One of the most highly anticipated cars of 2008 has been the Chevrolet Malibu. This 4-door 5 passenger mid-size family sedan has been superbly redesigned for 2008 to give Chevy a contender in a family sedan market dominated by Japanese Imports.
As part of the new design, the Malibu gets an all-new interior, with an ergonomic flow to it and an easy to navigate center console. The available ebony and brick leather appointed seats take this car to the next level, making the interior easily mistakable as that of a high-end luxury car or sport-tourer.
Engine choices for the new Malibu are a 169 horsepower 2.4-liter inline 4 and a 252 horsepower 3.6 liter V6. The front wheel drive Malibu utilizes a 4-speed automatic transmission for all trims other than the LTX trim, which uses a 6-speed automatic.
Mileage ranges from 17 miles per gallon city with the V6 to 30 miles per gallon with the 4-cylinder.
Base MSRP for the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu is $19,735. The Malibu LTZ starts at $26,795 and comes standard with nearly all the options checked-off.
Chevy has pulled out all the stops when it comes to the Malibu, which has been stunningly redesigned inside and out. This 4-door family sedan has a real chance at dethroning the juggernaut that is the Japanese import sedans.