If you use the backseat frequently for carrying passengers or children in car seats, there are better options in the class. This unit is now sold. That should solve the around-town speed woes I experienced with the base engine. The fit and finish of the interior is poor as well, with ugly, bulky, cheap plastics that feel poorly integrated. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.
Unfortunately, the materials in the cabin and the design itself underwhelmed me. The recall began on April 20, 2015. Although they all fit, they felt crammed-in, especially the unlucky soul in the middle seat. Demonstrating that economical transportation does not require the sacrifice of comfort or safety!. The recall began on October 14, 2016. OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes,.
This could cause a gradual loss of battery charge and the illumination of the malfunction indicator light. There is a moderate amount of body roll, and it often loses composure. There is a moderate amount of body roll, and it often loses composure. Please visit us at for more used vehicles that are available for sale! This Eco version is a novel idea, but falls short, as it fails to capitalize on available technology to provide a drastic savings in fuel. One good thing the Malibu has going for it is the quiet ride.
Other materials are about par for the class. Remedy General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and retighten the bolts as necessary, free of charge. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. That should solve the around-town speed woes I experienced with the base engine. The continues the trend of the recent model years in producing a drivable, slightly plain midsize vehicle with American origins. Send David an Hide full review. All other mid-size sedans trump the Malibu in rear seat space.
After shelving the model for 14 years, it was reintroduced as a midsize, front-wheel drive model that was nothing like the original. OnStar and Navigation is an option. The rest of the Chevrolet Malibu lineup has a class-leading 16. The recall began April 21, 2015. Other Features Active handling improves traction and enhances vehicle stability Traction control, all-speed Daytime Running Lamps Air bags, frontal and side-impact, driver and front passenger. Other aspects of the interior let the Malibu down, however.
A 259-hp, turbocharged four-cylinder will be available later in the year with a considerable 260 pounds-feet of torque. The Malibu has received its fair share of criticism since arriving earlier this year, and in certain trims, like the Eco, it is warranted. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Malibu five out of a five stars for overall rating, including five out of five stars for front- and side-impact protection. Chevy will point to the Eco trim level and its 37 mpg highway figure as an alternative for fuel-conscious shoppers, but the redesigned 2013 Nissan Altima gets 38 mpg highway out of its base engine. In the affected vehicles, the console transmission gear selection indicator may not illuminate the shift position selected. The only transmission available is a 6-speed automatic. Performance I tested the latest Malibu with its new base four-cylinder engine in various trims.
The recall began during December 2013. The base engine is a new 2. The trunk has a class-leading 16. A sunroof is available on all trim levels, while 16-inch wheels are standard with 17- and 18-inch wheels being available independently or as part of a package. Show full review Midsize sedans are the tried-and-true everyday car. Show full review Midsize sedans are the tried-and-true everyday car. Acceleration is smooth, moving up through the gears during normal driving, but it will buck for a quick instant when trying to accelerate to pass on the highway or power up a steep incline.
In the affected vehicles, the Slide or Tilt switch for the roof panel may not be adequately recessed to prevent the switch from inadvertently being pressed. The Malibu is not a complete bust on the inside though, as there are plenty of features that are standard or optional from the base model on up. In the field of accident prevention, an electronic stability control system with braking assist is standard, as are anti-lock brakes and a tire pressure monitor. The front occupants get standard knee airbags. Out back however, things fall off the rails as the rear treatment is a mismatch of various design cues.