Why is the Chevy Malibu a good car?
It’s a fair question, given this sedan’s quiet rise to popularity following its 1997 rebirth. While Chevy is most linked to pickup trucks and the sedan market has become dominated by foreign manufacturers, the Malibu has been cruising under the radar for years.
The things that make the Malibu such a good car can be credited to Chevrolet’s forward-thinking approach and the ability to identify what consumers want in a sedan.
Take for example the fact that the 2016 Malibu was released with some 300 fewer pounds of weight despite having a body that measures two inches longer than the 2015 model. Coupled with the sloping, coupe-like roofline and aerodynamic body lines, the Malibu features sporty handling and exceptional fuel efficiency (to the tune of 27 MPG city and 37 MPG highway).
Inside, the Malibu sports available ventilated seats and satin chrome accents, speaking to our desire for both luxury and comfort. Chevrolet has kept pace with technology, outfitting the Malibu with an intuitive, multi-purpose steering wheel and center console that brings the available Apple CarPlay straight to your fingertips.
Chevy Malibu: Safe for the Whole Family
The Chevy Malibu is a good first car for teen drivers. It was the first model to introduce a system that allows parents to view data about how the car was driven and gives control over speed, audio levels, and seatbelt use.
The Malibu is not just a kid’s car though. As an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, the Chevy Malibu is safe for the whole family, featuring a number of advanced safety features like a rear vision camera, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and OnStar Automatic Crash Response among others.
But don’t mistake the Chevy Malibu for some kind of child’s toy. Boasting 250 horsepower out of a turbocharged engine, the Malibu more than satisfies our need for speed. And fuel economy lovers will benefit from the Malibu’s hybrid model.
Check out this video review to gain a better understanding of what makes the Chevy Malibu such a good car.