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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 2008 Chevrolet Malibu specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2008 Chevrolet Malibu warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$19,900$21,185$23,040
    Invoice *$18,805$20,019$21,772
    Engine2.4L I-4 169 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpm2.4L I-4 169 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpmStandard:2.4L I-4 169 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpmAvailable:3.6L V-6 252 HP 251 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/ODStandard:4-spd auto w/ODAvailable:6-spd auto w/ODsequential shift control
    Fuel Economy City22.0 mpg22.0 mpg22.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy30.0 mpg30.0 mpg30.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.4L I-4 169 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpm2.4L I-4 169 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpmStandard:2.4L I-4 169 HP 160 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpmAvailable:3.6L V-6 252 HP 251 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/ODStandard:4-spd auto w/ODAvailable:6-spd auto w/ODsequential shift control
    Battery525 amp with run down protection525 amp with run down protection525 amp with run down protection
    Axle Ratio3.913.91Standard:3.91Available:2.77
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank16.0 gal.16.0 gal.16.0 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steel with chrome tailpipe finishstainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
    Traction ControldrivelineABS & drivelineABS & driveline
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic StabilityN/AStabiliTrakStabiliTrak
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Front Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Rear Suspensionindependent multi-linkindependent multi-linkindependent multi-link
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels16.0 " steel17.0 " steelStandard:17.0 " polished aluminumAvailable:18.0 " machined aluminum
    Front TiresP215/60SR16.0BSW touring ASP225/50SR17.0BSW touring ASStandard:P225/50SR17.0BSW touring ASAvailable:P225/50TR18.0BSW touring AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelcompact steelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity555
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Heated Front SeatsN/AN/Adriver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Front Armrestscenter w/storagecenter w/storagecenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls6-way (2-way power)Standard:6-way (2-way power)Available:8-way (6-way power)8-way (6-way power)
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Rear Seats60-40 bench60-40 bench60-40 bench
    Rear Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Seat Trimclothclothsimulated suede/leatherette
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Floor MatsAvailable:carpeted front & rearcarpeted front & rearcarpeted front & rear
    Dashboard Insertmetal-lookmetal-looksimulated wood/metal-look
    Gear Shift Knob TrimN/AN/Aleather/metal-look
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofN/AAvailable:express openAvailable:express open
    Vanity MirrorsN/AN/Adual illuminated
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightauto-dimming day-night
    Glove Boxglove boxglove boxglove box
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Reading Lightsfrontfrontfront & rear
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup Holderfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Instrument Panel Storagecovered bincovered bincovered bin
    Dashboard Storagedashboard storagedashboard storagedashboard storage
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Rear Door Binsrear door binsrear door binsrear door bins
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Cargo NetN/AAvailable:cargo netAvailable:cargo net
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air Conditioningmanualmanualmanual
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    RadioXM AM/FM/Satellite, clock, seek-scanXM AM/FM/Satellite, clock, seek-scanStandard:XM AM/FM/Satellite, clock, seek-scanAvailable:XM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel ControlsN/Aradio steering wheel controlsradio steering wheel controls
    CDin-dash mounted singlein-dash mounted singleStandard:in-dash mounted singleAvailable:in-dash mounted 6-disc
    MP3 PlayerMP3 decoderMP3 decoderN/A
    Speakers66Standard:6Available:8
    AmplifierN/AN/AAvailable:amplifier
    Radio Theft DeterrentTHEFTLOCKTHEFTLOCKTHEFTLOCK
    Antennawindow gridwindow gridwindow grid
    Cruise Controlwith steering wheel controlswith steering wheel controlswith steering wheel controls
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Remote Keyless Entrykeyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasepowerpowerpower
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Power Outlets222
    AC power outletN/AAvailable:AC power outletAvailable:AC power outlet
    Retained Accessory Powerretained accessory powerretained accessory powerretained accessory power
    Garage Door OpenerN/AN/AHomeLink Wireless Control System
    Emergency SOSOnStar Directions & ConnectionsOnStar Directions & ConnectionsOnStar Directions & Connections
    Adjustable PedalsN/AAvailable:powerpower
    Internet Accessinternet accessinternet accessinternet access
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    CompassN/AN/Acompass
    Exterior Temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperature
    Systems Monitorsystems monitorsystems monitorsystems monitor
    Trip Computertrip computertrip computertrip computer
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheeltelescopic tilttelescopic tilttelescopic tilt
    Steering Wheel MaterialN/AN/Aleather/metal-look
    Front Windowspowerpowerpower
    Rear Windowspowerpowerpower
    1-Touch Opendriverdriverdriver
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Speed Sensitve Wipersspeed sensitive wipersspeed sensitive wipersspeed sensitive wipers
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
    Rear BlindsN/AN/AAvailable:rear blinds
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact Airbagsseat mountedseat mountedseat mounted
    Passenger Side Impact Airbagseat mountedseat mountedseat mounted
    Overhead Airbagcurtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbagscurtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbagscurtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags
    Occupancy Sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensor
    Side Impact Barsside impact beamsside impact beamsside impact beams
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfrontfront
    Ignition DisablePASS-Key III+PASS-Key III+PASS-Key III+
    Panic Alarmpanic alarmpanic alarmpanic alarm
    Tracker Systemtracker systemtracker systemtracker system
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume15.1 cu.ft.15.1 cu.ft.15.1 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length191.8 "191.8 "191.8 "
    Exterior Width70.3 "70.3 "70.3 "
    Exterior Height57.1 "57.1 "57.1 "
    Wheelbase112 "112 "112 "
    Front Tread60 "60 "60 "
    Rear Tread60 "60 "60 "
    Turning Radius20.2 '20.2 '20.2 '
    Curb Weight3,415 lbs.3,436 lbs.3,436 lbs.
    Max Trailer WeightN/AN/AAvailable:1,000 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.34.34.34
    Front Legroom42.2 "42.2 "42.2 "
    Rear Legroom37.6 "37.6 "37.6 "
    Front Headroom39.4 "39.4 "39.4 "
    Rear Headroom37.2 "37.2 "37.2 "
    Front Hiproom53.0 "53.0 "53.0 "
    Rear Hiproom52.1 "52.1 "52.1 "
    Front Shoulder Room55.9 "55.9 "55.9 "
    Rear Shoulder Room53.9 "53.9 "53.9 "
    Interior Cargo Volume15.1 cu.ft.15.1 cu.ft.15.1 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Bodyside MoldingsAvailable:body-coloredAvailable:body-coloredAvailable:body-colored
    Bodyside InsertN/Achromechrome
    Grille Moldingsblack w/chrome surroundblack w/chrome surroundblack w/chrome surround
    PaintStandard:clearcoat monotoneAvailable:metallic monotoneStandard:clearcoat monotoneAvailable:metallic monotoneStandard:clearcoat monotoneAvailable:metallic monotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remotedual power remotedual power remote
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles60/100,00060/100,00060/100,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles72/100,00072/100,00072/100,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles60/100,00060/100,00060/100,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
StyleFrontal Rating
Side Rating
LS 4dr Sedan
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat
LT 4dr Sedan
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat
LT w/2LT 4dr Sedan
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat
LTZ 4dr Sedan
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat

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