IT’S NOT JUST THEIR “BEST BUY”.
When Consumers Digest named Chevrolet Malibu as one of its 2009 Best Buys, it was only reinforcing what drivers across Canada and the
You look beneath the surface to see what someone is all
United States have discovered for themselves: namely that Malibu provides a unique combination of distinctive styling, extraordinary
about. You measure people according to how they act –
fuel efﬁciency and exemplary quality. No wonder Malibu has won more than 30 prestigious awards, including the 2009 Best New Family
what they say and, even more importantly, what they do.
Vehicle* from Kelley Blue Book and why AUTOMOBILE Magazine in February 2009 wrote: “… Drive one, and you will see why we've named
Why not apply that same thinking to your choice of your
it an … All-Star winner two years in a row.” It shows you what happens when you bring together trend-setting design and innovative
next car? Look for one that fully delivers on its promise.
engineering. The car that sets the standard for all other mid-size sedans. The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu.
One that will lift you up, not let you down.
* For more information about the 2009 Best New Family Vehicles from Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com, visit kbb.com/family09
Malibu 2LT, shown in Red Jewel Tintcoat with available equipment.
For more information about Malibu, visit chevrolet.gm.ca
“MALIBU HAS BEEN THE SURPRISE OF
THE AUTOMOTIVE WORLD.” – US NEWS & WORLD REPORT
Perceptions have changed – people used to look to the likes of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord to identify the best mid-sized car.
Now all it takes is a visit to your neighbourhood Chevrolet dealer. That’s where you’ll ﬁnd the real benchmark for its class: Malibu. As
AUTOMOBILE Magazine afﬁrms, Malibu is: “a family sedan that is more enjoyable to drive than the Toyota Camry, better looking than the
Honda Accord …” Malibu’s sporty personality is established by its long wheelbase and short overhangs – the same characteristics, coupled
with a tight wheel-to-body relationship, contribute to Malibu’s conﬁdent handling. Your control is further enhanced by the standard
four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and StabiliTrak®. First it wowed the critics; now it’s about to do the same to you.
Malibu LTZ shown in Mocha Steel Metallic.
THERE’S FUEL EFFICIENCY.
AND THEN THERE’S BEST-IN-CLASS FUEL EFFICIENCY.
Malibu’s standard 170 horsepower 2.4L ECOTEC dual overhead cam four-cylinder engine employs fuel-saving technology like Variable
Valve Timing (VVT). When combined with the six-speed automatic transmission on 2LT and LTZ models, it enables Malibu to earn stellar
5.9 L/100 km highway fuel consumption ratings. That’s better than either the comparably equipped Toyota Camry or Honda Accord.* In fact,
it beats all non-hybrid cars in its class** and it translates into an amazing highway driving range of up to 1034 km. If instead, it’s performance
that drives you, take note of the available 252 horsepower 3.6L V6 VVT engine. Malibu – it’s engineered around your priorities.
* 2010 Malibu equipped with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. 2010 Camry equipped with a
2.5L 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission and latest published information at time of printing. 2009 Honda Accord based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2009 Fuel Consumption Guide
Ratings. Your actual fuel consumption may vary.
** Based on GM Mid Car segment and latest competitive information available at the time of printing.
Malibu LTZ, shown in Taupe Gray Metallic with available equipment.
“… NEWFOUND LEVELS OF REFINEMENT AND STYLE … LEGITIMATE
CONTENDER FOR BEST-IN-CLASS BRAGGING RIGHTS.” – MOTOR TREND
Take your position inside Malibu and you’ll realize that this is a car that is designed with ﬂair – and with a commitment to an exceptional driving
experience. As soon as you see the sports car-inspired dual cockpit conﬁguration, it is apparent that this is a mid-size car that is more than highly
functional. Malibu is further distinguished by its impeccable ﬁt and ﬁnish. Look closely and you can see evidence in the tight gaps between the
trim panels and the furniture-quality stitching in the seating material. What you won’t see is the use of acoustic laminated glass that contributes
to Malibu’s ultra-quiet ride. If you prefer to pump up the volume, Malibu offers an available Bose® premium eight-speaker sound system.*
A USB port is also available, allowing you to plug in your own musical selections. It all adds up to a more rewarding drive – by design.
* Interim availability. See your dealer for details.
Malibu’s designers maximized space with features like the standard auxiliary storage The Bose premium 8-speaker sound system incorporates strategically positioned
bin located on the top of the centre stack. It provides an ideal location for items like woofers, proprietary digital signal processing and six channels of custom equalization.
sunglasses, mobile phones and other small articles. The system will be available on 2LT and standard on LTZ later in the 2010 model year.*
Malibu LTZ interior, shown in Cocoa/Cashmere with leather-appointed seating surfaces and accent piping.
EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL.
Now that you’ve made yourself comfortable, it’s time to familiarize yourself with Malibu’s controls. They give you a high level of
command over a series of Malibu’s functions. A good example is provided by the six-speed automatic transmission on 2LT and LTZ
models. It includes TAPshiftTM manual shift control with paddles on the steering wheel that enables you to select the desired gear for
performance-like driving or to address speciﬁc road conditions. There are also steering wheel controls for the sound system on all but LS
models. All these controls allow you to make adjustments without taking your hands off the steering wheel. The same principle applies
to the Bluetooth® wireless mobile phone connectivity that’s standard on all but LS models. And you can use the available three-prong
110-volt household power outlet to plug in your electronic devices. Sophisticated controls for a very sophisticated car.
Bluetooth wireless connectivity enables you to answer and end calls without touching The 6-speed automatic transmission offers a wide spread in gear ratios. A steep ﬁrst
your compatible mobile phone, by using the steering-wheel-mounted sound system gear enhances launch capabilities, while the tall overdrive sixth gear reduces noise,
controls. Bluetooth is standard on LT and LTZ models. vibration and enhances fuel efﬁciency, standard on 2LT and LTZ, available on 1LT.
GIVE YOURSELF FIVE-STAR PEACE OF MIND. FIVE-STAR FRONTAL
CRASH TEST RATING**
Malibu is engineered to help keep you safe,
starting with advanced driver control technology. HIGHEST POSSIBLE U.S. GOVERNMENT CRASH SAFETY RATING
Malibu earned ﬁve stars in frontal and side-impact crash ratings**
But the reality is – some accidents are simply from the U.S. National Highway Trafﬁc Safety Administration.
unavoidable. That’s why Malibu is also equipped
with comprehensive occupant protection features, ONSTAR
including six standard air bags: dual-stage frontal air Does your vehicle have a help button?
bags with a Passenger Sensing System, front seat- With OnStar, you can get the help you
mounted thorax side-impact air bags, and front- 2 4 need at the push of a button. If you’re in a collision, you don’t
even need to ask for help – sensors around your vehicle can
to-rear head curtain side-impact air bags.* They
automatically alert an OnStar Advisor. If your vehicle is stolen,
helped Malibu earn the highest U.S. government we can use GPS technology to help police ﬁnd it. OnStar and
frontal and side-impact crash ratings – ﬁve stars.** 1 year of the Directions & Connections Plan† with Turn-by-Turn
You also have the security of OnStar®† – a system Navigation†† is included on all Malibu models. No one offers
more ways to help you on the road. Learn more at onstar.ca.
you won’t ﬁnd on either Toyota Camry or Honda
†† Turn-by-Turn Navigation not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.ca for coverage map.
Accord. It can direct emergency service providers to
your exact location. Peace of mind: it isn’t a luxury
in Malibu, it’s standard equipment.
XM SATELLITE RADIO
* A NOTE ON CHILD SAFETY: Always use safety belts and proper child
restraints, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Refer to the vehicle
Your listening preferences are very
Owner’s Manual and child safety seat instructions for more information. personal. XM Satellite Radio gives you access to the largest
** Five-star rating is for the driver and front-passenger seating positions playlist on the planet and the most commercial-free music
in the frontal crash test, and for the front and rear seating positions in in digital-quality sound. That’s on top of news, talk, comedy
the side-impact crash test. Model tested with standard side-impact air
and sports channels – including more than 1000 NHL games.
bags. U.S. government star ratings are part of the National Highway
Trafﬁ c Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program It all adds up to 130 channels to choose from, coast to coast.‡
1. SAFETY CAGE 3. SIDE INTRUSION BEAM STABILITRAK TURN-BY-TURN NAVIGATION
(NCAP) (safercar.gov). Why offer so much choice? XM Satellite Radio has to appeal
The safety cage helps reduce deformation of the frame in A tubular side intrusion beam fabricated from high-strength The standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control system OnStar and 1 year of the Directions & Connections Plan† are
† OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), to a wide range of tastes, with more than 9 million subscribers.
the event of a collision. The cage surrounds the passenger boron steel helps protect passengers during side impacts. It is helps keep you on your intended driving line, using the brakes standard on all Malibu models. The plan includes Turn-by-Turn
wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating
diagonally positioned on the front doors. and, if necessary, adjusting engine torque to correct for And it’s included on Malibu LTZ and is available on other
for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing
compartment from the windshield pillar to the backglass Navigation†† – perhaps the smartest and simplest navigation
pillar, and from the roof rail to the rocker. oversteer and understeer. system out there. All you do is press the OnStar button models. Ask your dealer for more information.
emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement 4. FRONT FRAME
required. Ability to locate stolen vehicles varies with conditions. and state your destination to an Advisor. You then receive ‡ Available in 10 Canadian provinces and the 48 contiguous United States.
2. LOWER DOOR-TO-DOOR INTERLOCK It helps absorb crash energy in a controlled manner, reducing Subscription sold separately after trial period.
Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.ca for automated voice instructions that lead you right to your next
OnStar's Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and details The interlock helps prevent the rear door from intruding into the force of an impact before it reaches the passenger destination – turn-by-turn.
12 and system limitations. the passenger compartment during an impact. compartment.
MALIBU MODEL OVERVIEW HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR MALIBU INTO A ONE-OF-A-KIND.
MALIBU LS MALIBU 1LT MALIBU 2LT MALIBU LTZ If you believe your vehicle represents an important expression of your individuality, take Malibu’s style and functionality to the next level
Malibu LS includes these standard features: Malibu 1LT enhances LS features with: Malibu 2LT enhances 1LT features with: Malibu LTZ enhances 2LT features with: with the addition of Chevrolet Accessories. They were part of Malibu’s development process to ensure they offer the same quality of ﬁt,
• 170 hp ECOTEC 2.4L FlexFuel 4-cylinder • 17-in. fascia-spoke wheels with bright • 6-speed automatic transmission with • 18-in. 10-spoke bright-ﬁnish
engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) chrome trim TAPshift manual shift control aluminum wheels ﬁnish and function as the rest of the vehicle. They are backed by the 3-year/60,000 km New Vehicle Limited Warranty* and can be included
• GM Oil Life Monitoring System • Body-coloured exterior mirrors • 17-in. Chrome-Clad aluminum wheels • Fog lights in your ﬁnance agreement through GMAC. Ask your dealer for a complete list of the Chevrolet Accessories available for Malibu, or visit gm.ca
• 4-speed automatic transmission • Steering-wheel–mounted sound • Chrome exhaust tip • LED tail lights
• 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Panic system controls • Remote vehicle starter system • Heated exterior mirrors with driver-side * Whichever comes ﬁ rst, when permanently installed by the dealer at the time you purchased your new vehicle, or for the remainder of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty if installed after the time of your vehicle
Brake Assist • MP3 playback, auto tone control and • UltraLuxTM Sheer Suede seating surfaces auto-dimming mirror purchase, but no less than 12 months.
• StabiliTrak electronic stability control system speed-compensated volume control • Heated front bucket seats • Leather-appointed seating areas
• Traction control • Bluetooth phone connectivity. • Power 6-way driver’s seat adjuster • Power 8-way driver’s seat adjuster Some Chevrolet Accessories available for Malibu include:
• 4-wheel independent suspension • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter • Power 6-way front-passenger • Rear-seat head-restraint LCD screens
• 17-in. fascia-spoke wheels with painted • Auto-dimming interior rear-view mirror seat adjuster
• 17-in. forged polished wheel
sterling silver trim with compass • Automatic electronic climate control
• 18-in. 7-spoke cast chrome wheel
• Power exterior mirrors • Universal home remote transmitter. • 210-watt 8-speaker sound system with
• Remote keyless entry system CD player, MP3 playback and USB port • 2-way advance remote vehicle starter system
• Six air bags • XM Satellite Radio. • Premium all-weather ﬂoor mats.
• Driver Information Centre
• Air conditioning
• Power windows and door locks
• Tilt and telescopic steering column
• Cruise control
• Front bucket seats with power driver height
adjuster and power lumbar adjuster
• 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks
• 6-speaker sound system with CD player
and auxiliary audio input jack
• OnStar with 1 year of the
Directions & Connections Plan
and Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
2010 MALIBU STANDARD AND OPTIONAL FEATURES DIMENSIONS
SAFETY AND SECURITY LS 1LT 2LT LTZ EXTERIOR (CONTINUED) LS 1LT 2LT LTZ INTERIOR (CONTINUED) LS 1LT 2LT LTZ
Air bags – dual-stage, driver and front-passenger, frontal with Passenger Sensing System S S S S Mirrors – manual folding, power remote control, black S – – – Trunk – release, power remote S S S S
Air bags – driver and front-passenger, seat-mounted side-impact S S S S Mirrors – manual folding, power remote control, body-colour – S S S Universal home remote – 3-channel transmitter – – S S
Air bags – front-to-rear, head curtain side-impact S S S S Mirrors – heated with driver-side auto-dimming feature – – – S Windows – power, driver’s express-down feature and rear passenger window lock-out features S S S10 S10 D
Brake/transmission shift interlock S S S S Mouldings – bodyside, body-colour O O O – Convenience Package – includes power 6-way driver’s seat adjuster and remote vehicle
Door locks – power, programmable with lock-out protection and delayed locking feature S S S S Mouldings – bright chrome window surround with body-colour rockers S – – – starter system – O – –
Door locks – rear, child-security S S S S Mouldings – bright chrome window surround and body-colour rockers with chrome insert – S S S
SEATS A E F
Headlights – Daytime Running Lights with automatic light control S S S S Sunroof – power, sliding glass panel, express-open feature – O O O
Reclining front bucket seats with Custom cloth S S – – B C C
Keyless entry system – remote S S S S Tail lights – LED – – – S
Reclining front bucket seats with UltraLux Sheer Suede seating surfaces – – S –
OnStar In-Vehicle Communications and Assistance Service – includes 1 year of the Tires – P225/50R17 all-season† touring5 S S – –
Directions & Connections Plan* with Turn-by-Turn Navigation** S S S S Reclining front bucket seats with leather-appointed seating surfaces – – – S
Tires – P215/55R17 all-season† touring – O6 S –
Heated, driver and front-passenger seats – – S S EXTERIOR, mm (in.)
Safety restraints – LATCH (Lower Anchors and top Tethers for Children), rear seats S S S S Tires – P225/50R18 all-season† touring – – O7 S
StabiliTrak – electronic stability control system S S S S Power driver seat height adjuster S S – – Wheelbase (A) 2852 (112.3)
Wheels – 17" x 7" fascia-spoke painted sterling silver (A) S – – –
Theft-deterrent system – electronic immobilizer S S S S Power 6-way driver seat adjuster – O4 S – Length (B) 4872 (191.8)
Wheels – 17" x 7" fascia-spoke bright chrome (A) – S – –
Theft-deterrent system – content theft alarm, audible/visible S S S S Power 8-way driver and power 6-way front-passenger seat adjusters – – – S Width (C) 1786 (70.3)
Wheels – 17" x 7" chrome-clad aluminum (B) – O S –
Traction control – electronic, full-function, all-speed S S S S Power 2-way driver seat lumbar adjuster S S S S Height (D) 1450 (57.1)
Wheels – 18" x 7" 5-spoke bright-ﬁnish aluminum (C) – – O8 –
Seatback – rear, 60/40 split-folding S S S S Front tread (E) 1514 (59.6)
Wheels – 18" x 7" 10-spoke bright-ﬁnish aluminum (D) – – – S
Windshield wipers – ﬂat-blade, speed-sensitive with variable delay (intermittent) S S S S ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS Rear tread (F) 1524 (60.0)
Battery – with run-down protection S S S S
Brakes – power, 4-wheel disc S S S S All Malibu sound systems include an electronically tuned AM/FM stereo with CD player, seek
INTERIOR INTERIOR, mm (in.) front/rear
up/down, scan, auxiliary audio input jack for iPod®/MP3 player, TheftLock® and digital clock S S S S
Brakes – 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) S S S S Air conditioning – manual S S S – Headroom 1001/945 (39.4/37.2)
As above, plus MP3 playback compatibility, auto tone control, speed-compensated volume
Drive – front-wheel S S S S Air conditioning – automatic climate control – – – S Legroom 1073/955 (42.2/37.6)
control and Radio Data System® (RDS) O11 S S –
Engine – ECOTEC 2.4L I-4 VVT with MFI, FlexFuel (E85 capable) Auxiliary power outlet – 12-volt, two, located on ﬂoor console S S S S As above, plus USB port – – O12 S Shoulder room 1369/1364 (53.9/53.7)
Horsepower – 170 @ 6200 rpm; Torque – 158 lb.-ft. @ 5200 rpm S S S S Console – front ﬂoor with sliding armrest, dual-bin storage, 12-volt auxiliary power outlet, Bluetooth – utilizes vehicle sound system, microphone, voice recognition and controls with Hip room 1323/1311 (52.1/51.6)
Engine – 3.6L DOHC V6 VVT with SFI front and rear cupholders S S S S Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones – S S S
Horsepower – 252 @ 6300 rpm; Torque – 251 lb.-ft. @ 3200 rpm – – O1 O2 Cruise control – steering-wheel-mounted, electronic with resume, coast and decelerate/ XM Satellite Radio†† O13 O O S CAPACITIES/WEIGHT
Engine – block heater O O O O accelerate features S S S S
6-speaker premium sound system S S S – Trunk, L (cu. ft.) 428 (15.1)
Exhaust system – aluminized stainless steel S S S S Defogger – electric rear-window S S S S
8-speaker enhanced sound system with 210-watt ampliﬁer – – O12 S Fuel tank, L (imp. gal.) 61 (13.4)
Exhaust system – single chrome tip – – S S Floor mats – front and rear, carpeted S S S –
8-speaker Bose premium sound system14 – – O S Curb weight (est.), kg. (lb.)
Exhaust system – dual chrome tips – – O1 O2 Floor mats – premium, front and rear and trunk mat – O O S
Premium Sound System Package – includes 8-speaker enhanced sound system15 with – LS 1551 (3418)
Steering – power, electric, variable-effort, rack-and-pinion S S S S Instrumentation – analogue gauges (includes speedometer, tachometer, coolant
210-watt ampliﬁer, AM/FM stereo with CD player, MP3 playback compatibility, auto tone – LT 1561 (3442)
Steering – power, hydraulic, rack-and-pinion – O1 O2 temperature and fuel gauge) S S S S control, speed-compensated volume control, Radio Data System (RDS) and USB port – – O – – LTZ 1577 (3477)
Suspension – 4-wheel independent S S S S Instrumentation – Driver Information Centre (includes exterior temperature display,
Transmission – 4-speed automatic with overdrive S S – – GM Oil Life Monitoring System, programmable features and message centre) S S S S S – Standard. *OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), TOWING
Transmission – 6-speed automatic with overdrive and TAPshift manual shift control – O3 S S Instrumentation – tire pressure monitoring system O O O O O – Optional individually or in combination with other optional equipment. wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating
1 – Included with available LT Performance Package. for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing ECOTEC 2.4L I-4 VVT 2.89 ﬁnal drive ratio; 454 kg (1000 lb.) maximum gross trailer weight‡
Vehicle starter system – remote – O4 S S Lights – front courtesy and reading, illuminated entry/exit, delayed illumination and 2 – Included with available LTZ Performance Package. emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement ECOTEC 2.4L I-4 VVT 3.91 ﬁnal drive ratio; 454 kg (1000 lb.) maximum gross trailer weight‡
LT Performance Package – includes 3.6L DOHC V6 VVT engine, 6-speed automatic theatre dimming S S S S 3 – Includes P215/55R17 touring tires. required. Ability to locate stolen vehicles varies with conditions.
4 – Included with available Convenience Package. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.ca for 3.6L DOHC V6 VVT 2.77 ﬁnal drive ratio; 454 kg (1000 lb.) maximum gross trailer weight‡
transmission with TAPshift manual shift control, dual chrome tip exhaust, 18" x 7" Lights – accent, front console and interior door handles S S S S
5 – Interim availability 2010 Model Year, will be standard equipment OnStar’s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and details and
5-spoke bright-ﬁnish aluminum wheels (C) with P225/50R18 all-season† touring tires, Lights – dual rear reading – – S S on Malibu LS and 1LT equipped with a 2.4L L4 engine and 4-speed system limitations. ‡ When properly equipped, includes weight of trailer, cargo, passengers and equipment. All towing recommendations are subject to change.
hydraulic power steering and XM Satellite Radio†† – – O – Mirror – rear-view, auto-dimming with compass – – S S automatic transmission. At start of production, P215/55R17 touring **Turn-by-Turn Navigation not available in certain areas. Visit onstar.ca Trailer tongue load should be 10% of the maximum trailer weight but should not exceed the load rating speciﬁed for that vehicle, engine or hitch
LTZ Performance Package – includes 3.6L DOHC V6 VVT engine, 6-speed automatic Power centre – rear, includes 110-volt outlet with 3-prong household outlet – O O9 O9 tires will be included. See your dealer for details. for coverage map. combinations. See your dealer or refer to the Malibu Owner’s Manual for details.
6 – Included with available 6-speed automatic transmission. † All-season tires may not satisfy winter tire requirements in all regions of
transmission with TAPshift manual shift control, dual chrome tip exhaust and hydraulic Steering column – tilt and telescopic adjustable S S S S 7 – Included with available 18" 5-spoke bright-ﬁnish aluminum wheels. the country. Tires speciﬁcally designed for severe winter conditions and
power steering – – – O 8 – Includes P225/50R18 touring tires. marked with the “winter tire” symbol may be required during certain
Steering wheel – with sound system controls – S – –
9 – Included with available rear-window shade. months or in certain regions. Contact your Provincial, Municipal or local
EXTERIOR Steering wheel – leather-wrapped with sound system controls and leather-wrapped shifter – – S S
10 – Includes driver express-up and down feature. road authority for information regarding which tires are required in your
Fog lights – projector beam – – – S Sunshades – LH and RH padded; non-illuminated vanity mirrors with extensions S S – – 11 – Included with available XM Satellite Radio. particular area.
Sunshades – LH and RH padded; illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror 12 – Included with available Premium Sound Package. †† Available in 10 Canadian provinces and the 48 contiguous United States.
Glass – Solar-Ray®, tinted with acoustic windshield and front doors S S S S 13 – Includes up-level radio when speciﬁed. Subscription sold separately after trial period.
with extensions – – S S
Grille – black with bright surround S S S – 14 – Interim availability 2010 Model Year, will replace 8-speaker enhanced
Sunshade – rear window, manual (includes rear power centre) – – O O sound system. See your dealer for details.
Grille – sterling silver painted with bright surround – – – S
15 – Bose 8-speaker sound system will replace 8-speaker enhanced sound
system during 2010 Model Year. See your dealer for details.