Used 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Pricing


$6,711 - $13,998
2012 Chevrolet Malibu

2012 Highlights

With an all-new 2013 model waiting in the wings, the 2012 Chevy Malibu gets only minor changes including a few new options packages.


Pros

  • Strong V6
  • comfortable ride
  • strong brakes
  • quiet cabin
  • simple controls.

Cons

  • Rear seat is less spacious than rivals
  • inconsistent quality of cabin materials
  • lacks some competitive features.

Used 2012 Chevrolet Malibu for Sale

Chevrolet Malibu 2012 LTZ 4dr Sedan w/1LZ (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Silver Ice Metallic Ebony leather29,409 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLTZ
List:$13,599
Est.Loan: $254/mo
CarMax(0)
3.1 mi away
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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, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (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 2012 LT 4dr Sedan w/2LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Silver Ice Metallic Ebony suede91,281 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$10,999
Est.Loan: $206/mo
Chevrolet Malibu 2012 LT 4dr Sedan w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Ebony cloth69,640 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$11,247
Est.Loan: $210/mo
Chevrolet Malibu 2012 LT 4dr Sedan w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Gold Mist Metallic Ebony cloth88,202 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$8,800
Est.Loan: $165/mo
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Chevrolet Malibu 2012 LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Black Granite Metallic Titanium cloth68,367 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLS
List:$11,598
Est.Loan: $217/mo
CarMax(0)
25.1 mi away
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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, 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 2012 LT 4dr Sedan w/2LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Mocha Steel Metallic Ebony suede64,313 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$8,722
Est.Loan: $163/mo
SMH Auto Sales(2)
27.1 mi away
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Chevrolet Malibu 2012 LT 4dr Sedan w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Silver Ice Metallic Ebony cloth76,290 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$13,495
Est.Loan: $252/mo
Chevrolet Malibu 2012 LT 4dr Sedan w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Taupe Gray Metallic Ebony cloth94,670 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$7,385
Est.Loan: $138/mo
Carnova(8)
36.7 mi away
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$203 Below Market
Chevrolet Malibu 2012 LT 4dr Sedan w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Gold Mist Metallic Cocoa/Cashmere cloth106,131 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$7,999
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Chevrolet Malibu 2012 LT 4dr Sedan w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Imperial Blue Metallic Titanium cloth70,613 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$9,757
Est.Loan: $182/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

Dare to compare!!! Includes a CARFAX buyback guarantee... New Inventory!!! Real gas sipper!!! 33 MPG Hwy!! Where are you going to stumble upon a nicer Sedan at this price? Nowhere, because we've already looked to make sure* This Vehicle has less than 71k miles.. Optional equipment includes: Front License Plate Bracket...Standard features include: Remote power door locks, Power windows with 1 one-touch, Automatic Transmission, 4-wheel ABS brakes, Air conditioning, Cruise control, Audio controls on steering wheel, Traction control - ABS and driveline, 169 hp horsepower, 2.4 liter inline 4 cylinder DOHC engine, Head airbags - Curtain 1st and 2nd row, Passenger Airbag, Multi-function remote - Trunk/hatch/door/tailgate, Power mirrors, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 4 Doors, Front-wheel drive, Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 33 and EPA city (mpg): 22, Tachometer, External temperature display, Stability control, Clock - In-radio display, Trip computer, Speed-proportional power steering, Daytime running lights, Dusk sensing headlights, Front seat type - Bucket, Rear bench seats, Intermittent window wipers, Privacy/tinted glass, Speed sensitive window wipers, Rear defogger, Center Console - Full with covered storage...

Chevrolet Malibu 2012 LT 4dr Sedan w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Silver Ice Metallic Ebony cloth46,010 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$10,500
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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Chevrolet Malibu 2012 LS Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Silver Ice Metallic Titanium cloth39,672 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLS Fleet
List:$11,599
Est.Loan: $217/mo
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Dealer Notes

This vehicle passed a rigorous inspection by an ASE-Certified technician and is backed by a 12-Month/12,000 Mile Limited Powertrain Warranty(1). We offer a free CARFAX (R) Vehicle History Report (TM) and a 7-Day Buyback (2) to give you peace of mind that you are buying a quality used vehicle. Call us for further details or stop by today for a test drive! 1-888-227-7253. (1) Limited Powertrain Warranty begins on the vehicle purchase date & extends for 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. Coverage runs concurrently with manufacturer warranty. Restrictions apply. See a Sales Consultant for details. (2) For a period of 7 days after the date of purchase or 1,000 miles beyond the odometer reading at purchase, whichever comes first, the vehicle may be returned for the exact price originally paid minus a $200 restocking fee, (as allowed by law). Restrictions apply.Price does not include processing, administrative, closing, dealer and handling, or similar fees of $199 or less. Price does not include tax, title, tags, governmental fees, electronic filing charge, any emissions testing and/or state inspection fees, and any finance charges (if applicable).Vehicles subject to prior sale. We make every effort to provide accurate information including but not limited to price, miles and vehicle options, but please verify with your local Enterprise Car Sales location before purchasing. Current mileage may vary due to test drives and vehicle relocation. Used vehicles were previously part of Enterprise short term rental, lease fleet or purchased by Enterprise from other sources including auto auctions, with previous use possibly short term rental, lease or other.

Chevrolet Malibu 2012 LT 4dr Sedan w/2LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Mocha Steel Metallic Ebony suede128,336 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$6,999
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Chevrolet Malibu 2012 LT 4dr Sedan w/2LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Summit White Titanium suede102,060 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$7,998
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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$220 Below Market
Chevrolet Malibu 2012 LT 4dr Sedan w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Mocha Steel Metallic Ebony cloth109,785 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$8,150
Est.Loan: $152/mo
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Recent Arrival! 1LT Located at Sheehy LEXUS of Annapolis, 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT in Gold Mist Metallic, Clean Carfax!. Sheehy Value Car located at Sheehy Lexus Annapolis only! All Sheehy Value Cars come with a 30 Day 1000 mile Powertrain warranty, No haggle- No Hassle pricing, Carfax history report, and Recall Free Guarantee. See Sheehy Lexus Annapolis for details- this vehicle is non-transferable to other Sheehy Locations.

Chevrolet Malibu 2012 LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Gold Mist Metallic Cocoa/Cashmere cloth70,448 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLS
List:$10,998
Est.Loan: $206/mo
CarMax(0)
54.5 mi away
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Dealer Notes

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, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (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 2012 LT 4dr Sedan w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Mocha Steel Metallic Cocoa/Cashmere cloth6,431 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$13,998
Est.Loan: $261/mo
CarMax(1)
60.3 mi away
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Dealer Notes

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, 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 2012 LS Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Silver Ice Metallic Titanium cloth22,628 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet MalibuLS Fleet
List:$10,993
Est.Loan: $205/mo

Edmunds' Expert Review

Considering the number of superior midsize sedans on the market and the fact that an all-new Malibu is just around the corner, the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu is hard to recommend.

vehicle overview

Like the fleeting careers of many celebrities who call Malibu (the place) home, the story of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu (the car) is a lesson in just how fast things can change. It was just four years ago that this then-new seventh-generation midsize sedan took home the prestigious North American Car of the Year award. And while the Malibu is still a fine car, the landscape in the midsize sedan category has changed so dramatically in recent years that this one-time media darling no longer quite measures up to the competition.

To its credit, the Malibu still has some strengths, including attractive styling, nicely balanced ride and handling qualities and quick acceleration with the V6 engine. But these merits are overshadowed by a cramped rear seat, the use of some subpar quality interior materials and the lack of popular convenience and safety features available on competitive models.

Most of all, however, the Malibu has been bettered by an onslaught of competitor models. The sleek Hyundai Sonata and related Kia Optima offer excellent engines, attractive style and loads of value for the money. The Volkswagen Passat is now cheaper and larger than before, while the highly regarded Ford Fusion and sporty Nissan Altima are both very strong contenders. Complicating matters further is the fact that an all-new eighth-generation Malibu will debut as a 2013 model in the early months of 2012, and it looks very impressive. Put all this together and we have a hard time recommending the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Chevrolet Malibu is offered in three basic trim levels -- LS, LT and LTZ -- that are then broken down into several sub-models.

The standard equipment for the entry-level Malibu LS includes 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, cloth upholstery, a partial power driver seat, 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks, keyless entry, cruise control, air-conditioning, full power accessories, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, OnStar and a six-speaker CD/MP3 stereo with satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack.

The next step up is the LT, which is subdivided into 1LT, 2LT and 3LT models. High points here include 17-inch alloy wheels, body-color outside mirrors and side moldings, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and a USB audio jack. The 2LT and 3LT come with all that plus upgraded upholstery, remote ignition, additional power driver seat adjustments, heated front seats, Bluetooth and a rear-seat 110-volt household-style AC power outlet.

Spring for the range-topping LTZ and you'll get 18-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, heated outside mirrors, a sunroof, LED taillights, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, upgraded instruments, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an eight-speaker Bose audio system. Many of these features are also grouped into options packages that can be added to the lower trim levels. In addition, a sunroof is available on all models except the LS.

performance & mpg

The standard engine for the 2012 Malibu is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that puts out 169 horsepower and 160 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. Estimated fuel economy for this powertrain is 22 mpg city/33 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. In Edmunds performance testing, a four-cylinder Malibu reached 60 mph in 9.1 seconds, which is about average for four-cylinder-powered sedans in this class.

A 3.6-liter V6 good for 252 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque is available on LT and LTZ models. The six-speed automatic is standard here as well. Fuel economy is estimated at 17/26/20 mpg. Our test of a V6-equipped Malibu resulted in a 0-60-mph sprint in just 6.7 seconds, making it one of the quicker V6 sedans in its category.

safety

The 2012 Chevy Malibu comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and the OnStar telematics system.

In government crash testing the Malibu earned an overall rating of four stars out of a possible five, with four stars for overall frontal crash protection and five stars for overall side impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Malibu its highest rating of "Good" in its frontal-offset and side-impact testing. In Edmunds brake testing, a V6 Malibu impressed us by stopping from 60 mph in a short, fade-free 122 feet.

driving

Behind the wheel, the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu impresses with its smooth, quiet ride and confident handling. Steering feel is generally good for a mainstream sedan, though several of our editors actually preferred the electric-assisted power steering used to help boost fuel efficiency in four-cylinder models to the more conventional hydraulic steering assist that comes with the V6 engine.

Which powertrain is right for you depends on your driving style and expectations, but most buyers should be happy with the combination of the four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Not surprisingly, the V6 is a better choice for those looking for stronger acceleration, provided they can live with the significantly lower fuel economy that comes with it.

interior

While the interior of the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu looks good, the overall effect is cheapened somewhat by the use of low-quality materials in a few places. The layout of gauges and controls is refreshingly simple, however, and the use of acoustic insulation gives the space a pleasant hush.

Up front, the seats are both comfortable and supportive, though wider folks may find the pronounced side bolsters make it hard to get settled. The rear seat is passable for a couple of adults, but it's a snug fit for three people or even a pair of larger folks compared to some other midsize sedans.

Out back, the trunk offers a healthy 15.1 cubic feet of cargo room that's made more flexible by the 60/40-split-folding rear seatbacks. That said, the space here is shallow and the opening is on the small side, making loading and unloading larger objects a bit challenging.

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Features & Specs

LT 4dr Sedan w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)LT 4dr Sedan w/2LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A)LTZ 4dr Sedan w/2LZ (3.6L 6cyl 6A)LT 4dr Sedan w/3LT (3.6L 6cyl 6A)LTZ 4dr Sedan w/1LZ (2.4L 4cyl 6A)LS Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
MPG26262620202626
Seating5555555
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgasflex-fuel (FFV)
Horsepower169 hp @ 6400 rpm169 hp @ 6400 rpm169 hp @ 6400 rpm252 hp @ 6300 rpm252 hp @ 6300 rpm169 hp @ 6400 rpm170 hp @ 6200 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

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

    Overall4/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger3/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall4/5
    Driver4/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover18.5%

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

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating


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Work Car
Recently my workplace replaced the 2009 Impala I had been driving with a 2012 Malibu. The exterior design looks more modern than the Impala, but the ride is much more stiff. The steering is very light, reminding me a little of the Buick my grandparents had in the 80s. The build quality seems good--solid Ka-thunk when doors close. Interior graphics for the trip computer and clock seem dated. The power adjustment for lumbar support is a nice touch. In 1500 miles of mostly highway driving the car has been getting 22.5 MPG with E85, which is required by my workplace.
Not A Family Car
I bought my 2012 Chevy Malibu LS new in 2012 due to us losing a company car, and we went cheap on the trim. I have 2 children (under 5), and I can't say that I'm all that impressed with my Malibu, especially when comparing it to my wife's 2009 Ford Fusion SEL. The Malibu's 2.4L engine is very underpowered for a sedan. The transmission has never downshifted smoothly when approaching a light/stop sign (I'm assuming GM programmed the transmission this way to improve fuel economy). The fuel economy isn't as advertised (especially around town). We've had 3 recalls on the car, and for only having 39,500 miles, there are more squeaks and rattles than my wife's Fusion. The brakes and tires have worn very quickly. My friend has complained about the same issue with the same car. The throttle hesitates, and it seems the torque converter has a difficult time applying power to the wheels at lower RPMs. The paint scratches very easy, and the trunk opening is so small. We cannot the same types of items in my Malibu as we can in the Fusion (stroller, infant's swing, etc). On the positive side, we haven't had any major issues with it so far, and it is a very comfortable car to drive. The cabin is very quiet, and the car is easy on the eyes. The car is good in the snow, and the Bluetooth technology works great. The car warms up quickly in the winter. It is probably a nice vehicle for a single driver, but for a family it doesn't quite get the job done. I wouldn't recommend buying this vehicle.
In Love w/ my Malibu
Bought my Malibu used but it rides like a brand new car. On a scale of 1-10 I'm at a 9.75. I love the smooth ride it provides along with the great look it has. I bought the top of the line one with chrome 16 inch wheels, chrome door handles, low profile tires, leather/suede interior power everything. Love that it sits low to the ground giving you almost a sports car feel with the feels of a luxury car. Great gas mileage, not to mention it rides great in the snow. Definitely love this car. It is my 4th chevy I've owned and is my all time favorite.
Used 2012 Chevrolet Malibu Overview

The Used 2012 Chevrolet Malibu is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include LT 4dr Sedan w/1LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LT 4dr Sedan w/2LT (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr Sedan w/2LZ (3.6L 6cyl 6A), LT 4dr Sedan w/3LT (3.6L 6cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr Sedan w/1LZ (2.4L 4cyl 6A), and LS Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Chevrolet Malibu?

Save up to $371 on one of 37 Used 2012 Chevrolet Malibu for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,711 as of 06/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Chevrolet Malibu trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT is priced between $6,711 and $13,998 with odometer readings between 0 and 128336 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ is priced between $9,111 and $13,599 with odometer readings between 29409 and 87547 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS is priced between $9,549 and $11,598 with odometer readings between 68367 and 77807 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS Fleet is priced between $10,993 and $12,895 with odometer readings between 5876 and 39672 miles.

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