It was close but no cigar for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu at the 2016 North American International Auto Show.
The 2016 Malibu was in the running for the 2016 North American Car Of The Year but, alas, it wasn’t meant to be. The 2016 Malibu was beat out by the all-new, tenth generation Honda Civic.
Although the 2016 Malibu missed out on NACOTY, it has garnered plenty of positive press. That includes The Detroit Free Press naming it its car of the year.
Even us here at GM Authority found much to love with the 2016 Malibu. It’s spacious, overly refined and we even think it’s a looker, too.
But, the Civic is also one hell of a vehicle compared to its ninth generation. The award still went to a very deserving winner.
As the Cleveland Browns fans love to say: there’s always next year.