One of the most highly anticipated cars of 2008 was the redesign of the Chevrolet Malibu. This 4-door 5 passenger mid-size family sedan is a year removed from its 2008 redesign that gave 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 for 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 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is very reasonable $20,825. A fully loaded Malibu LTX model will still cost less than $30,000. The Malibu is backed by a solid 5-year, 100,000-mile power train warranty.
Chevy has pulled out all the stops with the Malibu. After just a year on the market, it has shown that has the goods to take on the juggernaut that is the Japanese import sedans.