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Chevrolet Malibu vs. Chevrolet Impala Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Chevrolet Malibu or Chevrolet Impala reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Chevrolet Malibu and the Chevrolet Impala truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2011 Chevrolet Malibu 26 Malibus, 8.5 months of data per Malibu, average 35600 miles44
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Chevrolet Malibu   23 Malibus, 7.8 months of data per Malibu, average 47900 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Malibu 26 Malibus, 10.2 months of data per Malibu, average 54300 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Impala   22 Impalas, 9.0 months of data per Impala, average 106800 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu   15 Malibus, 9.8 months of data per Malibu, average 59100 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo   17 Impala / Monte Carlos, 8.5 months of data per Impala / Monte Carlo, average 95700 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Malibu   11 Malibus, 7.8 months of data per Malibu, average 89500 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo   12 Impala / Monte Carlos, 7.7 months of data per Impala / Monte Carlo, average 92700 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Malibu   13 Malibus, 7.8 months of data per Malibu, average 78500 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Malibu   19 Malibus, 7.3 months of data per Malibu, average 100000 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo   13 Impala / Monte Carlos, 7.7 months of data per Impala / Monte Carlo, average 94400 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Malibu   19 Malibus, 8.6 months of data per Malibu, average 104700 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo   16 Impala / Monte Carlos, 5.8 months of data per Impala / Monte Carlo, average 111600 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Impala / Monte Carlo   11 Impala / Monte Carlos, 7.4 months of data per Impala / Monte Carlo, average 135600 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Chevrolet Malibu

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What Our Members Are Saying about Chevrolet Malibu Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Chevrolet Malibu: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
no real issues since 2008 release, owner satisfaction high
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
7500 miles no problems, solid feel
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Based on other owners and surveys I have seen it is very reliable - I currently have 23,000 KM - has been perfect -
2009 4dr Sedan 252-horsepower 3.6L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The Malibu competes well with comparable cars from Honda, Toyota, and Hyundai without the bland looks. This is something GM should have done a while ago.
2007 4dr Sedan 217-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
We have had no problems in the two years we have owned it.
2007 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Excellent simple design, ecotec 2.2 is well known european engine. Epsilon platform is widely spread through the world and one of GM best seller in the world.
2006 4dr Hatch 240-horsepower 3.9L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This car is bulletproof. It has not yet been to the dealership, other than oil change. My wife is very hard on this car, yet it has been perfect!
Reliability and Durability of the Chevrolet Malibu: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I did not have the sense that this car was well built, It felt like t would not hold up well over time.
2008 4dr Sedan 169-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Reliability and durability of new electric assisted steering is showing on forums. I had a rear left electric door lock intermittent misfunction which was fixed under warranty.
2005 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Front end steering problems that dealers in three states have been unable to permanantly correct despite replacing the steering rack and all suspension components. Twice. Also, the hatch-back pistons have failed and Chevy is unable to replace them.
2005 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.2L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Transmission solenoid failed at less than 85,000 miles. Cost a lot to fix. I had a Ford that ran 164,000 miles with only transmission maintenance. Front steering thumps when turned to the left. It goes away if you lube the steering shaft.
2004 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Several problems: one was a bad weld in the left front quarter panel/fender. 2. Problem with electronic steering. 3. Seat broke and had to be replaced (all covered under warranty)
2004 4dr Hatch 200-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Steering & chassis parts fail every few thousand miles. Parts that should last over 200k miles needs replacement under 50K miles. Transmission got burned.
2002 4dr Sedan 170-horsepower 3.1L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Lots of small problems with the electrical system common to the Malibu/Grand AM/Alero class. 3 HVAC control units failed. Turn signal switch. DEXcool + Intake manifold gasket issues.

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