Since its debut back when the Beatles were singing about holding hands, the Chevrolet Malibu has gone through several iterations. The initial lineup consisted of rear-drive midsize cars that included coupes, sedans, wagons and the legendary, high-horsepower SS-badged muscle car. After a downsizing in the late 1970s and a quiet death in the early '80s, the Malibu returned as a front-wheel-drive midsize sedan in the late 1990s.
Recent Chevy Malibus should satisfy most, if not all the requirements you're likely to have for your next midsize car. Front and rear passenger room is on par with the competition in this class, and the Malibu offers a typical list of driver safety aids and smartphone integration features. A diverse lineup of four-cylinder engines offers a little something for everyone, whether your goal is maximum fuel economy or strong performance in cutthroat commuter traffic. Although some rivals try to appeal to buyers who want a sedan with a sporty disposition, the Chevrolet Malibu generally gives priority to comfortable, quiet cruising.
Read the most recent 2015 Chevrolet Malibu review.
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