Chevrolet Malibu Depreciation

A Chevrolet Malibu will depreciate 55% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $12,178.

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, 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 $9,020 66.93% $18,255 13,500 2021
2 $9,797 64.08% $17,478 27,000 2022
3 $10,258 62.39% $17,017 40,500 2023
4 $11,535 57.71% $15,740 54,000 2024
5 $15,097 44.65% $12,178 67,500 2025
6 $17,134 37.18% $10,141 81,000 2026
7 $18,340 32.76% $8,935 94,500 2027
8 $20,587 24.52% $6,688 108,000 2028
9 $20,912 23.33% $6,363 121,500 2029
10 $21,419 21.47% $5,856 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $9,020 66.93% $18,255
2 $9,797 64.08% $17,478
3 $10,258 62.39% $17,017
4 $11,535 57.71% $15,740
5 $15,097 44.65% $12,178
6 $17,134 37.18% $10,141
7 $18,340 32.76% $8,935
8 $20,587 24.52% $6,688
9 $20,912 23.33% $6,363
10 $21,419 21.47% $5,856

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If you purchase a used Chevrolet Malibu that is 2 years old, then you could save $9,797 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 $5,300. 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, 67% 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 $17,321 $208 $9,954 36.49% 66.93% Best
2018 $24,113 $15,725 $273 $1,596 9.21% 64.08% Better
2017 $24,991 $15,963 $372 +$238 -1.51% 62.39% Good
2016 $24,937 $14,829 $437 $1,134 7.1% 57.71%
2015 $24,008 $11,288 $568 $3,541 23.88% 44.65% Better
2014 $24,538 $9,932 $809 $1,356 12.01% 37.18% Good
2013 $24,247 $8,867 $923 $1,065 10.72% 32.76%
2012 $24,491 $7,004 $999 $1,863 21.01% 24.52%
2011 $22,956 $6,505 $1,149 $499 7.12% 23.33%
2010 $22,781 $6,074 $1,182 $431 6.63% 21.47%
2009 $23,577 $5,644 $1,363 $430 7.08% 18.16%
2008 $21,852 $5,190 $1,620 $454 8.04% 16.34%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $27,275 100%
2019 $17,321 66.93% Best
2018 $15,725 64.08% Better
2017 $15,963 62.39% Good
2016 $14,829 57.71%
2015 $11,288 44.65% Better
2014 $9,932 37.18% Good
2013 $8,867 32.76%
2012 $7,004 24.52%
2011 $6,505 23.33%
2010 $6,074 21.47%
2009 $5,644 18.16%
2008 $5,190 16.34%
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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 April 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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