Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan

2009 Chevrolet Malibu
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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 LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
6,698 miles
Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LS
MemberCar
18.6 mi away
List$10,821
Est.Loan: $221/mo
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Super Low Mileage MD Inspected 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS Sedan with Every Service Record Since New!!! Complete with Automatic Transmission, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, ABS Brakes, Steering Wheel Controls, Power Windows & Locks, Cruise Control, Upgraded Stereo System and Much Much More!! This vehicle also comes with a Warranty Standard!!!Why pay Carmax or Franchise Dealer Pricing when you can buy directly from the distributor! Member car has a 30 year history of selling preowned vehicles to dealers wholesale, and is now selling directly to the public!Welcome to MemberCar of Rockville! We are a family owned and operated dealership catering to the DMV area and beyond for over 30 years. We offer tremendous value by pricing our vehicles below market value and offering a truly stress-free purchasing environment. We are very transparent in our purchase process, offering the easiest terms available with every vehicle in stock. Having our own extensive WholesalePurchase Division allows us to purchase mostly Local, One-Owner, Low Mileage, exceptional vehicles directly from the best sources, (Private Owners) instead of auctions. MemberCar has built our reputation upon successful, long-term relationships with our clients. During that time, we have become one of the areas preeminent providers of carefully selected, Maryland Safety Inspected, low mileage, local vehicles. We offer competitive Finance and Extended Warranty options, and we do accept all trade-ins. Our staff looks forward to the opportunity to earn your business, and we thank YOU for your time and consideration.If you just can't seem to find the time to come to us, we are also more than happy to bring a vehicle to your home or place of business!!! Don't take our word for it, check out what our customers are saying.http:www.cars.comdealers193733membercarreviews
Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LTZ 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
84,203 miles
Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LTZ
List$5,295
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
Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
123,498 miles
Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LT1
Potomac Auto
31 mi away
List$5,595
Est.Loan: $115/mo
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Air Conditioning,�_< Power Windows,�_< Power Locks,�_< Power Steering,�_< Tilt Wheel,�_< AM/FM CD/MP3,�_< Satellite,�_< Sentry Key,�_< Keyless Entry,�_< Alarm,�_< Daytime Running Lights,�_< Dual Airbags Front Head and Side,�_< Active Seatbelts,�_< Passenger Airbag Sensor,�_< All Wheel ABS
Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LT2 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
92,665 miles
Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LT2
CarMax
36.1 mi away
List$10,998
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
162,299 miles
Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LT1
Auto Land Inc.
48.1 mi away
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
144,861 miles
Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LT1
American Auto Mall
49.4 mi away
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
119,115 miles
Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LT1
(1)
CarMax
60.3 mi away
List$8,998
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
138,796 miles
Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LT1
List$4,993
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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$137 Below Market
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WARRANTY......PRICE BELOW KBB VALUE..........reverse sensors......BLUE  exterior and GRAY interior .Features include.........power seats...memory seat...........CD player ..power sunroof..power window power doorlock keyless entry alarm AC Heat ready to go price includes 6 month6000 mile warranty please give us a call at 703-629-9371 or or 540-582-8151
Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
134,114 miles
Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LT1
G & M Automotive
63.9 mi away
List$7,595
Est.Loan: $155/mo
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Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LT2 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
77,883 miles
Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LT2
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LT2 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
95,819 miles
Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LT2
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
95,266 miles
Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LT1
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Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LT2 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
110,365 miles
Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LT2
(1)
Malloy Toyota
38.4 mi away
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Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
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Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LS
Hagerstown Honda
40.1 mi away
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Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
105,427 miles
Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LT1
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Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LT1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
125,915 miles
Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LT1
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Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LT2 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
86,611 miles
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Chevrolet Malibu
LT2
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Chevrolet Malibu 2009 LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
107,603 miles
Used 2009
Chevrolet Malibu
LS
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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.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu configurations

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.

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.

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.

Safety

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.

Driving

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.

Interior

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.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

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Worst Car I have Ever Owned!
sthrn05stnggrl,03/19/2012
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
Brent Evans,07/13/2015
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"!
V-6 Malibu 2009
Raymond G. Hansen,04/30/2015
V-6 auto, all options except tire press. monitor. Amazing highway mileage,36MPG Imperial gallon @ 110kph. 24,000 km. NO mech. problems
life saving
thomas,02/25/2016
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
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
169 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
22 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
169 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
22 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
169 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
22 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
169 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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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 $137 on one of 11 Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,993 as of11/13/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 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 $4,993 and$8,998 with odometer readings between 119115 and162299 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LT2 is priced between $7,995 and$10,998 with odometer readings between 77883 and95819 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS is priced between $10,821 and$10,821 with odometer readings between 6698 and6698 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LTZ is priced between $5,295 and$5,295 with odometer readings between 84203 and84203 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu?

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