The latest generation Malibu was introduced in 2008 and was an instant sales hit. With a base price of $21,800, it not only has a lot of value, but a new standard in build quality for Chevrolet. It is offered with two engines choices: a 2.4 liter 169 hp four-cylinder or a 3.6 liter 252 hp V6. Not only are both engines strong and responsive, both are quiet and offer firm and responsive handling. Chevrolet had the Toyota Camry as its benchmark target and they succeeded.
Not only is the interior fresh and modern, but it has a build quality that competes well against Camry. Crash test results are also very impressive and as Chevrolet begins to prepare the next generation Malibu, it'll have a hard time outdoing itself with the new model.