Used 2015 Chevrolet Malibu


$9,871 - $16,995
2015 Chevrolet Malibu

2015 Highlights

The hybrid-powered Malibu Eco is no longer available, but all Malibus receive a 4G data connection with WiFi hotspot capability.


Pros

  • Outstanding crash test scores
  • well-appointed interior
  • comfortable ride
  • strong turbocharged engine.

Cons

  • Snug backseat
  • MyLink touchscreen interface can be finicky to use at times.

Used 2015 Chevrolet Malibu for Sale

Chevrolet Malibu 2015 LT 4dr Sedan w/2LT (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Ashen Gray Metallic Jet Black leather25,912 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$16,998
Est.Loan: $310/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, 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.Prior Use:Fleet

Chevrolet Malibu 2015 LTZ 4dr Sedan w/1LZ (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Ashen Gray Metallic Jet Black leather57,589 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet MalibuLTZ
List:$13,800
Est.Loan: $258/mo
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Sable Metallic 19,873 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$14,912
Est.Loan: $279/mo
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Sable Metallic Cocoa/ Light Neutral leatherette58,709 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$12,748
Est.Loan: $238/mo
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Butte Red Metallic Jet Black leatherette27,456 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$13,900
Est.Loan: $260/mo
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Black Granite Metallic Jet Black leatherette41,307 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$13,988
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Discerning drivers will appreciate the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu! Providing great efficiency and utility! This 4 door, 5 passenger sedan just recently passed the 40,000 mile mark! Chevrolet prioritized practicality, efficiency, and style by including: front bucket seats, power windows, and a split folding rear seat. Smooth gearshifts are achieved thanks to the 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine, and for added security, dynamic Stability Control supplements the drivetrain. Both high fuel economy and flexible performance are assured by the 6 speed automatic transmission. We have a skilled and knowledgeable sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers needs. They'll work with you to find the right vehicle at a price you can afford. Call now to schedule a test drive. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov

Champagne Silver Metallic Jet Black leatherette23,418 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$14,800
Est.Loan: $276/mo
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Ashen Gray Metallic Jet Black leatherette44,874 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$13,521
Est.Loan: $253/mo
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Silver Ice Metallic Jet Black leatherette34,085 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$14,998
Est.Loan: $280/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, 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.Prior Use:Fleet

Champagne Silver Metallic Jet Black/ Titanium premium cloth37,561 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet MalibuLS
List:$12,995
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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***ROOMY AND SPORTY SEDAN....................2015 CHEVROLET MALIBU LS, CHAMPAGNE WITH A TITANIUM GRAY INTERIOR, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, AIR CONDITIONING, POWER WINDOWS, LOCKS, AND MIRRORS, AM/FM CD PLAYER, KEYLESS ENTRY, TRACTION CONTROL, ALLOY WHEELS, CLEAN CARFAX, BALANCE OF FACTORY POWERTRAIN WARRANTY***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. 30 DAY LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.

Sable Metallic Cocoa/ Light Neutral leatherette7,183 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$15,995
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Summit White 66,007 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet MalibuLS Fleet
List:$10,998
Est.Loan: $206/mo
Champagne Silver Metallic Jet Black/ Titanium (Fleet) premium cloth47,572 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet MalibuLS Fleet
List:$11,054
Est.Loan: $207/mo
Auto Connection
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Champagne Silver Metallic Jet Black leather90,299 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$10,995
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Black Granite Metallic Jet Black leatherette35,772 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$13,370
Est.Loan: $250/mo
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Champagne Silver Metallic Jet Black leather15,605 miles
Cpo 2015Chevrolet MalibuLTZ
List:$18,153
Est.Loan: $331/mo
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Champagne Silver Metallic Jet Black leatherette51,400 miles
Used 2015Chevrolet MalibuLT
List:$13,600
Est.Loan: $254/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu may not be the first midsize sedan that comes to mind, but it's a solid effort that checks most of the boxes for shoppers in this segment.

vehicle overview

Ah, Malibu. We know it well. Sandy beaches, palatial estates, celebrities galore and winding canyon roads. All of which begs the question: What on earth does the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu have to do with its namesake? Well, like many Malibu residents, Chevy's family sedan received some front-end enhancements last year. Otherwise, though, there's not a whole lot of overlap. The Malibu gets the job done, but it tends to get lost in the shuffle versus its higher-profile rivals.

That's a shame, because when you get right down to it, the Malibu is a pretty nice car with few apparent weaknesses. One used to be the underwhelming Eco model's "mild hybrid" powertrain -- too mild, frankly, to justify the compromises in performance and trunk space -- but Chevy has done away with the Eco for 2015, leaving just the satisfying base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine or the strong turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder as your choices. Another shortcoming, literally, is the Malibu's limited rear legroom, an unavoidable consequence of the car's unusually compact wheelbase. But other than that, the Malibu has much to recommend it, including excellent crash-test scores, an upscale interior and a quiet, supple ride.

Despite these and other merits, however, the Malibu is simply outdone by other midsize family sedans. The 2015 Nissan Altima, for example, is notable for delivering better fuel economy with both its base and optional engines. Same goes for the Honda Accord, which also offers a particularly spacious backseat. On the home front, the 2015 Ford Fusion impresses with its sharp handling, head-turning style and rich feature set. The overhauled 2015 Hyundai Sonata also merits close consideration, and there are others we could mention as well.

So where does that leave the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu? Even if it isn't a class leader nor as glamorous as its name suggests, it's still a competitive family sedan that's worth taking for a spin.

trim levels & features

The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan is offered in three primary trim levels: LS, LT and LTZ.

The base LS starts with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, keyless entry, full power accessories, cruise control, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cloth upholstery, a power driver seat height adjuster, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, OnStar (with 4G WiFi connectivity), Bluetooth phone connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player.

The LT is divided into three sub-trims: 1LT, 2LT and 3LT. Relative to the LS, the 1LT adds heated mirrors with integrated turn signals, cloth and leatherette (vinyl) upholstery, Bluetooth audio connectivity, the MyLink infotainment system (includes a 7-inch touchscreen, voice controls, Internet radio smartphone app compatibility and voice-to-text messaging capability for certain smartphones), satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB/iPod interface.

The 2LT piles on 18-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, a compact spare tire (replacing the standard tire repair kit), dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat (with power lumbar) and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The 3LT is essentially identical to the 2LT with the addition of the turbocharged engine.

The top-of-the-line LTZ has two sub-trims of its own: 1LZ and 2LZ. Either way, you'll get leather seating, heated front seats, an eight-way power passenger seat (with power lumbar), an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a cargo net for the trunk. The 2LZ adds a sunroof and the turbocharged engine.

Many of the fancier features are available on lower trim levels via various option packages. Other add-ons (depending on trim) include the Advanced Safety package (consisting of forward collision warning, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems), xenon headlights, keyless ignition and entry, driver memory settings, a nine-speaker Pioneer audio system, a 120-volt power outlet, a navigation system and a rearview camera.

performance & mpg

All 2015 Chevrolet Malibus employ a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. The base engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that generates 196 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 29 mpg combined (25 city/36 highway), aided by a barely perceptible stop-start system that automatically turns off the engine when the car comes to a halt.

The optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is only offered on the 3LT and 2LZ trims. It pumps out 259 hp and a robust 295 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy checks in at 24 mpg combined (21 city/30 highway). As with the base engine, this is respectable but not class-leading efficiency.

safety

The 2015 Chevy Malibu comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front knee airbags, front side airbags, rear side airbags and side curtain airbags. Also standard is the OnStar telematics system, which includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking and stolen vehicle assistance. A rearview camera is available, as is an Advanced Safety package with forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems.

In government crash testing, the Malibu earned a perfect five stars for overall crash protection, with five stars for total frontal impact protection and five stars for total side impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Malibu its highest possible rating of "Good" in the small-overlap frontal-offset and moderate-overlap frontal-offset impact collision tests. The Malibu also earned a "Good" rating in the side-impact, roof strength and whiplash reduction (seat and head restraints) tests.

driving

The 2.5-liter engine is one of the strongest base offerings in this segment, providing plenty of juice whether you're accelerating from a stop light or merging on the freeway. Still, the 2.0-liter turbo is a significant and desirable upgrade, imbuing the 'Bu with authoritative power at any legal speed. The downside is that some rival V6s -- the Altima's and the Accord's, for example -- are more fuel-efficient, as is the more powerful 2.0-liter turbo shared by the Sonata and Kia Optima. But if you're sold on the Malibu otherwise, the turbo is certainly an appealing option.

Road and wind noise are things you're only distantly aware of in the Malibu's cabin. Chevy set out to make this Malibu the quietest one yet, and they nailed it. The suspension is a win as well, expertly soaking up bumps while preserving the driver's sense of control. The one demerit here concerns handling, as the Malibu just isn't that fun to drive compared to some rivals. If you value a playful, sporty character when you're in the saddle, there are better options elsewhere.

interior

The 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is blessed with an unusually upscale cabin by segment standards, at least in terms of design. The dashboard's graceful curves are complemented by a tasteful smattering of metallic accents. The materials are mostly impressive as well, with ample soft-touch surfaces, though some of the buttons and stalks have a less substantial feel than we'd like.

The central control layout looks a bit intimidating at first glance, but there's a logic to it; most drivers should acclimate quickly after a few miles behind the wheel. The MyLink touchscreen interface -- standard on all but the base LS -- scores points for its intuitive menu structure, and it also provides smartphone app integration, including radio apps like Pandora and Stitcher. However, we've found that touch inputs don't always meet with a quick response or even a response at all, suggesting that Chevy's still got some kinks to work out.

Seat comfort in the Malibu is a tale of two rows. In front, the cushions are nicely shaped for long hauls, and the optional power driver seat provides extensive adjustments for drivers both short and tall. In back, however, the Malibu's relatively short wheelbase makes for "midsize-minus" passenger space. It's snug enough that tall folks in front will have to slide their seats up to make room -- a rare inconvenience in a modern midsize sedan. You may also struggle to fit a rear-facing child seat. This may not be a deal-breaker, but it's something to keep in mind when you're weighing your options.

The Malibu's trunk measures 16.3 cubic feet, which a bit larger than the norm for a midsize sedan.

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Features & Specs

LT 4dr Sedan w/1LT (2.5L 4cyl 6A)LS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)LT 4dr Sedan w/2LT (2.5L 4cyl 6A)LTZ 4dr Sedan w/2LZ (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)LTZ 4dr Sedan w/1LZ (2.5L 4cyl 6A)LT 4dr Sedan w/3LT (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)LS Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
MPG29292924292429
Seating5555555
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower196 hp @ 6300 rpm196 hp @ 6300 rpm196 hp @ 6300 rpm259 hp @ 5300 rpm196 hp @ 6300 rpm259 hp @ 5300 rpm196 hp @ 6300 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

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

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.1%

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
    M
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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I have owned many cars including Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Cadillac Buick and other premium brands. This car impresses me for its value. It is solidly built with quality materials. It rides well, it handles well, it accelerates well, it is comfortable on long drives and it gets incredible fuel economy for its size and weight. The only complaints I have are the limited room in the rear passenger area and the blind spots in the rear. I recently drove the car from California to Alabama. My average speed was 80 mph. My average fuel economy was better than 36 mpg. Maintenance costs are fantastic. Regular maintenance on this car is about $40 per visit compared to over $400 per visit for my wife's Mercedes C Class. I won't even go into the maintenance costs I experienced as a Jaguar owner. Overall, this car compares quite favorably to similar offerings by Japan or Europe. I drive this car a lot having put over 40,000 miles on it in one year. All of that mileage and no significant problems at all. This is not a sports car and it wasn't designed as one. So, everyone complaining about handling and acceleration are comparing apples to oranges. It drives quite well and is very much like any other similar car like the Honda Accord or Nissan Altima. In my opinion, the car is a bit overpriced. However, I made up for that with GMs military discount which brought the price into reasonable territory. Further, I doubt that the car will hold its resale value the way Honda or Nissan does simply because it is a domestic offering. All in all, this car does what GM says it can do. It is a great value and a great car.
I love my Maibu but disappointed.
I've had my Malibu for a little over a year and I loved it from the moment the salesman pulled it up for me to test drive it. Brand new with on 3 miles. I've been on a couple road trips and loved the smooth ride and comfort. The my link and XM radios are among my favorite features. I have always disliked the start stop function and wished it was a way to disable it. Doesn't seem to save much gas and I hate the feeling that my car has stalled. A few days ago when I'd come to a stop and the feature engaged as normal, I let my foot off the brake and my radio cut off for a few seconds, then came back on. I thought nothing of it at first until it did it a second time but this time the check engine light came on and now I'm alarmed. I take it into the dealership to find out the auxiliary battery that powers the features in the car while the engine is shut off is drained and needed to be replaced. I've only had my car for exactly 13 month and this battery needs to be replaced? Luckily it's under warranty but what happens when the warranty is up? Will I have to replace this battery every year? Will it cause electrical problems? I also fear that the starter will not last because of the constant starting. As much as I love this car this lack of reliability has disappointed me and makes me worry how this car will hold up after its a few years old. I know a battery is nothing and hopefully nothing else happens that is not covered under warranty.
Love this car!
It's easy to hook up all of you wife and blue tooth, making hands free a standard thing. Great on gas, love the interior, Had other Malibu's in the past that lasted and lasted. I mean like 190,000 and still humming along! Dependable, safe and beats everyone on price except the inferior brands. Would let my kids travel in it or recommend to someone's mom. I love this car~!!! Update on 5-30-2016. After six months driving it, I love it even more. My mileage is averaging between 28-.5-29.6 MGP. I drive about 36 miles per day round trip to work and with SeriousXM, it seems like a ten minute drive and I have to sit in the car to finish listening to something every day! 6/1/17 Mileage averaging over 30 MPG. No other maint. expenses but Gas, oil, rotating tires, which are still good at 40K miles. Update December 2017-Just over 50k miles, tires wearing so well I should get the full 65,000+ out of them. Steering still right on, loving the satellite features for using phone, etc. and bluetooth. Only wish now would be to have it just a tad more quiet. I recently rented a Buick Verano and found it to be noticeably quieter and the ride smoother. UPDATE June 2018, over 65,000 miles now and all is well! Just replaced the original Goodyears with the next grade up that are a little quieter. The interior is all intact, still great mileage, and also just changed the fuel filter and blew out the lines. Mileage went from 29.3 back up to 32.43. worth the expense, I would say.
Used 2015 Chevrolet Malibu Overview

The Used 2015 Chevrolet Malibu is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include LT 4dr Sedan w/1LT (2.5L 4cyl 6A), LS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), LT 4dr Sedan w/2LT (2.5L 4cyl 6A), LTZ 4dr Sedan w/2LZ (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), LTZ 4dr Sedan w/1LZ (2.5L 4cyl 6A), LT 4dr Sedan w/3LT (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and LS Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2015 Chevrolet Malibu?

Save up to $695 on one of 157 Used 2015 Chevrolet Malibu for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $9,871 as of 07/17/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2015 Chevrolet Malibu trim styles:

  • The Used 2015 Chevrolet Malibu LT is priced between $9,994 and $18,799 with odometer readings between 0 and 97811 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Chevrolet Malibu LS is priced between $9,871 and $16,995 with odometer readings between 0 and 75591 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ is priced between $13,273 and $19,973 with odometer readings between 0 and 58946 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Chevrolet Malibu LS Fleet is priced between $9,994 and $12,938 with odometer readings between 47572 and 76707 miles.

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