Chevrolet Malibu Review – Research New & Used Chevrolet Malibu Models

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Since its back when the Beatles singing about holding the Chevrolet Malibu has gone several iterations. The initial consisted of rear-drive midsizers included coupes, sedans, and the legendary, high-horsepower SS-badged car. After a downsizing in the 1970s and a quiet … in the ’80s, the Malibu was reincarnated as a anonymous, front-wheel-drive favorite of fleets.

The latest Chevy however, builds upon the graces established by its strong and is well deserving of some Me Do. It boasts a level of refinement and competence that puts it and shoulders above its past and among the best midsize sedans. Traits such as a cabin, a composed and quiet handsome styling and advanced features make the latest Malibu a top choice.

Current Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevrolet Malibu represents an generation introduced for 2013. It welcome improvements in refinement, content and efficiency.

The Malibu’s is best seen inside. lesser-equipped models enjoy an of sound deadening, soft-touch high-quality switchgear and an attractive There’s also an emphasis on as Chevy’s MyLink system your smartphone to the car via a USB jack the Bluetooth system, allowing for not hands-free calling, but audio and Internet music streaming as

A well-designed center control with an integrated touchscreen the Malibu more user-friendly its Chevy cousins.

There are well-equipped trim levels: LS, LT, LTZ and Under the hood, the Malibu standard with a 2.5-liter engine. From there, can go either the performance or fuel route.

The former is satisfied by a turbocharged four-cylinder for those who more power on hand in family sedan. The Malibu on the other hand, features a four-cylinder connected to a mild system that provides electric-motor assistance during but primarily powers an auto system as well as certain accessories that would draw power from the alternator. The Eco’s 29 mpg combined is impressive fuel economy, but a smidgen better than competitors with normal engines.

In total, however, the Chevrolet is among the best choices in the family sedan class includes very appealing from Ford, Hyundai, Kia and We suggest checking them all out deciding, but the Chevy’s handsome high-tech features and general of refinement are its particular strong

Used Chevrolet Malibu

The previous-generation Malibu was produced 2008 through 2012. its crisp, tailored lines, Malibu looked more a luxury sedan than its predecessor. Its cabin was similarly with a stylish design and color schemes that out from the crowd (while less-than-ideal materials).

Throughout its life, this was available in four trims 1LT, 2LT and LTZ) and with a of two engines. A 169-horsepower, 2.4-liter was initially standard on all but the LTZ, but for it became available for every That year also saw a automatic transmission replace the four-speed unit on all but the LS and 1LT trims, every Malibu got it a year

A 3.6-liter 252-hp V6 served as the engine upgrade (though it was standard on the LTZ). This had a six-speed automatic, as well as a steering system than the Its hydraulic steering (versus offered more weighting and a bit road feel, but neither was really a standout in the class.

Similarly, this Malibu’s in general was responsive enough, but few deem it sporty.

Our staff was impressed with this Malibu. Its combination of handsome a spacious and attractive cabin, performance and a quiet ride Chevy a serious player in tough segment. Subpar seat space and hit-or-miss construction were notable along with a few missing like a navigation system.

its transmission, changes were to features availability, with like Bluetooth and an iPod eventually added.

The previous of the Chevy Malibu was offered 2004-’08. As there was that overlap, Chevrolet distinguished the two Malibus by calling the retiring the Malibu Classic. In addition to a body style, the outgoing was also offered in a longer-wheelbase version called the Malibu

Compared to earlier Malibus, one came with more engine choices, a roomier and state-of-the-art safety features available side curtain and adjustable pedals. We noted predictable ride and handling plenty of passenger and cargo ample safety and convenience and an innovative new remote start for preliminary warm-up/cool-down.

Base LS and LT models made up the bulk of the production. The lack of style and was addressed in 2006 when the was beefed up with the leather-trimmed LTZ and SS. For power, that generation a 2.2-liter four-cylinder rated at 144 hp (LS and LT a 217-hp 3.5-liter V6 (standard on the LTZ and on LT) and a top-dog 3.9-liter V6 with 240 for the SS.

All were hooked up to a proven automatic transmission, and the SS featured a mode. We’d suggest one of the V6 engines, which provided an combination of performance and fuel In reviews, we commented favorably the car’s smooth ride fuel economy, roomy and top safety scores.

Noted downsides included a interior design and subpar and handling.

Previous to this, was the Chevrolet Malibu from Following its introduction, this Malibu went upscale optional leather trim and a in 1998. In 2000, the front was modified to be more Impala-like and the V6 was improved with more

Minor detail changes exterior/interior trim revisions, headlamp control, new audio with a CD player and new colors the Malibu through its next few

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