The Chevrolet Malibu
, since the nameplate was revived in 1997, has never been better. That, however, may no longer be good enough. The current ninth-generation Malibu hit the market for 2016 with sleeker styling. It’s also bigger than its immediate predecessor, which lacked proper rear seat legroom for this segment. With a couple of four-cylinder engines and a hybrid variant
to choose from (no V6 option), the Malibu is a safe and smart choice, but given the Camry’s newfound mojo, Chevy’s chassis engineers may need to take a suspension tuning lesson from the Camaro and Corvette in order to get the Malibu, due for a facelift likely next year, ready for battle.