The 1999 Chevrolet Malibu is a midsize car first introduced in 1964. Early models were a subset of the Chevelle, beginning as a high-end variant then declining in stature to mid-range and low-end options within this subset. The Malibu was produced through 1983, when it was discontinued for over a decade before production restarted in 1997. A whole new Malibu was reintroduced in 1997, marking the beginning of the fifth generation of models, or those produced through 2003. The Chevy Malibu is currently still in production, and is available in a range of body styles including coupes, sedans, wagons, and convertibles. It is known for its affordability, good fuel economy, and comfortable and roomy interior.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 2.4-liter four-cylinder, 3.1-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic with overdrive
Models: Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Malibu LS, Chevrolet Malibu LS Gold Edition
The only significant change for the 1999 Chevrolet Malibu was the addition of an LS Gold Edition, which has more luxury features. Powertrain is virtually identical to previous years.
The 1999 Chevrolet Malibu fits the basic sedan profile, with a long hood and significant overhang in the front and the rear. There is little to set it apart from most sedans outside of the Malibu logo. Some exterior features include a standard spoiler on the Gold Edition, standard front fog lights on the LS and Gold Edition, standard automatic headlights on all models, and standard alloy wheels on the LS and Gold Edition (optional on the base models).
The 1999 Malibu seats five comfortably. Some of the features include standard leather trim and upholstery on the Gold Edition, optional leather upholstery on the LS, split-folding rear seats for increased cargo space on the Gold Edition (optional on the LS), a standard four-speaker sound system, a CD-player standard on Gold Edition and optional on base and LS models, an optional power moon roof, standard air-conditioning, standard remote keyless entry on the Gold Edition and the LS, standard tilt steering, and standard power windows on the LS and Gold Edition (optional on the base models).
Performance & Handling
The 1999 Chevrolet Malibu gets either a 150-horsepower (hp), 2.4-liter four-cylinder, or a 150-hp, 3.1-liter V-6. Though equal in horsepower, the V-6 gets greater torque and outperforms the four-cylinder in acceleration and speed, if only slightly. It handles only moderately well, with a slow feel to the steering. It does offer a comfortable ride on most surfaces and makes for convenient city driving.
Safety features for the 1999 Malibu include standard dual front-impact airbags and anti-lock brakes.
EPA Fuel Economy
Chevrolet Malibu: 22/30 mpg city/highway
- Interior room
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