2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Consumer Review: Awsome Value, Impressive Looks
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid - Consumer Review

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5 Total Reviews

Base Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. Hybrid 4-speed Automatic)

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Awsome Value, Impressive Looks
By hilehoffer on

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2008 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 4A)

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I just purchased the Malibu Hybrid this week. I love it. It is a mild hybrid, and it drives similar to the regular 4 cyl model. The differences are the engine turns off at a full stop, the engine instantly resumes when you lift your foot off the brake. The car uses regenerative braking and when you take your foot off the gas while cruising the car will slow and the batteries will charge. To coast without slowing down, just leave your foot lightly resting on the accelerator. There is a hump in the back of the trunk where the battery is. I am averaging over 30mpg, this is real good for a large sedan. This car drives like it should cost a lot more than the 22K I paid!

Best Features

LED lights in the cabin. Driver information center. Car turns off at a stop. Ultra smooth and quite ride. Great looks. Great fuel economy. Comfortable seats.

Worst Features

Another gear or 2 in the tranny.
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