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9.0
/ 10
On Quality
BASE
INVOICE
$20,876
BASE
MSRP
$21,975
On Quality
The spacious 2011 Chevrolet Malibu has a level of comfort and refinement that’s hard to beat in this class.
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The backseat offers good legroom and decent headroom, but adults may find the bench too low to the floor.
Cars.com

It's possible to seat 3 abreast, but the center rider's feet will likely have to straddle a hump in the floor board.
Consumer Guide

Both the front and rear seats are comfortable with plenty of cushioning and support
Autoblog

The interior materials are very, very good, but their alignment is pretty poor in places.
Automobile Magazine

remarkably solid, quiet, steady and smooth
AutoWeek

The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu has a very well designed interior, featuring spacious seating, high-quality materials, and a comfortable, quiet ride.

The Malibu's front seats are among the most comfortable in the mid-size sedan class, while the back offers more legroom than most rivals. In back, you can pack three bigger-framed adults for shorter trips—something that's not true for all mid-size sedans—and contouring is also adult-sized.

There are plenty of compliments for the look and feel of the materials used in the cabin of the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu. Upholstery and trims feel like they could be used in a more expensive vehicle, and switchgear leaves a high-quality impression. A deep center console, several smaller storage spaces, and a 110-volt rear outlet add utility.

With respect to ride quality and interior noise, the 2011 Malibu is one of the most refined vehicles in its class. Both engines are well isolated, and ride quality ranges from firm but well-damped for some of the V-6 models with lower-profile tires to cushy for base four-cylinder models. Additional sound-damping measures include specially laminated window glass, acoustic insulation, and composite liners for the wheel wells.

Conclusion

The spacious 2011 Chevrolet Malibu has a level of comfort and refinement that’s hard to beat in this class.

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