2015 Chevy Malibu Among Best Used Midsize Cars Under $15k, KBB Says11
The 2015 Chevy Malibu is among the best used mid-sized cars that one can purchase for under $15,000, according to the car buying experts over at Kelley Blue Book.
KBB recently published its list of the 10 Best Used Midsize Cars Under $15,000, with the 2015 Chevy Malibu appearing in the ninth position. KBB editors praised the Malibu for its plush ride, spacious interior and good fuel economy from its two available four-cylinder engines.
“The Chevrolet Malibu has a smooth ride that makes it great for the daily commute,” KBB said of the 2015 Chevy Malibu. “It also has a roomy cabin that makes it equally suited to family road trips. Good fuel economy from a choice of two engines rounds out its appeal.”
The 2014 Toyota Camry was ranked the best used mid-size car under $15,000 by KBB, with the 2013 Honda Accord second and the 2013 Buick LaCrosse third. The 2015 Subaru Legacy was fourth, followed by the 2014 Mazda6, 2014 Ford Fusion, 2014 Nissan Altima, 2014 Kia Optima, Malibu and 2013 Hyundai Sonata.
The 2015 model year Chevy Malibu came standard with a naturally aspirated 2.5L LCV four-cylinder, which was rated at 197 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque. The turbocharged 2.0L LTG engine could also be ordered, which was rated at 259 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The 2016 model year was the final model year for the eighth-generation Malibu before the ninth-generation model was ushered in for the 2016 model year.
KBB says mid-sized sedans like the Chevy Malibu and Buick LaCrosse remain “a great option for those who want a comfortable, affordable, and fuel-efficient option.” With fuel prices on the rise, budget-minded consumers may be smart to get themselves into an affordable, used sedan in the near future. Despite rising fuel prices, many former passenger car owners still flock to crossovers and SUVs when trading their vehicle in.
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At one time GM produced some good cars. Now all they produce is angry looking unreliable SUV and trucks. Where did it all go wrong?
Best sedan I even owned was a 2000 Chevy prizm. I wish I didn’t get rid of it I had it until 2018 no issues just the routine oil change and tire rotation that was it. When I traded it like an idiot it had 256,722 miles. AC/heat still worked radio worked wipers ect… funniest thing was back in 2017 we had a bad snow storm where I live long story short I was getting off the interstate and going up the ramp was backed up you had all these 4×4 trucks ram, Ford, chevy Toyota you name it they were ahead of me every single one of them were spinning out but my little car went right up the snow covered ramp no issues. It was so funny passing all these big trucks with the prizm.
My friend and his family had 2 Geo Prizms and then I bought it off him with 300,000 miles on it. Sold it back to him and he had it another 50,000 miles before it blew. He hardly ever did oil changes and no other car repairs. I know it was toyota but man that car still felt solid.
The Fusion had terrible road noise and lousy handling. 2015 Epsilon 2 Malibu was done mostly in Russelheim sharing much with Regal and was a great car except for appearance which the D2XX Bu corrected. Hopefully another Bu will be sold. It would cost GM little except sheet metal and a new interior.
So far so good. My 2015 Malibu has been great. After 7 years and 120,000 k’s not even one repair or recall. Still runs, feels and handles like new. GM did a great job on this one.
“With fuel prices on the rise, budget-minded consumers may be smart to get themselves into an affordable, used sedan in the near future.” Well, there aren’t any new ones, so not much choice in the matter.
Chevy Malibu LT 1.5 is one of the worst cars to buy they have to many electric problems I have a 2016 my car cut off on a highway with my child inside the car all because of faulty wiring and camshaft failed.These car really need to be recalled
2nd Malibu, a 2018 and love it. 77K mi so far and not even a hiccup. Buying an American car is a great way to support the USA.
my daughter had 2015 Malibu, all she did to it was , change oil, new tires, then something happened to engine, lost power, took it to dealership, they kept it 4 weeks, and 750$ later, still not fixed, only had 58000 miles on it 🙁
I remember when this generation of Malibu came out, and there was this deliberate big noisy uproar over the back seat leg room.
I had my 2010 malibu from 2015 with 82,000 miles on it ran it until I totalled it Dec 2021 at 147000m!! Smh. I love that car is was very reliable. Only major issue I had was a torque sensor issue that was under recall until 2020! Got it fixed 2 times in 4 years while still under warranty. Happend in Dec. A day or 2 before for a 3 time before i totalled it. As for anything else. Had to replace thr windshield wiper motor. I watched a video and did myself. For lil over %100 for the part. But there v was nothing besides that wrong with it. Lost slight power up hills when it’s hot outside. Idk could be just me, but def has lost lil power when needed. But drove lovely at high speeds and nice handle. 0 vibrations when aligned and everything at lil over 80mph! Love this car!! And now to be missed. Am going for 2015 malibu tomorrow 80,000 miles on it! Wish me luck.