Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2016 Chevrolet Malibu 1.5T Tested: Finally the Car You Knew America Could Build?

-When Chevy brought back the Malibu nameplate for 1997, the resultant automobile carried the treacly tagline “The car you knew America could build,” as if to finally admit that the preceding two decades of Chevrolet automobiles had largely been misbegotten junk. That car still lacked the style and quality of the Japanese offerings of the era, and its inoffensive blandness was less progressive than the styling of its Oldsmobile Alero platform-mate. While GM rallied in the direction of goodness with the 2008–2012 models, that car’s follow-up felt like a regression. We’ve already gone on record saying that the attractive new ’Bu “feels like a quality car, not at all like its many banged-together and shoved-out predecessors,” but we also lambasted its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine for delivering “V-6 fuel economy with not-quite–V-6 acceleration.” Might a less-expensive, less-powerful version fare better? READ MORE ››

from Car and Driver Blog http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2016-chevrolet-malibu-lt-15-liter-test-review

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