Chevrolet Malibu Depreciation

A Chevrolet Malibu will depreciate 55% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $12,186.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 13,500 miles per year, and assumes a purchase price of $27,275 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

Chevrolet Malibu Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $8,597 68.48% $18,678 13,500 2021
2 $9,557 64.96% $17,718 27,000 2022
3 $9,601 64.80% $17,674 40,500 2023
4 $11,813 56.69% $15,462 54,000 2024
5 $15,089 44.68% $12,186 67,500 2025
6 $17,118 37.24% $10,157 81,000 2026
7 $18,255 33.07% $9,020 94,500 2027
8 $20,451 25.02% $6,824 108,000 2028
9 $20,644 24.31% $6,631 121,500 2029
10 $21,264 22.04% $6,011 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $8,597 68.48% $18,678
2 $9,557 64.96% $17,718
3 $9,601 64.80% $17,674
4 $11,813 56.69% $15,462
5 $15,089 44.68% $12,186
6 $17,118 37.24% $10,157
7 $18,255 33.07% $9,020
8 $20,451 25.02% $6,824
9 $20,644 24.31% $6,631
10 $21,264 22.04% $6,011

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If you purchase a used Chevrolet Malibu that is 2 years old, then you could save $9,557 compared to buying new, and still have a relatively new model with plenty of useful life remaining. If you plan to keep this vehicle for 3 years then your total cost of depreciation would be $5,532. Try other age and ownership length combinations, or different vehicles to see if you can find depreciation sweetspots where this cost is the lowest. Hint: Try vehicles between 2 and 4 years old, as brand new vehicles depreciate quickly. Also, if this is a recently released model and buying a few years old isn't possible, consider another vehicle, or perhaps wait until more used Malibu models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Chevrolet Malibu

The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu is our top pick for the best model year value for the Malibu. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 68% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2015 model years are also attractive years for the Malibu, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Malibu's price as new, current price, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money of the Chevrolet Malibu models.

Chevrolet Malibu Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $27,275 $27,275 $173 $0 0% 100%
2019 $25,570 $17,718 $208 $9,557 35.04% 68.48% Best
2018 $24,113 $15,936 $273 $1,782 10.06% 64.96% Better
2017 $24,991 $16,565 $372 +$629 -3.95% 64.8% Good
2016 $24,937 $14,573 $437 $1,992 12.03% 56.69%
2015 $24,008 $11,294 $568 $3,279 22.5% 44.68% Better
2014 $24,538 $9,948 $809 $1,346 11.92% 37.24% Good
2013 $24,247 $8,941 $923 $1,007 10.12% 33.07%
2012 $24,491 $7,127 $999 $1,814 20.29% 25.02%
2011 $22,956 $6,729 $1,149 $398 5.58% 24.31%
2010 $22,781 $6,204 $1,182 $525 7.8% 22.04%
2009 $23,577 $6,010 $1,363 $194 3.13% 19.71%
2008 $21,852 $5,202 $1,620 $808 13.44% 16.39%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $27,275 100%
2019 $17,718 68.48% Best
2018 $15,936 64.96% Better
2017 $16,565 64.8% Good
2016 $14,573 56.69%
2015 $11,294 44.68% Better
2014 $9,948 37.24% Good
2013 $8,941 33.07%
2012 $7,127 25.02%
2011 $6,729 24.31%
2010 $6,204 22.04%
2009 $6,010 19.71%
2008 $5,202 16.39%
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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in September 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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