2018 Chevy Malibu Reliability & Customer Satisfaction
A quick comparison of the 2018 Chevy Malibu reveals a midsize car that can do it all. Each trim level offers drivers a good mixture of sporty and luxurious features, including lower end trims - LS and LT. And perhaps most importantly of all, it provides legendary Chevrolet reliability. The high Malibu reliability ratings allow Chevy to confidently offer a great warranty to give drivers peace of mind. Each new 2018 Malibu comes with a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
2018 Malibu Part & System Ratings
The 2018 Malibu received good marks from Consumer Reports when it comes to predicted reliability. This is thanks in large part to Chevrolet’s historic reliability in the areas of both major and minor engine trouble spots, as well as engine cooling. Chevy Malibus typically also receive strong marks in all of the following categories from Consumer Reports:
- Transmission major
- Transmission minor
- Drive system
- Fuel system
- Electric system
- Climate system
- Paint/ trim
- Body integrity
- Body hardware
- Power equipment
- In-car electronics
2018 Malibu Reliability Ratings
Consumer Reports rates vehicles using their thorough data collection and analysis methods to look at how models have performed in the past. They use this to provide a prediction for how current model year vehicles will age over time. Consumer Reports is widely regarded as the most trustworthy source for reliability information available to customers, and Chevy’s high marks here speak highly of what drivers can expect from the 2018 Malibu. Consumer Reports surveys drivers of more than 640,000 vehicles to gather a reliability history dating back to the year 2000. The survey asks for feedback in the areas of 17 potential trouble spots. The Chevy Malibu ratings are strong in all 17 of these categories across the history of the vehicle.
2018 Malibu Overall Owner Satisfaction
Excellent Chevy Malibu reliability combines with all the other great things about this car to make owners extremely satisfied with their purchase. Consumer Reports has found that 70% of Chevy Malibu drivers want to buy another Malibu. This is a better owner satisfaction score than both the Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion.
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Test Drive the New Malibu in Phoenix Now
Consumer Reports was as impressed by the 2018 Malibu’s road test as they are with its reliability. The performance is highlighted by low noise levels, superior handling, smooth performance, and excellent braking in all conditions. Give it a test of your own by stopping into your nearest Phoenix Chevrolet location today.