmere leather112,482 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLTZ
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dark Gray Metallic 163,927 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLS
Est.Loan: $78/mo
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Imperial Blue Metallic Titanium cloth88,120 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLT1
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Dark Gray Metallic 68,853 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLS
Est.Loan: $161/mo
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Gold Mist Metallic Cocoa/Cashmere suede80,635 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet MalibuLT2
Est.Loan: $182/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With newly available Bluetooth connectivity, standard stability control and the widespread adoption of the six-speed automatic for four-cylinder models, the already respected 2009 Chevy Malibu makes a stronger case for itself in the midsize sedan arena.

vehicle overview

In sports and the entertainment industry, there is a phenomenon known as the sophomore jinx. It's that inexplicable occurrence when an athlete who was a standout his rookie year bombs the next season, or when a movie's sequel doesn't come close to the excellence of the original. Thankfully, the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu isn't another Matrix Reloaded.

Though just entering its sophomore year, the Malibu sees a number of changes far beyond the gingerbread upgrades that are typical early on in a model cycle. Performance and fuel mileage for the four-cylinder models are increased by the six-speed automatic transmission; although this powertrain could be had late in the '08 model year, it's available on all trims this year except the base LS. Stability control becomes standard across the board, and available Bluetooth connectivity allows hands-free cell phone use. Some shuffling of package features, the fitment of 17-inch wheels to the LS and the deletion of the power-adjustable pedals option complete the round of changes.

What haven't changed are the Malibu's many likable qualities, such as a roomy, attractive cabin, nicely balanced ride and handling characteristics and a pair of peppy engines. The latter workhorses consist of an inline-4 making a respectable 169 horsepower and a torquey 252-hp V6. These competent underpinnings are wrapped in a body that looks more "premium sedan" than "rental car." Apart from the somewhat controversial but distinctive nose, the Malibu sports clean, classy lines, with tight panel gaps and just enough chrome trim to impart a high-end appearance.

The downsides to the Malibu are minor and few. Although the interior boasts an upscale design and solid build quality, there are still a few cheap plastic pieces here and there. And though OnStar offers a "Turn-by-Turn" navigation feature, there is no traditional nav system available.

Overall, the well-rounded 2009 Chevrolet Malibu earns our respect. It faces some tough rivals in the midsize family sedan game, such as the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Mazda 6, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry. But thanks to its useful updates for 2009, the Malibu seems to have avoided that old sophomore jinx, making this handsome sedan a stronger-performing and more entertaining pick than it was last year.

trim levels & features

The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a midsize sedan that comes in four trim levels: LS, 1LT, 2LT and LTZ. The LS comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, full power accessories, air-conditioning and OnStar. A six-speaker CD audio system with satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack is also standard.

The 1LT adds color-keyed side mirrors and side moldings, a chrome exhaust outlet, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and carpeted floor mats. The 2LT upgrades further with polished wheels, remote engine start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a power driver seat and heated front seats.

The luxury-laden Malibu LTZ adds silver grille inserts (versus black), foglamps, LED taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, an upgraded audio system with a CD changer and eight speakers, leather seating and a power passenger seat.

Options are grouped into a handful of packages that allow many of the higher trims' features to be added to the lower trims. There's also a rear power package that includes a 110-volt AC outlet (behind the center console) and a manual rear sunshade. A few key luxury features that are available on many other family sedans, such as a navigation system and dual-zone climate control, can't be had on any Malibu, although OnStar does offer "Turn-by-Turn" audio navigation assistance.

performance & mpg

All Malibu trims come standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 169 hp and 160 pound-feet of torque. With LS and 1LT trims, it's paired with a four-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels. On the 2LT and LTZ trims, the 2.4 comes with a six-speed automatic with manual shift control. The six-speed is optional on the 1LT.

Those who choose the 2LT or LTZ trims and want more power can opt for the 3.6-liter V6 (252 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque) matched to the six-speed automatic.

Although the Malibu is no lightweight at about 3,500 pounds, the four-cylinder version provides adequate performance, with the 0-60 sprint taking less than 10 seconds. The V6, on the other hand, is downright quick, running to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds.

EPA fuel economy estimates range from 17 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined for the six-cylinder Malibu to 22/32/25 for the four-cylinder/six-speed automatic powertrain.


Antilock disc brakes, stability/traction control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags are standard on all trims.

In government crash testing, the 2009 Chevrolet Malibu earned five stars (the highest rating possible) in both frontal- and side-impact tests. In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal-offset crash test, the Malibu scored a "Good" rating, again the highest possible.


Striking an excellent balance between handling and ride, the 2009 Chevy Malibu's chassis provides confident cornering along with a smooth ride on broken pavement. The cabin is impressively hushed at highway speeds, and seat comfort and support are superb, making the Malibu ideal for long trips. With a wide range of adjustment, the driver seat provides a good driving position, but some drivers found the pedals awkwardly placed and the steering wheel too large in diameter.

The four- and six-cylinder models feature different steering systems (electric and hydraulic assist, respectively), meaning that the driving experience differs greatly depending on the selected engine. We usually dislike the overly artificial feel of electric power steering systems, but in the Malibu's case, several of our editors actually prefer the four-cylinder car.

In terms of power, the relatively fuel-efficient four-cylinder should prove sufficient for most buyers, especially when matched to the six-speed automatic. The V6 provides considerably more gusto, though getting the six-speed automatic to downshift (as for a quick freeway passing maneuver) requires a deliberate foot to the throttle -- a side effect of the fuel-mileage-minded programming.


A dual-cowl dash design somewhat reminiscent of a 1960s Corvette highlights the cabin, while much-improved materials and build quality put this Malibu light-years ahead of prior models. The controls for the audio and climate-control systems are simple to use. Contrasting piping on the seats, once the hallmark of ultra-luxury cars, is seen on LTZ models, while all Malibus can be had with tasteful two-tone color schemes. All trims also feature an impressively quiet ride, thanks to extensive sound insulation and acoustic-laminated front windows.

With its long wheelbase, the Malibu offers generous amounts of legroom for rear passengers, though the seat lacks a center armrest and the sloping roof line may impinge on headroom for tall folks.

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Features & Specs

LTZ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)LT2 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic4-speed automatic6-speed shiftable automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Horsepower169 hp @ 6400 rpm169 hp @ 6400 rpm169 hp @ 6400 rpm169 hp @ 6400 rpm169 hp @ 6400 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

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Worst Car I have Ever Owned!
I bought this car new in Dec 2008. After having it just under a year, completely died on me when I was driving in my neighborhood. They had to replace a wiring harness in it. Then a year later the battery died. Another year later the car's transmission started to shift hard. They told me it was normal. I've had the car in & out of the shop since the end of January 2012, It is now almost the end of March and the car still is having issues. They replaced the torque converter, exhaust manafold, and the fuel injector wiring. Guess what? The car is now leaking pink fluid, hard shifting, and now there is a dull rattling sound coming from under the hood passenger side when ever the road is uneven
Malibu of Shame
I bought a used 2009 Malibu LS for my daughter and have had nothing but trouble. Recall after recall for some odd reason does not apply to my car and I've spent well over $1000 to replace steering column, power steering, stability control, traction control module. The biggest joke on these cars is replacing the front headlights because you have to take off the front end to get to the headlights to replace the bulbs. I was determined to not take it to the dealer so my son and I found a YouTube Video and 1 hr later had one replaced. This is ridicules because on my Honda and Acura it takes me all of 3 minute tops!!! My stereo also quit working so I ordered one for a reasonable price on E-Bay but as you might imagine it's not just a swap. No that would be way too convenient. You have to schedule an appointment with the dealer to have it programmed which is around $45 labor charge. The Malibu is a great looking car and has good styling and features BUT Chevrolet and their engineers should be embarrassed they have produced such a mechanical FAILURE!! Chevrolet should recall every Malibu manufactured from 2009-2012 and admit the created a "LEMON"!
life saving
I want to thank the designers of the 2009 Chevy Malibu. We were in a bad car accident today and the car saved our lives it handels car accidents very well. We got tboned and everyone we shaken up but ok. It is just an amazing car overall
Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan Overview

The Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan is offered in the following styles: LTZ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), LT2 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), and Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan?

Save up to $371 on one of 32 Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,500 as of 07/16/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LT1 is priced between $3,500 and $9,802 with odometer readings between 32443 and 157356 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LT2 is priced between $5,995 and $13,495 with odometer readings between 57166 and 118399 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS is priced between $3,800 and $8,995 with odometer readings between 51022 and 163927 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LTZ is priced between $5,295 and $8,850 with odometer readings between 0 and 127667 miles.

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