The Malibu has a beautiful and “clean” design that does not alienate the average buyer.
The midsize Chevy offers a comfortable and commanding seating for the driver.
The cockpit, centre console and the dashboard with high-quality plastics and fake-wood create a nice and solid appearance.
The legroom in the rear is fine. However, the rear seats are uncomfortable and not up to the standards of the middle class.
The Camaro-inspired taillights underline the family ties and give the Malibu a sportier look.
The 7.9 liter consumption (as advertised) should be used only for comparison purposes. The actual average I measured was around 10 liters.
In terms of cornering and steering response, the Malibu is much more a European car that about two generations ago. Credit to close cooperation with Opel, GM’s European brand.
The navigation system works perfectly and easier to use than in Cadillac, GM’s top brand.
The 462 liter trunk space is big enough to accommodate a family of four during long rides.
The 2.0 liter four cylinder turbocharged Ecotec (gasoline) engine with 259 HP delivers 295 lb-ft of torque.
Nothing extraordinary, but good value for your money. This is The Chevrolet Malibu in a nutshell.
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Natural Resources Canada fuel economy (L/100 km) city; highway; as-tested
Article: Varol McKars
Pictures: Varol McKars, Gokche Erkan, Cagdas Ongen
Test vehicle was provided by General Motors Canada
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